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Surfrider Foundation Australia

Surfrider Foundation Australia is a registered not for profit sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education C.A.R.E.

A little over 30 years ago, three passionate surfers in Malibu, California, found out that their favorite wave was about to be destroyed. Those three people worked with their local community and Government until they were satisfied that their iconic wave would be preserved. This was the genesis of Surfrider Foundation USA, which sparked a global movement of surfers and ocean enthusiast to stand up for their coasts and local marine environments.

What’s On

Come join Surfrider Foundation Australia for the annual International Beach Festival in Cronulla, this weekend from 3rd-6th November.

From the WSL Women's Pro Surf Comp, to the Ocean Swim and One Mile Run, there's something for everyone! Surfrider will be hosting a post-event beach clean-up on both Saturday and Sunday at the main beach. Please help us keep this beautiful beach pristine and to educate others on the dangers of plastic pollution in our marine environment. 

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Surfrider is stoked to announce our recent partnership with Shark Shield!

To celebrate our new sponsorship, Shark Shield is offering a free FREEDOM+ Surf bundle to one lucky winner! All new memberships & all membership renewals made during October, November and December will be automatically entered into a drawing to win the Shark Shield's FREEDOM+ Surf bundle. So be sure to renew your membership or to become a new member today!

 

Collaborative Community Beach Clean on October 16th from 3pm at Port Kembla Beach. 

The community groups will be setting up the Marquees along the beach promenade from about 2pm onwards with a 3 pm scheduled start time.

Prizes for the sand sculpting competition from VISSLA, Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, and Patagonia. Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will be setting up a stall too.

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COASTAL BLOG

August 12, 2016 5:50 PM

The NSW DPI and local government have began installation of a shark eco-barrier across Lighthouse Beach in Ballina. This shark eco-barrier will run directly through local surfers most utilised resource – Lighthouse Beach’s prized surf break.

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August 04, 2016 5:22 PM

In 2002, we STOOD for the beach and drew a LINE IN THE SAND. Over 3,000 members of the local community came together to protect our beach.SEAWALLS profoundly DAMAGE BEACHES as well as SURF QUALITY. You can see this at Narrabeen/Collaroy right now. We must DEMAND MORE SAND to cover and compensate for the rock seawall. Substantial reserves of suitable sand can be found a few kilometres offshore and could be readily transported to repair the dune-damaged beach...

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August 04, 2016 5:01 PM

In April 2016 the Senate released the Final Report of its inquiry into Marine Plastic Pollution. This inquiry had been initiated by Green's Senator (Tas), Peter Whish-Wilson (a former Director of Surfrider Foundation). Surfrider made a written submission and also gave evidence in-person to the inquiry. The Committee's report includes 23 recommendations (incorporating all of those made by Surfrider in its submission). The recommendations have received tri-partisan support from the major parties (Coalition/Labor/Greens).

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June 30, 2016 12:09 PM

Surfrider's Andy Gray, members from the Parks Australia’s Marine Protected Areas team, CSIRO, and several marine debris NGO representatives finished the Great Coral Sea Clean-up and Bio-discovery Voyage this past Thursday, the 23rd of June. The Coral Sea covers roughly 1 million square kilometers of water - approximately 3 times the size of its neighbor the Great Barrier Reef - and is home to an array of spectacular reef systems created by underwater mountains.

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Help us achieve 100% protection of our coasts.

Your support will help the Surfrider Foundation gets us one step closer to our vision of protecting 100% of our coasts. And it's a sound investment - for every $1.00 you give to the Surfrider Foundation 87 cents will go directly to support our coasts.

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