Explore the different programs and projects that Surfrider Ricnon is involved with in the Rincon, Puerto Rico area and beyond. Find out about each project and get in touch if you’d like to get involved!
In an effort to protect Puerto Rico’s rich marine biodiversity, some of the healthiest elkhorn corals, and the surf that breaks over them, the Reserva Marina Tres Palmas (RMTP) was established in January 2004. This marine reserve, the first on the mainland of Puerto Rico, was established through a community-driven effort. Since the explosion of tourism in the mid [...]
Reduciendo la Huella Plástica (Reducing the Plastic Footprint) is Surfrider Rincón’s program inspired by the national program Rise Above Plastics. Reduciendo La Huella Plástica is based in North West Puerto Rico. Our primary goal is to reduce the use of single use plastics, one of the largest contributors of ocean pollution, in the North Western [...]
Since 2007, the Rincón chapter of the Surfrider Foundation has been awarded three grants from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service to conduct Marine Debris Removal and Prevention programs along the west coast of Puerto Rico. The project began in 2007 in the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve and expanded [...]
Surfrider volunteers installed the first recycling bins at Steps beach (where the Tres Palmas Marine Reserve is) and at the Black Eagle Marina. Volunteers painted and decorated the bins then installed them in high traffic areas for everyone to see.
Más zafacones means “more trash cans” in Spanish. Many of the popular beaches in Rincón (and Puerto Rico) either don’t have trash cans or do not have enough. Surfrider Rincón has pledged to help bring trash cans to the beaches that need them most. So far, Surfrider has installed trash cans at Espinar in Aguada, [...]
Check out the latest water quality results here. Sign up for our newsletter to get the BWTF weekly email updates. THE NATIONAL PROGRAM The Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) supported by Emergen-C Blue ® is the Surfrider Foundation’s volunteer-run, water testing, education and advocacy program. Our chapters use this program to alert citizens and officials [...]
Volunteering at beach cleanups is a great way to give back to the community and meet new people! Surfrider Rincón is dedicated to protecting and preserving our local beaches, and one of the ways we do this is by organizing beach cleanups. At our monthly meetings we discuss and determine which beach needs the most [...]
Surfrider has collaborated with the Federación de Surfing Puerto Rico to make their surfing events more green by supplying the “hydration station” and by donating recycling containers and signage for them to use at their events.
Surfrider Rincón’s tree planting program has helped to plant over 300 trees at popular surfing beaches in Rincón and Isabela. Thanks to donations from Rip Curl and Isabela’s DRNA vivero of native trees from Puerto Rico we have been able to help prevent erosion, add beauty, and provide shade at beaches that everyone can enjoy.