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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

Surfrider Surf Coast Branch is hosting a beach clean up happening at Point impossible next Sunday 9th April at 11am. The branch’s involvement with Possos goes back to the late 90’s when we did a lot of work to protect a midden, construct the stone stairs and fencing to prevent erosion of the cliffs plus revegetation so it will be good to get back there and give it a bit of TLC. We will supply gloves and bags. We need you to bring water, a hat and sunscreen and wear sturdy footwear.


The Gold Coast Surfrider Foundation has announced its fourth annual Eco Challenge Festival to be held on Saturday 1st April at Tweed Heads & Coolangatta (Greenmount) Surf Living Saving Club.

Surfrider Foundation Eco Challenge Gold Coast is a family friendly, sustainable, solar powered, plastic free, community, surfing lifestyle fundraising event which raises much needed funds for the Gold Coast ocean & beaches conservation organisation.  

To find out more about the event go to: https://www.facebook.com/surfridergct/

Pack your surfboards and camping gear, for the 10th DOUBLE ISLAND CLEAN UP / CAMPING WEEKEND.  5-6-7 May 2017.  Book it in your diaries & register your details now (see below). 

The Sunshine Coast branch is hosting bi-annual Beach Clean Up / Camping weekend, where quite literally hundreds of people converge on along the beaches from Noosa Northshore - Double Island Point, for a 60km beach clean up blitz with FEE Exempt Camping & 4x4 access for all volunteers!


May 19, 2017 11:04 AM

The Sunshine Coast branch recently hosted their bi-annual Beach Clean Up / Camping weekend at Double Island Point, for a 60km beach clean up blitz. Over the 3 day beach clean festival, over 3 TONNES of rubbish was removed from the 60km stretch of coast. This is the largest beach clean up for the branch to date.


May 19, 2017 10:55 AM

Surfrider Foundation's Rise Above Plastics campaign coordinator, Susie Crick, will be meeting with the NSW Minister for the Environment, Ms Gabrielle Upton, in early June to discuss a single-use plastic bag ban in NSW.


May 18, 2017 9:00 PM

With the recent launch of the Ambassadors Program, we are excited to introduce you to the mixed martial artist and big wave surfer, Richie 'