Surfrider Foundation Georgia


Who We Are


The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.


Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains its headquarters in San Clemente, California with over 80 chapters around the world. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit

Our Priorities

  • Beach Access | Coastal Preservation | Ocean Protection | Plastic Pollution | Water Quality

Georgia Chapter

The Surfrider Foundation Georgia Chapter is the result of the 2013 merger of the Atlanta Chapter (founded in 2009) and the Low Country/Coastal Georgia Chapter (founded in 2007).

Our mission includes protecting the ecologically rich and sensitive Georgia coastline, and all the waterways and watersheds across our great state. The one hundred miles of Georgia coastline contains one third of the remaining coastal marsh on the entire Atlantic seaboard, and 70% of the commercial fish stock in the Atlantic Ocean depend on the marshland. Georgia’s salt marsh is a $6 billion economic engine through tourism, fishing, recreation and protection of property from storm damage.

2018-20 Executive Committee and Leadership Team

  • Steve Combs
  • Ashley Workman
  • Clay Davidson
  • Pam Longobardi
  • Mitch Cherry
  • Jason Latham
  • Mike Smith
  • Steve Combs | Georgia Chair
  • Ashley Workman | Georgia Vice Chair
  • Clay Davidson | Georgia Government Affairs
  • Pam Longobardi | Georgia Treasurer
  • Mitch Cherry | Georgia Volunteer Coordinator/Membership
  • Jason Latham | Georgia Coastal Director
  • Mike Smith | Georgia Director at Large
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Advisory Board

  • Chuck Hardin

2016-17 Executive Committee

  • Fuller Callaway | Georgia Chair
  • Ashley Workman | Georgia Vice Chair
  • Steve Combs | Georgia Treasurer
  • Carrie Magee | Georgia Volunteer Coordinator
  • Clay Davidson | Georgia Government Affairs

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