Volusia Flagler ChapterThe Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was founded in 2008 and spans the entire coastline of Volusia and Flager counties in Florida. Our mission is the protection and enjoyment of oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. More Details
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 Volusia Flagler 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!
beach 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 beach and help get out the word!
If you’re interested in serving in any capacity, email Holly to learn more!
Join us for our September Chapter meeting on September 24th at 6:30pm. We’re being hosted by our friends at Starbucks in Daytona Beach- join us!
What: September Chapter Meeting
When: September 24th, 6:30pm
Who: Everyone! Members and non-members alike!
Where: Startbucks, 110 S Ocean Ave, Daytona Beach, Florida 32118
August 27, 6:30 PM
Cafe Verde, 301 Flagler Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL
All are welcome, please join us!
We will be the site captains for two locations:
North Beach Community Park in New Smyrna Beach (Sapphire)
Hartford Approach in Daytona BeachIce water will be provided, please bring your reusable water bottle!
Registration will close September 1st.
Click here to register
Free for children ages 17 and under who can swim (parent or guardian required for surfing) We’ll have cool giveaways and snacks on hand, come out and support your local Surfrider and buy a t-shirt!
Sign-up will begin at 10am. At 10:30am we’ll have a short surfing lesson and then all go surfing, boards provided by the Volusia County Junior Lifeguards. We’ll take a break around noon, have some snacks and enjoy a short Eco-Tour and learn some cool stuff about your beach! Chad Truxall of the Marine Discovery Center will talk about plants and animals in the ocean and estuaries surrounding Ponce Inlet. Then we’ll hit the waves again after we give away some cool swag! Membership not required. RSVP by email encouraged but not required.
Also, we can always use a few more volunteers to accompany kids in the water.
For more info email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone who came out on Saturday for Hands Across the Sand and our beach clean up and to everyone who helped organize the event. Thank you also to Starbucks for donating coffee and reusable coffee cups and Krispy Kreme Daytona Beach for donating donuts. We were joined by Women in Chiropractic, Grostic Club and SABCA in addition to several other volunteers. We had just over 50 people join us in total for the clean up (where we collected over 2,000 cigarette butts from the beach!) and to say NO! to offshore drilling and seismic testing by joining hands at noon. Our event made the front page of Sunday’s Daytona Beach News Journal and they posted a video to their website from the event and their interview with our Chair, Ryan.
To celebrate International Surfing Day (a bit early), we are holding a fundraiser party! Wear your finest black tie attire with your favorite baggies or swim suit and join us for a few beverages. There will be a best dressed contest with prizes…start planning your outfit!
$10 donation at the door, includes 2 drink tickets (Thanks to The Shores Festhaus for donating a pony keg and Barefoot Wine for donating wine!)
Food and additional drinks available for purchase from Nichol’s Surf Cafe, our lovely hosts.
Support your local Surfrider Foundation – Volusia/Flagler Chapter and have fun doing so!
Money raised will be used to further our efforts in the community such as, the 9th Annual EcoSurf Clinic to be held in Ponce Inlet later this year.
We will meet on the beach at the Hartford Approach in Daytona Beach at 10 am to do a beach clean up. We’ll reconvene at our tent around 11:30 to get ready to join hands at 12 pm for 15 minutes. Handmade signs opposing seismic testing/offshore drilling are welcome, see photos from our past events for ideas! Remember your reusable water bottles/cups and gloves, if you have them.
A beach cookout will immediately follow at 12:30. We will have hot dogs/veggie dogs and snacks. Feel free to bring a dish to share!
Note about parking: You cannot drive onto the beach at Hartford but you can enter on Williams and drive South to the Hartford Approach.
Visit www.handsacrossthesand.com for more info about this movement.
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!
Surfrider is all about grassroots volunteering, that means getting people involved in activities and outreach in our localcommunity and state, and helping them take the lead on creating change! There’s always something you can do to help, and if you have a good idea or know of an opportunity, let us know. For volunteer opportunities contact Ryan Mahler!
We are actively looking for new committee members to help lead beach cleanups, plan social events, or implement any other ideas you might have!