Isla Vista is a predominantly college student town perched on one mile of blufftop north of the UCSB campus in Goleta, CA. The IV Surfrider chapter is unique in its make-up in that it has nearly entirely college-aged participants. The chapter creates both a social network as well as a program in which young people can take personal responsibility for the environment they inhabit and make a difference in their unique local community.

Although we don’t all surf, we all love the ocean and are dedicated to our local coastline. And although we do encourage people to become members of Surfrider National, there are no requirements to participate in our activities.


The IV Surfrider chapter meets on select nights on campus. Subscribe to our newsletter for specific times and locations, or follow us on Facebook and Instagram. We meet to plan and discuss upcoming events, hang out with friends, and eat free pizza.