Passionate surfers started coming together at Surfrider to put an end to pollution in 1984! That’s a pretty long time, right?
Since then, Surfrider has been working hard with its employees and tons of volunteers like you to help fight the battle of keeping the oceans clean. When kids choose to become a protector of the coast, they help keep things like your bath and drinking water clean, and give you clean oceans and beaches to enjoy!
But even though Surfrider has had plenty of help over the years, it still needs help from you. Talk to your Mom and Dad about helping out at Surfrider, so you can become a protector of the coast too! Ask if you can volunteer at the next Surfrider beach clean or talk to someone at your school about how to become a member.
Surfrider Ericeira tries to keep beaches and oceans clean by:
You can pick up trash when you see it in your neighborhood or on the beaches with your family. Surfrider has tons of group cleanups where kids like you all pitch in, and we would love to have to help out.
Let them know how much you love the land around Ericeira and tell others about how they can help keep those places clean. You can print off one of our activity packets for your teachers too!
If you see a friend dropping trash on the ground, it is okay to ask them to pick it up and throw it away in the proper bin. Tell others why you love Ericeira and how much you want to keep it clean.
Catching your first wave as a surfer can be a pretty big deal. Getting up on the board for the first time correctly can take a lot of time and effort, but once you’re there it can make for a memory that will stick with you for a while. Here are some quick tips to make sure catching your first wave is awesome!
Many of Surfrider’s volunteers devoted caretakers of the beach are under the age of 18 years old. In order to protect the identity of children, a child’s membership is possible to obtain through an associated organization or club at your school.
If children are not able to become a member through their school, there are still things they can do to help Surfrider. Visit the Take Action section of the Kids' Zone to find out how.