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

Lexi Brouwer • Chair •  chair@miami.surfrider.org

Seth Bloomgarden  • Co-Vice Chair • vicechair@miami.surfrider.org

Scott Stripling • Co-Vice Chair • atlarge2@miami.surfrider.org
(Fmr. Chair, 2013-2014 | NOAA Meteorologist, National Hurricane Center)

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

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

At Large Board Members:

Angela Diaz • At Large1 • atlarge1@miami.surfrider.org

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

Program Coordinators:

Scott Stripling • Blue Water Task Force Lab Director • atlarge2@miami.surfrider.org

Jessica Carder • Administrative CoordinatorOffice@miami.surfrider.org

Michael Aldonas • Volunteer Cord. • volunteercoordinator@miami.surfrider.org

Iris Krehahn • Rise Above Plastics Coordinator • RAPCoordinator@miami.surfrider.org

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

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

Jayson Koch (Fmr. Chair 2015-2018)

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