Our Mission

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 over 250,000 supporters, activists and members and 100 chapters worldwide.

The Miami chapter was started by Wyatt Porter Brown and T.C in 1997, to begin pressing the City of Miami Beach to enforce existing litter laws and reverse the trashing of our local beaches.

Board of Directors

Jayson Koch, PA • Chair •  chair@miami.surfrider.org
(EWM Realty International)

Marilu C. Flores • Vice Chair • vicechair@miami.surfrider.org

Chase Olivieri • Special Projects & Marketing • marketing@miami.surfrider.org

Fer Gonzalez • Social Media • @shiftjet
(Creative Director fusion.net)

Devon Bateman • Secretary • secretary@miami.surfrider.org

Mike Gibaldi, APR • Treasurer • treasurer@miami.surfrider.org

Seth Bloomgarden • BWTF Coordinator

Steve Vincenti • Volunteer Cord. • volunteercoordinator@miami.surfrider.org

Jesse Bull, PhD • At Large1 • atlarge1@miami.surfrider.org
(Economics Professor, Florida International University)

Scott Stripling • At Large • atlarge2@miami.surfrider.org
(NOAA Meteorologist, National Hurricane Center)

Leigh Emmerson-Smith • At Large • atlarge3@miami.surfrider.org

Tanja Morariu • RAP Coordinator • rapcoordinator@miami.surfrider.org
(Director of Brand Development, The Palms Hotel & Spa / Circa 39 Hotel)

Dorothy Cambell, PTA • SUP Liaison
(Jackson Health System)

Cynthia Sicart • Intern