2017 State of the Beach

Sea level rise planning is an absolute must for all states. Considering that sea levels could rise up to six feet by the end of the century, it is critical coastal states implement climate change adaptation measures in order to protect coastal resources and taxpayers. Now is the time for coastal states to proactively and strategically plan for sea level rise to avoid the loss of beaches, homes, communities, public access, recreation and healthy ecosystems.

Our home state, California received the top Beach Report grade in the nation from the Surfrider National Headquarters. Here’s what they had to say:

“The state has some of the best coastal preservation and sea level rise planning polices in the nation. California continues to be the shining example of how to manage coastlines and plan for future sea level rise.”

Remember we are fighting for the coast nationwide, in addition to in your backyard!


Fall Quarter Beach Cleanup Schedule

Save a copy of this flyer and share it with your friends! We hope to see you at our last two cleanups of the quarter.

Also keep up with our Google Calendar to find dates for upcoming beach cleanups and other great Surfrider events!



Jailhouse Beach Clean Up Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to clean our local UCSB beach! The Jailhouse looks significantly less awful thanks to all your hard work. All the volunteers helped Surfrider out big time in our mission to keep Isla Vista’s beaches clean and bring good vibes to our community!


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 ivsurfrider@gmail.com. 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!

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