During October, Surfrider’s Rise Above Plastic (RAP) initiative is teaming up with clothing brand Rusty to celebrate Raptoberfest. They’ll be sharing plastic-related facts, as well as tips on how to reduce your own plastic footprint.

A little over 25 years ago three people in Malibu, California found out that their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Think about that for a second.

Think about something you love… something that gives you enjoyment. Taken away.

First Point, pictured to the right, the quintessential perfect, California wave was about to be destroyed. Those three people organized and worked with the local municipalities until they were satisfied that their efforts to preserve that iconic wave would be successful.

This was the genesis of Surfrider Foundation.

Today, Surfrider Foundation are doing this same thing in about 15 countries around the world.

You can take volunteer action to protect our ocean, waves and beaches through campaigns, programs and educational initiatives in your communities.