Join Our Team!

The Isla Vista Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is seeking interns for this 2017-2018 school year. We have a variety of internship opportunities available and we would love to have YOU involved with our organization to make this year our best one yet! Both new and returning students are encouraged to apply.

All interns are expected to commit a minimum of one year and to attend all IV Surfrider events that fit their schedule. If you are interested in applying, please fill out the following application in addition to emailing your resume and schedule to The due date for applications has been extended to Sunday, October 15th, at 4:00PM, and we will conduct interviews the following week. We are excited to welcome awesome new interns to the IV Surfrider team! Click HERE for the Isla Vista Surfrider Internship Application and a description of available positions.


Concert for the Coast was a huge success once again. Great music, great people and a great cause! Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Isla Vista Surfrider and the mission to protect and enjoy our oceans, waves, and beaches!

Concert for the Coast

Entry is FREE for all and no tickets are required!

We are hosting our 18th annual Concert for the Coast 2017! We’ve got some awesome bands lined up including Tomorrows Bad Seeds, West Swell, Feral Vida, Mellow Grass, and De Honeyman! Cruise on over to Aniq’Oyo park THIS Saturday, May 20th from 2-7 pm, and surround yourself with sunshine, good music and awesome people who share a love for our coast!

We will be having a huge raffle where you can win cool prizes! All of the proceeds will be donated to Environmental Defense Center for the preservation of the Gaviota Coast.

Local organizations committed to protecting and enjoying our coasts will be tabling and explaining what you can do to get involved in taking care of your local beaches.

Surf Contest Success

We would like to thank all the wonderful people who came out to participate and volunteer in our very first Isla Vista Surf Contest!

After a wise postponement due to lack of swell, we had great waves on the day of the competition which led to a great day of surfing.

We hope the event will be even more successful next year, with a waiting period that spans the first half of winter quarter!

Surf Contest Update & Sunday Beach Cleanup

The 2017 IV Surf Contest at Dreamies

The 2017 IV Surf Contest at Dreamies is happening this weekend!
The event will now be held from 
12-5:30 pm this Saturday, March 11th at Dogshit park. We apologize on behalf of mother nature for not providing us with ample stoke and waves on the original date.  For more information or to sign up as a contestant visit the webpage hereCheck-in for contestants will be at 12 pm sharp at Dogshit Park (Oceanside 68 Block of Del Playa Drive).

Volunteers Needed! Signup to Volunteer at this years Benefit Surf Contest by clicking here. Shifts highlighted in grey are no longer needed. Please update your availability, review tasks, and check-in for your shift on time!

We are optimistic about swell prediction for a this weekend. However, if the waves are unbearable and un-surfable we will be hosting a tarp surf session for contestants and audience members.

Please send any question regarding the Surf Contest to
Benny Drescher at
Join the Facebook event for more details and updates!

Surfrider Sunday Beach Cleanup

Take a study break on the beach and give back to our lovely Isla Vista community. Meet us at the beach entrance of Camino Pescadero Park between 2-4 pm this Sunday, March 12th! We’ll be waiting for you with free snacks, stickers, and all necessary beach cleanup supplies.

We hope to see you there!

Follow our Facebook page at Isla Vista Surfrider and Instagram @islavistasurfrider for more updates!

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