Miami Chapter

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. The Miami chapter was started by Wyatt Porter Brown and T.C over 10 years ago. Though there have been rough times, we’ve been growing ever since!
August 15, 2013

Surfrider content now available in Español

Many thanks to our friends at Surfrider Argentina for sharing their content. Please share appropriately!

April 12, 2014

April 26 Dune Restoration Day with Corporate Partner Metro1


Saturday, April 26, 8:45 am – 1 pm

79th Street & the dunes at South end of North Shore Open Space Park, 7900 block of Collins Ave

Surfrider Miami will be back in the dunes returning them to their healthy, natural state with a solid team of volunteers including employees of our guest corporate sponsor Metro 1, advocates for sustainable real estate solutions  who will be making a generous donation to the Chapter so we can continue our protection of oceans, waves and beaches.

Surfrider will supply all instruction, equipment, snacks, cold water, waivers and community service forms.  Wear solid shoes, bring a refillable water bottle (we will NOT have any single use plastics on the beach) and sunscreen. Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

After we’re done, time to jump in and cool down in the beautiful Atlantic Ocean!


April 12, 2014

April 16 & 19 Sustainatopia & Surfrider: Eco-Fashion + Saltwater board sports


April 16th, 7:30 pm at Miami Beach Botanical Gardens

Sustainable leader awards, eco fashion show with Wilhelmina Models, Barefoot Wine, Kona Beer. Event to benefit Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter and Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Full details here: 

NOTE: Tickets are half price for current Surfrider members. Official member list will be at the check in table. Not on the list, you will be charged full price. Not a current member? Get current here

Festival of the Elements

April 19th, 10 am – 7 pm on the sand at 25th Street Beach

Kiteboarding, stand up paddleboarding, surfing – enjoy the ocean.

Full details




March 27, 2014

April 9: Sand Wars – Cinema Green Climate Change Part IV

Surfrider is teaming with Ecomb for Sand Wars (trailer: , an important documentary about the chief ingredient of our beach playground immediately followed by a panel of coastal policy experts including Dr. Chad Nelson, Environmental Director, Surfrider Foundation, who will Skype in from Surfrider HQ in California. Sand-Wars-Poster

For the party set, there will be a post-screening reception sponsored by Cafe Mistral at 110 Washington Ave.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 9th, 6:45-8:45 pm Screening/Q&A Panel;  9-10 pm Cafe Mistral wine & cheeze reception

WHERE: Miami Beach Cinematheque, 1130 Washington Ave, Miami Beach

WHO: Ecomb & Surfrider Foundation Miami Chapter

COST: $10; $9 students & seniors; $8 Ecomb & Surfrider members – not a member??  join Surfrider here

More detail at Ecomb’s event page 

March 12, 2014

March 20: Surfrider Community & Member Meetup at Miami Beach Botanical Garden

On March 20th, we are going back to our 3rd Thursday of month Surfrider Community/Member Meetup at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden.
We’ll start at 7 pm with some networking, beverages & surf story then go with following:
- One Beach short film
- 2014 Chapter Executive Committee Elections
- Discussion of current activism activities, plans & opportunities (Want to plug in to Chapter??)
- A short clip or two of local rad surf footage (have good local video under 5 minutes? Submit to for consideration)
- we’ll wrap by 9:15 pm
February 26, 2014

March 5th: Surfrider & Ecomb’s Cinema Green Climate Change Film series

For those of you who missed the premier of Shored Up in the Fall, we’re bringing this important documentary back.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 8:45 pm followed by Q & A with filmmaker Ben Kalina (vis Skype)

WHERE: Miami Beach Cinematheque on Washington Ave

Details here:

Note: Discounted tickets for current Surfrider Foundation members.

