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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:

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022: SOBA Scholarship meeting at the home of Bart Forbes, 131 Saltgrass Avenue. Committee will be discussing ideas for an application and an evaluation tool. 
  • Saturday, August 13 at 11:00 AM: SOBA meeting at the home of Sharon & Gordon Aust, 419 Seashell Drive
  • Sunday, September 11, 2022, at 8:00 AM: Keep Surfside Beautiful Clean-up 
  • Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 9:00 AM: Adopt a Beach Clean-up at Stahlman Park. Volunteers are needed to cook and serve hotdogs and help with picking up trash on the beach.
  • Saturday, November 5, 2022: Treasures by the Sea at Stahlman Park.

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.

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