A little over 25 years ago, three people in Malibu, California learned that access to their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Gone.
Those three people organized and worked with the local municipalities until they were successful in preserving accessibility to that iconic wave.
This was the genesis of Surfrider Foundation.
Today, we are 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 grassroots network.
Our Grand Strand Chapter serves the entire Grand Strand from Little River to Pawleys Island, encompassing both Horry and Georgetown counties. Our chapter works to keep our local beaches and waves clean, educate the public, and protect beach access.
Members, volunteers and contributors, young and old are welcome! We strive to bring you an easy-to-use website that provides the latest news on events, meetings, and environmental issues. If you’d like to contribute, have questions or comments about Surfrider Grand Strand, please contact us and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
Help Sea Better is a slogan that Surfrider Grand Strand created to encapsulate our goals as an organization. In order to fulfill our mission of protecting our oceans, waves, and beaches, Surfrider Grand Strand’s efforts coalesce to one deceptively simple idea: Help Sea Better. Help Sea Better is about long-term activism to make the beaches and wetlands essential to our lives, livelihoods, and lifestyles in the Grand Strand last for generations to come.
On the pages in this section you will find information and facts about the campaigns and important issues that we are currently supporting and involved with. You will also see information regarding our current local projects to Help our local beach to "Sea Better" as well.
Please help us in supporting these very important issues by sharing information and help educate, participating in online actions and petitions, as well as helping locally by volunteering for our many projects that we have year round to protect and better our beautiful beaches along the Grand Strand.