The Surfing Site was created out of a desire to share the joy of surfing with people from all walks of life. We also invite and encourage each of you to join us in helping to preserve and protect our oceans and beaches. All of us need to take care when surfing to be respectful of the ocean and its inhabitants.
If you wish to do more, consider volunteering your time or donating money to one of the following non-profit organizations who are doing important work to support the surfing community and/or protect our environment.
The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches.
Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 80 chapters worldwide.
SurfAid International is a non-profit organization dedicated to the alleviation of human suffering through community-based health programs. With the support of the New Zealand and Australian governments, the global surfing community, and most importantly the Mentawai people of the affected areas themselves, SurfAid has come to exemplify the healing power of cross-cultural partnerships.
Ocean Conservancy promotes healthy and diverse ocean ecosystems and opposes practices that threaten ocean life and human life. Through research, education, and science-based advocacy, Ocean Conservancy informs, inspires, and empowers people to speak and act on behalf of the oceans. In all its work, Ocean Conservancy strives to be the world's foremost advocate for the oceans.
Greenpeace has grown from a small group of dedicated activists to an international organization with offices in more than 30 countries. Our fight to save the planet has grown more serious – the threat of global warming, destruction of ancient forests, deterioration of our oceans, and the threat of a nuclear disaster loom large. Greenpeace is actively working to address these and other threats.