Coastal Bend Chapter



Surf Camp For The Disabled: Make Promises Happen

Each year the Texas Coastal Bend Surfrider Chapter has hosts a surf camp for the Disabled. The camp has been held in different location varying throughout the Coastal Bend beaches with Port Aransas being the current location of the last few camps. In June campers from a program called “Make Promises Happen”,  located near Oklahoma City make the long trip down to the Texas Coastal Bend to meet up with volunteers from all over the state to experience the thrill of riding a wave. The camp is held in the evening for two days and when completed it’s hard to tell who had the most fun the campers or the volunteers. This event has become one of the TXCBC’s largest and most popular events, guaranteed to leave everyone totally stoked.

  • The event is open to anyone with disabilities.
  • Volunteers are welcome to participate, surfing experience is not required.


Skip the Plastic:

“Skip The Plastic” is designed to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.


Storm Drain Marking Program:

TXCBC volunteers help Corpus Christi’s Storm Water Department twice a year to apply medallions on storm drain inlets in selected areas of the city.  We also distribute educational brochures informing homeowners about their role in reducing the negative impacts of urban runoff.


Cigarette Butt Disposal Campaign:

The TXCBC received a grant to buy units to collect cigarette butts at selected areas on local beaches and piers. Look for the units in the near future.

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Beach Clean Up Programs: 

The TXCBC participates in a number of different beach clean up programs each year. The “Texas Adopt A Beach” clean up is the most popular of the beach clean-up events. Details of all beach clean up activities will be posted on our website and Facebook page.
Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program: 
Plastic pollution is suffocating our ocean and the many animals that call it home. Researchers estimate there are now over 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean with the number continuing to grow every day. This pollution is impacting our marine ecosystems, wildlife such as seabirds, dolphins, fish, and turtles, and plastic fragments are even displacing plankton at the base of the food chain. So what’s the best way to combat this global epidemic facing our ocean? It’s simple: we need to stop the problem at its source! The Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants program does just that. One restaurant, one customer at a time, increases awareness, drives change in behavior and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce our plastic (and water!) footprint.
  • Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program contact:
  • Christie Irps: 361-779-7402