Our ocean, waves and beaches belong to all of us and it is our job to protect them.
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Surfrider Hilo believes in the power of communities coming together to malama what nourishes and supports us: our ʻāina and kai. By combining the strength of our local ʻike and the solidarity of our global network, we can find collaborative solutions that empower and benefit both the people and the environment.
When we see what we love in trouble, we act. And we win.
Our irreplaceable national network of chapter volunteers serves as the first response to local threats in coastal communities across the US. They are the boots on the ground who collaborate on both the local and national level with regional staff and issue experts to carry out our mission through campaign, program and educational initiatives in their local communities.
Protect & Enjoy
Surfrider has built a network of coastal defenders who transform their passion for our coasts into lasting protection. Bridging local knowledge with national experts in law, policy and science, our formula for success — both the playbook and the team — produces victories for our beaches year after year. Over the last three decades we have a track record of more than 350 victories (since we started counting in 2006!). We don’t just play. We win.