Monthly Meetings: 4th Monday of every Month @ 7 PM unless otherwise posted.


Be sure to mark your calendars for our upcoming events:

Saturday, September 20th Beach Cleanup at Whirlwind/Locust Beach, 1 pm – 3 pm 

Join the Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee (MRC), the Northwest Straits Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, and the North Sound Kiteboarding Association (NSKA) on Saturday, September 20th from 1pm to 3pm at Whirlwind Beach, also known as Locust Beach, to help remove trash and other debris and to collect valuable data on marine debris alongside cleanups organized globally. Please join us for this year’s cleanup and learn more on how to be a steward of this beautiful area! Be sure to dress for the weather and we’ll bring the gear for the cleanup. Light refreshments will be provided. This event is part of Whatcom Water Weeks, so be sure to check out other local events relating to water September 6-20th.

To get to Whirlwind (formerly known as Locust), heading from downtown Bellingham, head down Holly Street, continue onto Eldridge to Marine Drive. Make a left onto Locust Ave. and please park respectfully on the side of the road or in the Bellingham Kiteboarding Community Center lot on the right. Walk down to the end of the road and follow the trail on the right-hand side directly after walking under the train tracks. This will take you to Whirlwind Beach and our meeting area!

Please dress for the weather. We will provide light refreshments and beach cleanup materials. Contact Eleanor Hines at 215-287-0043 or for more information.

Ongoing till September 30th:

NWS has teamed up with the Whatcom Marine Resource Committee (MRC) and the North Sound Kiteboarding Association  (NSKA) to ensure that this local beach has a bright future for all to enjoy. We strive to instill a sense of stewardship among community members that use Whirlwind (also known as Locust) Beach. Help us plan the future by taking our survey to identify current issues and help us plan future uses and solutions for this beautiful local beach! Be sure to pass on to your friends after taking this quick 10-question survey. Take the survey now.


10th Annual SoundWaves Benefit Concert and Fashion Show:

As we gear up to celebrate our chapter’s sweet sixteen and 10th year of this annual fundraiser, we could use some extra volunteer help to make this event an even larger success than ever before! Email us an let us know if you want to be part of organizing this event and we’ll match you up with the right task for you! Or email us and let us know if you’d like to show your support by volunteering the day of the event. Our chapter could never be successful without the help of volunteer supporters like you!

We are also pleased to announce The Sky Colony will be playing at our SoundWaves again this year! This fun music-loving, independent Northwest trio is sure to rock your socks off. Since they have always been a great Surfrider supporter through sharing their music, feel free to share the love back and support their kickstarter to make their first full length album dream come true!



Be sure to stay tuned for announcements about our upcoming meetings and events! There’ll be paddles, film nights, pint nights, surf trips, and more!


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