SURF RIDER FOUNDATION
Thirty-four years ago, a group of surfers from Malibu, Calif., Were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats as coastal development escalates at their preferred surfing spot. You have taken action. Not even they could imagine the story they made when they managed to protect their beloved surf spot. Since its founding in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has become one of the largest grassroots nonprofit organizations with a network of volunteers and activists committed to protecting and enjoying the oceans, waves and beaches of the world. Today, the Surfrider Foundation is measurably stronger, with more power and exercise than ever before. It has 82 chapters, including 86 student clubs, and more than 1 million supporters, volunteers and activists fighting in over 100 active campaigns across the country. Equipped with a model to defend the coast, the organization has since 2006 achieved a record of 500 victories. In uncertain times it was not easy. The long-term success and long-term growth of the Surfrider Foundation pays homage to the founders' belief that it may not be easy to fight for the environment, but it can be won with constant pressure and endless effort. And the key to this is what makes the organization unique ...