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Beach cleanup events are free and open to the public throughout the year. Surfrider provides reusable bags and gloves for each event, as well as a permit and insurance. Over the course of the cleanup the debris will be weighed and sorted by Surfrider volunteers. At the end of the event, Surfrider coordinates to effectively remove the collected debris. Please wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Also, don’t forget your reusable cup or bottle.

We also host sponsored cleanups! Past sponsors include Patagonia, E & J Gallo Winery, TOMS, Whole Foods, Urban Outfitters, Sony, AVEDA, Fullscreen, Maui & Sons, Think LA, UTLA, 100.3 FM The Sound and more.




Sep 17, 2016: Coastal Cleanup Day, Santa Monica Beach, CA
International Coastal Cleanup Day brought together thousands of Surfrider coastal defenders and volunteer organizations to participate in local beach cleanups nationwide. In 2015, more than a half a million volunteers came together on this one-day event to pick up more than 16 million pounds of trash over 12,000 miles of coastlines. It is the single largest volunteer event held around the world! At Santa Monica Beach, Surfrider and our partner, Parley for the Oceans, brought the local community together for a beach cleanup where plastics collected will be upcycled by Parley to create new, fashionable products.Thanks to everyone for helping protect our ocean, waves and beaches!

Aug 14, 2016: Beach Cleanup Day, Topanga State Beach, CA
When you leave your beach cleaner than you found it.✌🏼️ In collaboration with 5Gyres and RosenthalWines, 45 volunteers collected 185.5 lbs of trash in just two hours! Immediately followed by sip flights, live music at the outdoor tasting room across the street. Check out the good vibes here! 🐬



For more info please contact our Beach Cleanup Captain.