South Sound

Our Chapter

The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and preservation of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 50,000 members and 83 chapters across the United States and Puerto Rico, with international affiliates in Australia, Europe, Japan and Brazil

The South Sound Chapter of Surfrider serves the Tacoma, Gig Harbor and the southern Puget Sound region. We are an entirely volunteer run chapter consisting of 6 Executive Committee members. We are surfers, beach-goers, paddlers, divers, and those who simply love our marine waters and beaches in Washington State.

Our Programs

Beach Clean Ups

Blue Water Task Force

Ocean Friendly Restaurants.

Rise Above Plastics

We are always looking for volunteers and have volunteer opportunities available! Table an event, collect water samples, install an ocean friendly garden, help reduce single-use plastics in Tacoma, or clean up your local beach. Just contact us or check out our Facebook page for upcoming events!

Current Executive Committee Members

Chapter Chair: Stena Troyer

Vice Chair: Riley Haizlip

Treasurer: Ranell Nystrom

Secretary: Lucas Drawdy

Volunteer Coordinator: Lindsey Moyer

BWTF Coordinator: Ben DeGoede

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