Not a member? Get it done here


February 26, 2014

Sunday, Mar 2: Surfrider Foundation @ Indian Creek Paddle Showdown

Surfrider Miami will have a major presence at this fun, paddleboard, kayak or surf ski race.  Beginner to advanced race categories.    ICPS 2014

WHEN: Sunday, March 2:

8-9 am - Pre-event Surfrider-hosted waterway clean-up

9 – 10 am - Check-in/register

10:30 am - 10 mile race starts

11:30 am - 1.5 mile and 6 mile races start

1:30 pm – Awards/Presentations

Register & Details:

WHERE:  Miami Beach Rowing Club

NOTE:  Surfrider Miami is helping the event go plastic free – NO SINGLE USE PLASTICS please. Bring re-fillable bottle. Do your part


November 5, 2013

Double Feature Film Screening Fundraiser Party – Nov 22nd

Join us for a double feature film screening fundraiser party featuring:

“3 Killas y un Kiwi” by Marina Zawisza -  introduces Latin American female surfers to the world – East Coast Premier

“Tropically Yours” by David Malcolm -  features red hot surfing in exotic, tropical locales

Attendees will enjoy music, food trucks, beer/wine/refreshments, exciting raffle prizes, an eco-village showcasing Surfrider and local environmental groups, and interaction with the local surfing community. All funds raised support Surfrider Miami’s mission to protect and improve Miami’s beach playground.

To get your advance tickets, visit:

WHO: Surfrider members, Marina Zawisza, film maker, Sofia Mulanovich, former ASP champ and current WCT Pro from Peru, Ornella Pellizzari, WCT Pro from Argentina, surfers, extreme sport enthusiasts and local beach lovers!

WHEN: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 from 7:00pm – 11:30pm

8:15 – Tropically Yours – courtesy of David Malcolm & Transworld Surf

10:00 – 3 Killas y Un Kiwi screening with Marina, Sofia and Ornella – thanks to LAN Airlines

WHERE: Miami Beach Botanical Gardens (2000 Convention Center Drive, Miami Beach)

$10 in advance , $15 at door Food will be available for purchase and beer, wine & soft drinks will be available for suggested donation.

Special note from LAN & TAM Airlines, our airline sponsor – boards fly FREE!  Surfboards 9’6″ & under ‘are considered as part of your checked baggage allowance so no additional charge .  Info at and .

Special thanks goes out to our sponsors:

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SUP beach cleanup
November 5, 2013

Beach cleanup with a twist – Nov 16th

SUPers are being called upon to get together for a beach cleanup and paddle on Saturday, Nov. 16th 2013 from 9am to 12pm! This will be no ordinary cleanup, instead we want you to help us get the trash out of the water while on your board! We will provide gloves and tools to help you with the efforts, while you rise and shine to the occasion. We will be meeting across the street from MAST Academy, look for the Surfrider banner!

Don’t forget to bring your trash collectors (net bags, baskets, etc) and, of course, reusable water bottles for your fill ups!

SUP beach cleanup

ShoredUp 10-16
September 19, 2013

Oct 16 & 17: Documentary screening SHORED UP with Director Ben Kalina

Surfrider is partnering with FIU’s Office of University Sustainability on Oct 16th and the Union of Concerned Scientists at the Miami Museum of Science on Oct 17th for special screenings of this important new documentary. Check out and this flyer.

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September 19, 2013

Sept 21: Surfrider & Miami-Dade Coastal CleanUp



MDCC logoHello fellow beach lovers. Please join us Saturday, September 21st from 8:45-11:45 am at 62nd through 79 Steets, Miami Beach  - check in at Surfrider tables at 64th or 75th St.


This is the Miami portion of the larger International Coastal Cleanup that happens every September and sponsored by the Ocean Conservancy . Event details here

Surfrider Foundation Miami will be out in force to improve OUR BEACH. Please register for the stretches that Surfrider is coordinating at site #s 30 & 31 here

We need you to register in advance and print/bring the Waiver please.AFTER, there will be a free party at the Miami Seaquarium from 12:30 – 4 pm.OR

head down to Lincoln Road for the Under the Sea rally where a “walking ocean” brings Sea Level Rise to life hosted by 350.0rg

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