Established in 1973, the Save Our Beach Association (SOBA), is a non-profit organization that welcomes everyone interested in improving the quality, safety, beauty, and ecology of a very special place – Surfside Beach, Texas! Here are just a few of our activities.

Upcoming events:

  • Thursday, January 19, 2023: We will be placing the donated trees on the dunes for Dunes Day prep. We will meet at the Surfside main entrance at 9 am and if you have a truck that would be a plus!
  • On Saturday, January 21, 2023: We need your help feeding the Brazoria County volunteers who will be securing the trees in the dunes. We will start setting up a hotdog/chili station at about 9 am at Stahlman Park. Then we will serve food starting at 11 am. After we clean up we will have our January SOBA meeting at 12 pm.

Ongoing Projects:

Dunes Day: On the third Saturday of every January, SOBA organizes and assists with staking down discarded Christmas trees in order to help build back the sand dunes. Learn more here.

Trash Bag Project: On all weekends in the summer and on Spring Break SOBA members pass out trash bags and greet visitors at the main gates. Learn more here.

Dune Vegetation Project: SOBA uses its funds to purchase seat oats and its members plant the oats along the dunes.

Sea Turtle Patrol: Working closely with the Turtle Island Restoration Network (TIRN), SOBA members help patrol our beaches and look for nesting sea turtles. Learn more here.

Treasures by the Sea: SOBA hosts this annual fundraising event that features a marketplace of over 40 vendors who make pottery, mosaics, jewelry, soaps, and much more. Learn more here.

Surfside Marathon: SOBA members support and volunteer for many events throughout the year, including the Marathon! Learn more here.

Membership is just $15 annually per person or $25 annually per family. Corporate Membership is available for $250 per year. We release a newsletter each month to keep everyone, including our out-of-town members, abreast of all present and future events. Learn more here.