Central Florida Chapter

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Founded in 1984, Surfrider Foundation’s most important coastal environmental work is carried out by Surfrider Foundation’s 60 chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican, and Hawaiian coasts. More Details
October 7, 2015

Calling All Volunteers!

We have lots of opportunities for volunteers, and we need your help!

Chapter Executive Committee: Become a member of the leadership team! Positions on the Executive Committee include: Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Volunteer Coordinator. Help grow the chapter, plan campaigns, organize events and build the future of the Central Florida Chapter!

Rise Above Plastic Committee: Tired of finding plastic straws, bottles, bags, and foam cups on your beach visits? Join the Rise Above Plastic Committee to work on foam foodware bans, banning plastic bags, and much more!

Waterway Cleanup Organizer: Do you have a passion for picking up plastic? We are looking for waterway cleanup organizers. We’ll bring the gloves and buckets, you pick the river, lake, spring or stream and help get out the word!

If you’re interested in serving in any capacity, email Holly to learn more!

September 25, 2015

Call to Action

Please help us in reducing plastic bag waste in our waterways. Click the link below, read the article, and take the poll.


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September 3, 2015

Coastal Clean up Day – September 19, 2015

The #NoFoamZone coalition will be hosting a clean-up event at the La Costa Urban Wetlands for the 2015 INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP DAY OF ACTION! Check out the event on Facebook and sign up. This is a local clean up, Help us Keep Orlando looking good



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August 11, 2015

August 12th: No Foam Zone Meeting

Attention Central Florida! Want to join a worthy cause? Stop by the Spacebar on Robinson from 5:30-6:30 to discuss the Orlando No Foam Zone, and how you can get involved in this campaign!

July 29, 2015

Foam Free Orlando Campaign

Help us ban foam containers in Central Florida! The Central Florida Chapter is part of a large and diverse coalition working to create a NO FOAM ZONE in the City of Orlando. We’re proud to partner with the Foundation for Florida Environmental Protection, I.D.E.A.S. for us, ECO-Action, Sierra Club Central Florida Group and Orange Audubon Society. Foam products are petroleum based and never decompose, they just break into tiny pieces, which are extremely difficult to remove from our waterways, streets and parks. This poses a threat to wildlife, water quality and our health. Please join us to learn how you can help ban EPS foam in Orlando!

Step One: Sign the petition!

Step Two: Contact the Orlando Mayor and City Council and let them know you support going foam-free!

Step Three: Attend a chapter meeting to find out how else you can help!

July 27, 2015

Join Us!

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June 11, 2015

International Surfing Day- June 20th!

We’ll be joining our friends at the Cocoa Beach Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to celebrate International Surfing Day on June 20th! Join us for:

  • Beach Cleanup
  • Kids painting and crafts
  • Raffles & giveaways

In addition, the Surfrider Foundation members will be helping Surfers for Autism this ISD!

Our celebration will be held at Lori Wilson Park (1500 N. Atlantic Av. Cocoa Beach, FL) from 9am-5pm.

Please note, parking will be at a premium. Use North and South parking and Tulip Ave. to the South of the park.

It’s easy to take the beaches and waves for granted every time you go to drop in a wave. But if we want to protect our ocean and waves, we need your help!

More information here!

June 4, 2015



CFL Chapter Members,
These are simple calls to make but hold a lot of weight for the health of our waters. Remember that actions we take inland impact our oceans.

I just made the 18 calls in under 30 min, well worth the time if it helps to protect our waterways. You may speak to a live aid or get voicemail. Either way, please be respectful when delivering your message and leave your name, location, and phone number.

Help us let Tallahassee know that our precious resources are important to us. Names, numbers, and talking points below.

Tim Orrange
Chair – Surfrider Foundation
Central Florida Chapter


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April 3, 2015

April Monthly Meeting (Wednesday 04/08/15 at 6:30pm) @ Paddleboard Orlando

Trying out different locations around town.

This month, Paddelboard Orlando has been gracious enough to let us host our meeting in their digs.  Join us in Winter Park at Paddelboard Orlando as we talk about upcoming events, and protecting our waters.

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March 11, 2015

Florida Coasts & Oceans Day

Join the Surfrider Foundation and Florida Coastal and Ocean Coalition on March 24th and 25th at the Florida Capitol for Florida Coasts & Oceans Day!

We’ll kick things off with a lobbying training session on March 24th from 6:00-7:30pm at 621 Gallery, followed by a reception and mixer at Grasslands Brewery!

On March 25th we’ll have educational displays from other environmental causes and will spend the day meeting with legislators and attending committee meetings, touring the capitol, and networking with other ocean champions from across the state!

RSVP here!

Find more info on Facebook!

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