We get to work with and for some pretty awesome charities. Among them is Surfrider, out of (where else?) Malibu, California. We wanted to share our charities with you, so you, as fans, musicians and fashion-forward icons, will know what you're supporting.
Surfrider came from a group of surfers who were concerned about the health risks associated with environmental threats posed by escalating coastal development at their favorite surf spot. Those 30 years ago, they took action, succeeding in protecting their beloved surf spot in Malibu.
Since their inception in 1984, the Surfrider Foundation has evolved into one of the largest non-profit grassroots organizations dedicated to protection of the ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.
Today they have 84 chapters, plus 30 high school and college clubs, and more than 250,000 supporters, volunteers and activists around the country, working on about 100 different campaigns in four areas: beach access, water quality, coastal preservation (coastal development) and protection. Armed with a model to defend the coast, we have achieved a record of 297 victories (and counting) since 2006.
With times of uncertainty, it hasn’t been easy. There’s still a lot of work to be done. Their work is critical, and long-term success and growth is a an environmental battle that may not be easy... But with constant pressure, endlessly applied, it can, and will, be achieved.