SCV takes great pride as the first chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in Portugal and as official patrons of the protected area surrounding the High Performance Centre (Ribeira da Anha/Rodanho), which belongs to the GeoPark of Viana do Castelo. They organize regular beach clean up events in various contexts with club members, visiting surfers on holiday, European volunteers, and together with other local organizations such as the Centre of Environmental Interpretation of Viana do Castelo. These cleanup events are typically combined with some environmental education initiatives under the program, Não Lixes, and results are reported to the Portuguese Blue Flag program (https://snirh.apambiente.pt/index.php?idMain=1&idItem=2.1). Volunteers separate the group into different teams and after each event, SCV gives prizes to the teams that collected more rubbish on the beach. Beyond the sand, SCV started a program together with the municipality to remove invasive plants in the coastal area and plant native marine pines.