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 Tom Cook 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

Seth Bloomgarden • Chair •  chair@miami.surfrider.org

Jayson Koch  • Vice Chair • vicechair@miami.surfrider.org

Jessica Carder • Secretary • secretary@miami.surfrider.org

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

At Large Board Members:

Justin Lowe • At Large1 • atlarge1@miami.surfrider.org

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

Program Coordinators:

Scott Stripling • Blue Water Task Force Lab Director • bwtf@miami.surfrider.org

Open position • Administrative Coordinator • Office@miami.surfrider.org

Sean Drake • Volunteer Cord. • volunteercoordinator@miami.surfrider.org

Open Position • Rise Above Plastics Coordinator • RAPCoordinator@miami.surfrider.org

Jayson Koch + Julia Servera • Ocean Friendly Restaurants Coordinators • OFR@miami.surfrider.org

Steve Vicenti • Beach Guru / Beach Cleanup Coordinator • BeachGuru@miami.surfrider.org

Dorothy Campbell • SUP Liaison