November 17, 2016

Martin’s Beach Picnic & Beach Cleanup – Rescheduled!

*Due to a forecast for rain, the date for the Martin’s Beach picnic & beach cleanup has been rescheduled to January.
When: January 14, 2017 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Where: Martin’s Beach
RSVP’s requested: Sign up here
Join Committee for Green Foothills and the Surfrider Foundation’s San Mateo County Chapter to exercise your right to public access. With the recent lawsuit from Vinod Khosla wanting to restrict access, we want to raise our voices and enjoy this cherished beach. Representatives from Committee for Green Foothills and the Surfrider Foundation will provide a brief update while we enjoy a beach picnic followed by a beach clean up. Bring a blanket or beach chair and a bag lunch. We will provide drinks and clean up materials. All those who love Martin’s Beach or just want to learn more are welcome!
November 1, 2016

Coastal Commission Meeting on Nov. 2nd in Half Moon Bay

The CA Coastal Commission will be meeting in our backyard on Wednesday, November 2nd at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay. This is a tremendous opportunity to show the Commission our support for Commission action to Open Martin’s Beach!

When: Wednesday, Nov. 2 – Arrive at 8:30am. Public comment at 9am.
Where: Oceano Hotel, 280 Capistrano Road, HMB (by the harbor)
What to do: To help us coordinate, please RSVP here — — to let us know that you will speak or bring a sign; or email

October 28, 2016

San Mateo Chapter Executive Committee Meeting – Oct. 29th!

The next Executive Committee meeting of the San Mateo Chapter of Surfrider Foundation is scheduled for this Saturday, Oct. 29th at 2pm. See our calendar for details and location. We hope to see you there!


July 19, 2016

San Mateo Chapter General Meeting – July 28, 2016

Pedro Point Firehouse in Pacifica (1227 Danmann Avenue) from 7:00-8:15pm

Please join the Surfrider Foundation’s San Mateo Chapter on Thursday, July 28th at 7pm for a presentation by local marine biologist and environmental microbiologist Anna Alderkamp, to hear about her “Cool phytoplankton research in Antarctica,” and what all of that means for our coastal climate. Details and agenda here.

July 14, 2016

Save the Date! San Mateo Chapter Meeting July 28th!

The Surfrider Foundation’s San Mateo Chapter is resuming it’s monthly meetings! Our next meeting will be Thursday, July 28th from 7-8pm at the Pedro Point Firehouse in Pacifica. Please join us to hear the latest news about our local programs and activities. We’ll also have a special presentation by marine microbiologist and biological oceanographer, Anne-Carlijn Alderkamp. More details to come!

July 5, 2016

Martin’s Beach Photo Contest

Greetings, friends! If you have photos you’ve taken of Martin’s Beach, share those and help highlight this special place in Surfrider Foundation’s ‪#‎ ProtectSpecialPlaces‬ photo contest.

The contest runs from now through July 30 and prizes will be awarded to the winners. Winning photographs will also be featured in Surfrider’s 2017 calendar. Check it out here:

All photographs must be submitted by the original source of image (–> the person who took the photograph).

July 5, 2016

Martin’s Beach Update

There’s a new article in the Mercury News suggesting that the state has given up on acquiring access to Martin’s Beach. UNTRUE! The state has not given up and neither have we. Let the Mercury News know that YOU haven’t given up either – please submit a comment on the online story here:

June 11, 2016

Welcome to the Surfrider Foundation San Mateo Chapter!

Please excuse our website construction as we refresh our site. We hope you will visit us again soon!