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
(Jayson Koch Realtor)

Spencer Ash, MPS • Vice-Chair • vicechair@miami.surfrider.org
(Marine Affairs and Policy / Oceans and Human Health)

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

Mike Gibaldi, APR • Treasurer • treasurer@miami.surfrider.org
(Fmr. Chair, 2013)

At Large Board Members:

Jesse Bull, PhD • At Large1 • atlarge1@miami.surfrider.org
(Economics Professor, Florida International University)
(Fmr. Chair, 2012)

Scott Stripling • At Large • atlarge2@miami.surfrider.org
(NOAA Meteorologist, National Hurricane Center)
(Fmr. Chair, 2013 – 2014)

Leigh Emerson-Smith• At Large • atlarge3@miami.surfrider.org
(Retired Miami Beach Lifeguard)

Seth Bloomgarden• At Large • supseth@live.com
(President, Lublu New York)

Program Coordinators:

Lexi Brouwer • Volunteer Cord. • volunteercoordinator@miami.surfrider.org

Rise Above Plastics CoordinatorRAPCoordinator@miami.surfrider.org

Steve Vicenti • Beach Guru • BeachGuru@miami.surfrider.org

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