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Surfrider North Orange County

Surfrider Foundation North Orange County

Our Mission

Where the land meets the sea

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.

Our Campaigns

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Featured Campaign

Trash Interceptor x2

We already contributed to getting a trash interceptor installed at the mouth of the San Diego Creek to protect Newport's Back Bay, Harbor, and Upper Newport Bay Nature Reserve. (Concept on the right).

Now we are working with elected officials, two counties, multiple cities, and various heads of public works to get two more in our area. Making your donations help protect our section of the Ocean, waves, and beaches.

The next location will be the inside the San Gabriel River which splits LA County in half with the help of Assembly Members Diane Dixon and Josh Lowenthal, Supervisor Andrew Do, the Cities of Seal and Long Beach, and LA/OC Public Works.

After that we will be working on having one inside the Santa Ana River stopping trash that flows down from Big Bear to the border of Huntington/Newport Beach. 

Our Programs

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12.31.23 YTD Totals

It's Kind of a Big Deal

Year to Date we have removed over 32,200 lbs. of trash in 2023.

Our Campaigns

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Featured Campaign

Phasing Out Single Use Plastics in Irvine

We are working with the City of Irvine to craft an ordinance to phase out non-essential single use plastics. If passed it will be the most comprehensive plastic waste reduction act in Southern California.

Our Network


Join Our Network

The Surfrider Foundation’s biggest strength is our grassroots, community based chapters and their ability to act as local activists for the protection of the coast.

The Surfrider Foundation is committed to fostering a just, equitable, diverse and inclusive organization for all people who protect and enjoy the world’s ocean, waves and beaches.

Support Surfrider

Your support will help us get one step closer to our vision of protecting 100% of our coasts.