Los Angeles Chapter

Beach Cleanups



Our Beach Cleanups are free and open to the public throughout the year, typically taking place on the weekend anywhere between Marina del Rey and the Ventura County line. Surfrider provides reusable bags and gloves, as well as sunscreen and water from our partners at TropicSport and Aguavida – bring your reusables! Over the course of the cleanup, debris is weighed and sorted by Surfrider volunteers. At the end of the event, Surfrider coordinates to effectively remove the collected debris. Please wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes, a hat and sunscreen. Also, don’t forget your reusable cup or bottle.

9/15: International Coastal Cleanup Day at the Venice Pier

9/16: Sunset Point Cleanup + Tallula’s Happy Hour


Surfrider LA also hosts corporate sponsored cleanups. For a donation to the chapter, Surfrider LA will plan and execute a company beach cleanup for you and your team members. Surfrider will provide the necessary permitting and insurance and companies are entitled to select the date, time, and location of their event. Previous sponsors include Angel City Brewery, Patagonia, TOMS, Whole Foods, Urban Outfitters, Red Bull, Sony, AVEDA, Fullscreen, Maui & Sons, Think LA, UTLA, 100.3 FM The Sound and more! For more information contact: ghamilton@la.surfrider.org


Last November, one of our activists took it upon himself to kickstart a campaign to clean up his home break at Sunset Point, arguably one of the dirtiest beaches in LA County. Over the course of our first two events, Surfrider LA volunteers removed over 2K pounds of trash from the coast including over 10K cigarette butts and nearly 2K plastic bottle caps and straws.

The ultimate goal of this campaign is to build a data around the pollution, insufficient safety, and access at Sunset Point while creating content to share our work with the LA County Board of Supervisors in an effort to collectively develop more comprehensive solutions.


If you’ve been to one of our cleanups then you’ve probably tried the awesome mineral-based sunscreen from our friends at TropicSport. Made with natural sun blockers, non-nano zinc oxide and non-nano titanium dioxide, this sunscreen is Oxybenzone free and reef friendly!  20% your purchase of TropicSport Sunscreen will go toward Surfrider LA so get yourself some and protect what you love!