It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of DC surfrider chapter member Michelle Xue. 

Members of the community gathered at Michelle’s memorial, which was an open environment, where people are welcome to share their memories of Michelle, and their thoughts and feelings on how she impacted their lives.

Rest in peace to our friend and fellow Surfrider DC volunteer who’s kindness, excitement and passion for climbing, the ocean and advocacy for the environment was an inspiration to everyone she met. Michelle helped our chapter immensely, with clean-ups, working to save wild rivers, and even helping teach our members how to surf. She will be missed by all of us here at Surfrider DC.