Surfrider Foundation Canada

What is Surfrider Foundation Canada

Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the ocean, beaches, and waves through a powerful activist network. There are chapters in the USA, Canada, Europe, Australia, Japan, and Latin America.

Surfrider Foundation Canada has three chapters in British Columbia: the Vancouver Chapter, the Vancouver Island Chapter based in Victoria, and the Pacific Rim chapter based in Tofino and Ucluelet.

Surfrider has built a dedicated network in British Columbia of coastal defenders who transform their passion for our coast into lasting protection. We are fortunate to live in a place where passion for protection is in our blood. Our communities are dominated by guardians including First Nations, grassroots environmentalists, and scientists, as well as ocean lovers, surfers, kayakers, beach walkers, and fishing enthusiasts. Bridging local knowledge together with national experts in law, policy and science, Surfrider is one of many lines of defence on the BC coast.

Why Partner with Surfrider Foundation

All of us at QWC have a deep love for the waterways that we live and play on and we want to play a more impactful part in protecting and if possible improving the state of them for future generations to enjoy. The Surfrider Foundation is a volunteer based charity that is very effectively doing just that. We really wanted to support them and help advocate their message to all of our own partners and customers Canada wide. So we at QWC are very excited to announce that we are partnering with them to assist with their mission and their campaigns. We will also be assisting with raising funds for the Foundation and we will also be running our own funding programs. Please check back on our Website regularly to see what current programs we have going. Also, check out the Surfrider Foundation Chapter programs, campaigns, and victories at their own regional chapter websites. You can sign up to region-specific newsletters, find contact info for staff and volunteers, or donate to a specific chapter:




We support all of the campaigns that Surfrider Canada chapters champion.

Here are some of our favourite campaigns:
Protect where you Play
Ocean Friendly Business
Public Education
Forget the Foam
Rise above Plastic
Beach Cleanups

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