Volusia Flagler Chapter

The 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
August 26, 2015

Upcoming Events!

Join us for these upcoming events!
August Chapter Meeting
August 27, 6:30 PM
Cafe Verde, 301 Flagler Avenue New Smyrna Beach, FL
All are welcome, please join us!
International Coastal Cleanup Day
September 19, 8:00-10:30 am
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
July 24, 2015

9th Annual EcoSurf Clinic is Tomorrow at Winterhaven Park in Ponce Inlet

9th Annual EcoSurf Clinic


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: chair@volusia.surfrider.org

May 27, 2015

Join us this Thursday, June 12th!

Black Tie and Baggies (1)

May 21, 2015

Thank you for Joining Hands!


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.


May 5, 2015

Black Tie and Baggies

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.

March 23, 2015

Hands Across the Sand


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.

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!

February 13, 2015

Call for Volunteers!

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!

December 11, 2014

Victory for the Atlantic Ocean!

This week, New Smyrna Beach became the 9th city in Florida to say NO to seismic airgun testing. The NSB city commission unanimously passed a resolution opposing seismic air gun blasting to test for oil and gas in the Atlantic! Our Chair, Ryan, spoke during the public comment period to inform of the dangers of seismic airgun testing and the intended conclusion; offshore drilling.

Thank you to Jake Sachs for being a champion for our cause and to all of the city commissioners who did the right thing. Thank you also to Oceana Florida and everyone who came to show their support!

November 10, 2014

Welcome Sarah, Todd, and Tommy!!

Our newest Executive Committee members are Sarah Bennett, Volunteer Coordinator, Tommy Moore, Secretary, and Todd Hardy, Business Liaison. We are so happy to have them on board and we look forward to doing great things in the community!


If you are interested in becoming more involved in the Chapter, please join us at our next Chapter meeting, November 20, 6:30 pm at Starbucks, 110 S. Ocean Avenue, Daytona Beach.

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