Surfrider Foundation Europe is an environmental not-for-profit organisation which “aims at defending, saving, promoting and managing in a sustainable manner the ocean, the coastline, waves and the people who enjoy them”. Throughout its existence it has acquired strong environment skills and developed real expertise in environmental education. Having now gained recognition at European and international level, Surfrider has also become a key player in European influential networks on such matters.
Surfrider Foundation Europe's European network of grassroots chapters and affiliates, volunteer to protect and preserve coastal resources. Chapters mobilize the public on issues that affect their communities through direct action organizing that result in real, immediate and concrete improvements in the coastal environment.