Our local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is a community of everyday people who passionately protect our playground - the ocean, waves, and beaches that provide us so much enjoyment.Learn More
We are hosting our 19th annual Concert for the Coast, FREE for all ages (no tickets required), featuring artists such as John Craigie, Cydeways, Matt Perko and Friends, Pookie, and West of Malbay! Cruise on over to Anisq’Oyo Park on Saturday, May 12th from 12:00-7:00 pm, and surround yourself with sunshine, good music, and awesome people who share a love for our coast!
Local vendors and organizations committed to protecting and enjoying our coasts will be there including Santa Barbara Woodfire Catering, Lido’s Salsa, Spindt Jewelry, Isla Vista Yoga, Greenhouse and Garden Project, and Excursion Club!
Additionally, we will have a grand raffle. You could win awesome prizes including a GoPro, Island Packers Trip, Slightly Stoopid tickets, Patagonia wetsuit, Excursion Club memberships, Guayaki Yerba Mate, and more! All raffle proceeds will be donated to Environmental Defense Center for the preservation of our Gaviota Coast.
Happy Spring quarter! Here’s our schedule for the upcoming beach clean-ups. We hope to see some familiar and new faces out there! As always, equipment and snacks are provided and we can sign off on community service!
The past two months have been extremely devastating and chaotic for Santa Barbara. The mudslides and big swells coming through have left TONS of trash on our shores. Come show your love for this beautiful town we call home and lend a hand at our beach cleanups this quarter! Dates shown below:
Meet us at Devereaux Beach stairs (far end of DP) from 11am-1pm on Sunday, January 28th for the first clean up of the new year. Hope to see you all there!
The Trump administration wants to open the Atlantic, Pacific, Eastern Gulf, and Arctic to new offshore oil and gas drilling. Offshore drilling is a dirty and destructive business that will harm our ocean and coastal communities. This is part of the largest assault on our ocean in American history. Make your voice heard and keep this disastrous new exploration from harming our coastlines.
Visit the Surfrider Foundation National website here for more information on what you can do to help!
With air quality and health on the forefront of everybody’s minds this week, we’d like to introduce you to a similar service Isla Vista Surfrider is providing to the community! Our Blue Water Task Force team is now conducting regular ocean water quality testing. Just like you care about the air you breathe, you should care about the cleanliness of the ocean you swim, surf, and fish in. Expect regular updates on the quality of Sands, Pescadero, and Campus Point. Check before you surf! How will you help lower harmful bacteria counts in our oceans?