Suncoast Chapter

Events and Volunteering


Upcoming Events


Suncoast Chapter publishes all events on our Facebook page.  For the most updated information, please check there.


Past Events


How to Build an Ocean Friendly Garden

When: Monday, April 8th

Where: Station House St. Pete, 260 1st Ave S, Saint Petersburg, 33701

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

RSVP: Facebook Page

Join the Suncoast Surfrider Foundation for its April Chapter meeting — and learn a little about how to improve your own yard for our oceans! This meeting is open to the public.

We’ll be hanging out on the fourth floor of Station House in Downtown St. Pete.

Besides updating you on current legislation, initiatives and upcoming events, we will have a special guest speaker.

Our speaker will be delivering a presentation about constructing an Ocean Friendly Garden at your home — using native plants and some basic engineering, you can mitigate stormwater on your property and help keep nutrients from running off into the storm drains and out to our waterways, which helps keep our local waters clean.

Sarasota Committee Meeting – April 9

When: Tuesday, April 9th

Where: Altez Vacations, 5700 Midnight Pass Rd, Suite 4B, Siesta Key

Time: 6pm

RSVP: Facebook Page

Please join us for the Sarasota Committee Surfrider meeting, April 9th at 6PM. We will be meeting at the Altez Vacations Office on Siesta Key to learn more about Ocean Friendly Restaurants and what we can do to serve our community in this effort.

(The office is on the second floor, accessible by stairs. Please let us know if you have accommodation questions)

2019 Florida Coasts & Ocean Advocacy Day – March 21st

2019 Florida Coasts & Ocean Advocacy Day

When: March 21st

Where: Florida State Capitol

Time: 9am – 5pm

RSVP: Facebook Page

Join the Surfrider Foundation at the Florida State Capitol to fight for clean water and healthy beaches! We are advocating for state funding for water quality monitoring, local control of single-use plastic regulations, beach access, and more!

We provide training, talking points, handouts and even set up your meetings with legislators. Join us!

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, get in touch! email us


Suncoast Surfrider Chapter Meeting – Jan 14th

Victory on Banning plastics

When: January 14th

Where: TBD

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

RSVP: Facebook Page

– updates on VICTORIES and campaigns
– info on how you can get involved
– leadership elections
– treasurer’s update
– what else?

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, get in touch! email us

Single-Use Plastics: City Council Vote! – December 13th

When: December 13th

Where: City Hall, St Petersburg, FL

Time: 2:45pm – 3:30pm

RSVP: Facebook Page

St Pete City Council will decide on two ordinances:

1. Single-Use Plastic Straw Ban
– a YES vote would ban businesses/restaurants in the City from distributing straws, starting one year from vote
– exception for medical necessity

2. Polystyrene (aka Styrofoam) Ban on Public Property
– a YES vote would ban polystyrene on public property (City buildings, City parks, sidewalk cafes, etc.)
– the state of Florida does not allow bans on polystyrene except on City-owned property, so the City will lead by example
– the hope is that private businesses will also transition away from polystyrene


CALL Council Members and let them know you SUPPORT these two ordinances: 727-893-7117.

EMAIL Council Members and let them know you SUPPORT these two ordinances: (copy

ATTEND the Council meeting and speak in SUPPORT of the ordinances: 3 minutes max, you don’t have to use the whole time. Message or email us and let us know you’re speaking so we can keep track.

REACH OUT to a SUPPORTIVE St Pete business and ask them to do all of the above as well. Council Members need to hear from our supportive business community on this.

INVITE your friends to join you in this effort!

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, get in touch! email us

Plastic is the New Fish’ Surfrider Meeting – December 10th

When: December 10th

Where: The Studio@620, St Petersburg, FL

Time: 7pm – 8:30pm

RSVP: Facebook Page

Join us for the final surfrider meeting of 2018 at the Studio@620 ! We have lots of updates and action items on our agenda especially regarding our Rise Above Plastics campaign. Byobevy, Byofriend and help us to protect what we love

Also we are so excited to share the space of The Studio@620 presenting a new exhibit of sustainable modern artwork by Amandine Drouet.
Amandine Drouet gives a second life to her materials transforming them to something new. She rehabilitates what was cast aside or meant for trash – finding items either overlooked or random bits of garbage before becoming permanent parts of the environment. Chance guides her artistic process while it also feeds a constant recycling project. These found objects inspire new ideas as they coalesce into bodies of work through a number of mediums.

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, get in touch! email us

Maximo Park Beach Cleanup – December 8th

Maximo Park Beach Cleanup!

When: December 8th

Where: Maximo Park, St Petersburg, FL

Time: 9am – 11am

RSVP: Facebook Page

Protect What You Love!

Grab your friends, families, and co-workers and come take part in cleaning up the beach!

Parking passes provided, so you don’t have to pay, but please meet up at the pavilion next to the parking lot to get your pass and trash pickup supplies.

We will provide everything you need for the cleanup, just bring your friends and families to make a difference!

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, get in touch! email us

4th Annual King & Queen of the Bay Race – December 1st

Urban Kai - 4th King and Queen of the bay Sup Race

Join us for a day of exciting racing and FUN for the whole family! Urban Kai & The Getaway are hosting the 4th Annual King & Queen of the Bay Paddle Race, a WPA Region 5 sanctioned points event, in one of the most perfect paddle destinations in the world: Tampa Bay Florida! The Bay area boasts incredible paddling waters, lots of wildlife and a variety of conditions to challenge a paddler.

The following 3 races take place Sat., December 1, 2018 from The Getaway (on Gandy Blvd):

LONG RACE (8 miles) and SHORT RACE (3 miles) Kids Race (3/4 mile)

Lunch included in registration fee.

1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in each division (minimum of 5 participants in each division to be recognized).

Early Bird Special Prices*: $65 for LONG (8mi) $60 for SHORT (3mi) kids $15

*Nov. 1st Prices Raise: $85 for LONG (8mi) and $75 SHORT (3mi) kids ($25)

There will be awesome raffle prizes!

Join us on Sat., December 1st for board demos and paddle clinics (to be announced) This is a “Must Be There” event….Don’t miss out!

Get Tickets

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, get in touch! email us

Nekton’s Annual Christmas Party – December 1st

Since we missed last year, we’re going big this year!! Come out and celebrate with us for our 7th annual Christmas block party!

FREE food and drinks
Free craft beer courtesy of Southern Lights Brewing
Live music from Fayroy
Drink specials from Salt Public House next door
Bounce house for the kiddos
Free tie dye station
Pro surfer Cory Lopez autograph signing
Tons of giveaways & the famous product toss!

Dress like a Surfing Santa and recieve 20% off softgoods (clothing, sandals, etc)

Toys for Tots drive! Bring a toy and get 20% off all softgoods

& we’ll be hosting a raffle to benefit SURFRIDER foundation!

Come party with us!!!

For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, get in touch! email us