Miami Chapter

About Surfrider Miami

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 •

Jayson Koch  • Vice Chair •

Jessica Carder • Secretary •

Mike Gibaldi • Treasurer •

At Large Board Members:

Justin Lowe • At Large1 •

Leigh Emerson-Smith• At Large •

Program Coordinators:

Scott Stripling • Blue Water Task Force Lab Director •

Open position • Administrative Coordinator •

Sean Drake • Volunteer Cord. •

Open Position • Rise Above Plastics Coordinator •

Jayson Koch + Julia Servera • Ocean Friendly Restaurants Coordinators •

Steve Vicenti • Beach Guru / Beach Cleanup Coordinator •

Dorothy Campbell • SUP Liaison