Surfrider Foundation Vancouver Island (SFVI) is a grassroots non-profit coastal protection organization with a MISSION that is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our oceans, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network. SFVI has been operating in Victoria, British Columbia since its establishment in 2006.
We are a VOLUNTEER-RUN organization made up of a community of passionate activists, ranging from ocean recreators to academics to working professionals of all ages!
Our VISION is to protect 100% of the Southern Vancouver Island coastline.
Surfrider Foundation’s Five Barrels of Focus
- Plastic Pollution
- Clean Water
- Beach Access
- Coastal Preservation
- Ocean Protection
How SFVI Surfs the Five Barrels
SFVI volunteers act on the five issues through the following Programs:
- Rise Above Plastics (RAP)
- Blue Water Task Force (BWTF)
- Beach Clean Ups (BCU)
- Ocean Friendly Business (OFB)
Part of a Sea Change
SFVI is part of an international volunteer network run by the Surfrider Foundation. The Surfrider Foundation was established in Malibu, California in 1984 after a group of surfers became concerned about the environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favourite surf break, Surfrider Beach.
Over the last 35+ years, the Surfrider Foundation has built a volunteer network of 84 chapters & 40 clubs across the United States and in Canada, and is spread across more than 15 countries around the world!
We are proud to be one of the three chapters that are working to protect the Canadian Pacific Northwest coastline, alongside our sister chapters, Surfrider Foundation Pacific Rim and Surfrider Foundation Vancouver.