A little over 25 years ago three people in Malibu, California found out that their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Think about that for a second. Think about something you love… something that gives you enjoyment. Taken away.

First Point, pictured to the right, the quintessential perfect, California wave was about to be destroyed. Those three people organized and worked with the local municipalities until they were satisfied that their efforts to preserve that iconic wave would be successful.

This was the genesis of Surfrider Foundation. Today, Surfrider is doing this same thing in about 15 countries around the world.

Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Surfrider Vancouver Island is a chapter of the larger Surfrider organization. But more importantly, we are collection of like-minded Vancouver Island coastal inhabitants. No matter where we are originally from, we call Vancouver Island home now and are focusing on ways of protecting and preserving it into the future. It’s with this unbridled dedication of our volunteers that our chapter is able to exist and to continue to flourish. We are surfers, paddlers, students, teachers, professionals, young and old. Together, we are working to keep Vancouver Island a special place.