Our Work

    • Rise above  plastics wave

      Rise Above Plastics

      Rise Above Plastics aims to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

    • Ocean Friendly logo

      Ocean Friendly

      The Surfrider Foundation Australia’s ‘Ocean Friendly’ Program, is an Australian adaption
      of the Surfrider Foundation US ‘Ocean Friendly Restaurants’ program which aims to
      reduce single-use plastic at it’s source, in favour of reusable items and non-plastic
      alternatives, as well as ensuring food and other consumables are ethically sourced. The
      program further aims to reduce the environmental impact of participating venues by
      encouraging efficient water and energy usage.

    • Pick up rubbish to pick up a free coffee

      Rubbish 4 Coffee

      The aim of this initiative is to support Ocean Friendly cafes up and down our coastlines Australia wide to engage with their communities to  clean up their beaches through the simple act of sharing of coffee! With 8 million tonnes of litter making its way into the ocean annually, we’re on a mission to divert plastic debris from polluting our oceans. Click here to register your cafe or find a list of participating cafes in your state..

    • Endangered waves Winki

      Endangered Waves

      The Endangered Waves program aims to highlight the many threats endangering a number of Australia’s most unique and fragile surfing and coastal environments. Unlike endangered wildlife there are no surfbreak protection laws in Australia. 

    • Campaigns by state

      Campaigns by State

      The core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into the categories of Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places.