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!

July 15, 2014

Aug 2: Dune Restoration – North Beach – details TBA

dead bird w-bottlecaps
July 15, 2014

July 25: Summer Movie Night Under the Oaks @ Doc Thomas House

Surfrider + Tropical Audubon screen PLASTIC PARADISE. It will change the way you live.

Friday, July 25, 7:30 pm @ 5530 Sunset Dr, S. Miami

Food truck, surf guitar band, Bird Bar

TAS & Surfrider members $5 ; Non-members $10 suggested donation

TAS-Plastics Paradise

June 11, 2014

June 20: International Surfing Day Celebration

Be sure to mark International Surfing Day (June 20th) on your calendar. We’re working on planning a chapter gathering on South Beach. Once details are finalized the will be announced here.

International Surfing Day @ South Beach

date: Friday, June 20

location: TBA

event start: 4pm

event end: sunset

who: surfers, SUPers, kiteboarders, beach

how: look for Surfrider banner on the beach

ISD Instagram Contest

Surfrider national is inviting people everywhere to take a photo of their special place, whether that’s their local lake, river, ocean or other body of water or beach, and post it to their Instagram account for a chance to win a prize pack that includes a Surfrider Foundation membership, Firewire surfboard, Billabong wetsuit, Spy sunglasses, Volkswagen and gear, and more!

We’re encouraging participants to take pictures of their special place(s) and enter our contest by posting their pictures to their Instagram profile Friday, June 20 through Sunday, June 22. To be considered, participants must tag @Surfrider and include the hashtags #ISD14 and #MySpecialPlace.

May 7, 2014

May 17: Hands Across the Sand = No to Dirty Oil + Yes to Clean Energy

Saturday, May 17 from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

5th Street and ocean’s edge, Miami Beach  (we plan to get enough people in the line to stretch from 3rd – 7th Street)

Please join us for this fun, community event. Bring friends, family, neighbors and plan for a nice day at the beach. Alternative transportation & carpooling encouraged!

11-11:50 beach/chill/swim  +  11:50 get everyone lined  +  12 noon,  join hands in solidarity for 10 minutes.  


 We know fossil fuel burning is contributing to ocean acidification and sea level rise. Let’s head down a better path.


May 7, 2014

May 15: Wave forecasting expert to speak at Surfrider Community meeting

Thursday, May 15, 7-9:15 PM

Miami Beach Botanical Garden

Alex Gibbs, Senior Forecaster with the National Weather Service, will speak at our community meeting this month. Gibbs posseses a keen understanding of and passion for nearshore wave modeling.

This will be a treat for the hard-core surf community, the amatuer wave forecasters among us (where’s Pete Ferrer?) and the public safety community since Gibb’s talk will include rip current dynamics.

Surfrider will also update the community on key initiatives, activism options, serve pizza & beer and flash some hot surf footage on the screen.


April 12, 2014

April 26 Dune Restoration Day with Corporate Partner Metro1


Saturday, April 26, 8:45 am – 1 pm

82nd Street Beach just West of  beach dune at North Shore Open Space Park – meter parking on street

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


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