There is no question that Surfrider Foundation accomplishes an amazing amount of good. "Think globally, act locally" really does work in today's society. If everyone thought there was no merit in a single persons actions, then there would be no forward motion, or Surfrider Foundation for that matter.
There are many different programs that Surfrider is responsible for initiating. Beach Access, Blue Water Task Force and Rise Above Plastics. You can check out even more here.