Surfrider Foundation Europe is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the sustainable protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches. It is recognised by and within European Union for its legal, educational and environmental programs and has a consultative status granted by the United Nations Economic and Social Councils (ECOSOC) and Environmental Program (UNEP).
Created in 1990 in Europe (Biarritz, France) by surfers, including 3-time World Surfing Champion Tom Curren, the organisation brings together today about 700 volunteers, 10,000members, about 40 local chapters and more than 120,000 supporters in Europe.
Our vision is to foster societal change in harmony with nature. To achieve the necessary balance between the development of human activities and environmental protection, we want to carry on with our local conservation efforts on the one hand with lobbying and education provision on the other to prepare the society of tomorrow whilst continuing to expand out environmental expertise.