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From testing our coastal waters to ensuring that runoff stays in your garden to reducing plastic pollution, Surfrider's programs help ensure that our marine ecosystems are protected.


Blue Water Task Force

The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF), is the Surfrider Foundations volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program. We perform weekly tests in over 20 locations in Miami-Dade to determine if they are safe to swim.

Blue Water Task Force – English (PDF)
Blue Water Task Force – Español (PDF)

Rise Above Plastics

Rise Above Plastics is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

Rise Above Plastics – English (PDF)
Polución plástica – Español (PDF)


Dune Restoration

Surfrider Fundation protects the dune habitat, which not only protects our
coastal properties, but also provides an important nesting location for
endangered sea turtles as well as a home for countless shorebirds.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program tackles plastic pollution at its source. One restaurant, one customer at a time, it increases awareness, drives behavior change, and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic footprint.

Ocean Friendly Restaurants – English (PDF)
Restaurantes que ayudan al océano – Español (PDF)

Ocean Friendly Restaurants

SEAS Program

Swim. Explore. Act. Surf

A Pathway to Advocacy and Opportunity

Surfrider understands that knowing how to swim is much more than an important life skill; the ability to swim, and feel comfortable in the water, opens up an amazing world of opportunities for education, leisure, sport, employment, and for advocacy.
SEAS is a 3-part program that includes learning to swim, learning to surf, and learning about - and to care for - our marine (ocean and Bay) ecosystem.


Butts off the Beach

Surfrider Miami’s Cigarette Butt education and disposal program implemented in Miami Beach through a City of Miami Beach grant, collecting over 400,000 cigarette butts in 2 years!

Coral Monitoring

Surfrider Miami has teamed up with FDEP to participate in their BleachWatch program. BleachWatch helps detect and monitor coral bleaching events in southeast Florida.

An underwater view of a coral reef.