Beyond the general mission of the national Surfrider Foundation, the Rincón chapter has developed specific focal areas due to its unique status within the national network. As an integral partner in the creation of the Reserva Marina Tres Palmas the chapter continues to promote and protect the RMTP and encourage the creation of other co-managed Marine Protected Areas in PR. The experience gained from the RMTP effort has allowed the chapter to become well versed in all aspects of coastal management, and especially in coral reef ecology and protection.
The chapter actively promotes ‘citizen science’ thru several long term programs (such as water quality monitoring and research, and marine debris removal) and encourages community involvement in science-based research by UPR and other educational, non-profit, or governmental agencies in the local area.
In broader terms the chapter also supports and encourages grassroots organizing in the community, and actively partners with new groups forming to promote responsible participation in water sports, environmental issues, and cultural activities that preserve and protect valuable cultural or social resources in Rincón and the surrounding area.