Surfrider Hilo Chapter

Welcome to Surfrider Hilo

Surfrider Hilo believes in ocean protection: clean water, public beach access, sustainable products, and supporting environmental efforts on the Big Island.

You can think about us with three concepts.

    1. Protection and enjoyment
      We don’t want to put a velvet rope around a beach and tell people to keep off. We’re surfers, we’re beach goers, we’re watermen… We enjoy the coasts. We’re an inclusive and collaborative group
    2. Oceans, waves and beaches
      Think coastlines, we’re engaged with environmental issues that affect our coastlines. From Hu Honua to upgrading our waste water systems – gulch pig fencing to reducing plastic pollution – we are brainstorming together with our partners to find collaborative solutions that benefit the community.
    3. Powerful activist network speaks to how we go about this mission. We are a grassroots organization. We’re local in many coastal regions. The knowledge of the people in an area can be empowered and amplified by tapping into our global network and resources. Let our voices be heard! 


We’re moms, we’re surfers, we’re kids and teens… we’re you. We’re engaged to protect what we love: oceans, waves and beaches.

“The time for pointing fingers is over, there is no more space or time for blame and shame. This is going to take all of us coming together and all individually using our strengths for the better good of all.  “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”