WELCOME TO SURFRIDER VENTURA COUNTY
Reducing the impact of plastics in the marine environments that surround us.
Defending our ocean from challenges threatening the vitality of the ecosystem.
Working with decision-makers to ensure full and fair beach access for all to enjoy.
Taking on issues that threaten our beaches and natural shorelines.
Protecting the health and sustainability of our planet's most precious resource.
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.
Cigarette butts accounted for 59% of litter items collected at our beach clean-ups in 2016 and remain the most prevalent litter picked up during our beach clean-ups. The Hold On To Your Butt (HOTYB) program aims to raise awareness about the environmental impact of cigarette butt litter on our oceans and beaches. Our program is heavily focused on installing ashcans, recycling cigarette butts, and collecting cigarette waste at monthly beach clean-ups.