Surfrider Foundation San Diego's signature awareness event, the Paddle for Clean Water, is the largest non-competitive surf event in California. Each year, hundreds of participants paddle their surfboards, SUPs, kayaks and other paddle craft around the 1,971 foot pier—the longest concrete pier on the West Coast—to raise awareness and funds to protect clean water and healthy beaches in San Diego County. The event raises awareness about the threats to clean water and the solutions our chapter, along with others in the community, are putting in place to address them. The Paddle for Clean Water is a free, family-friendly event. Surfrider San Diego encourages the entire surf and paddling community to join in this momentous paddle, and encourages everyone who loves the beach to come out, support, fundraise, and have fun at this awesome community event. San Diego’s beaches are ours to enjoy, and ours to protect!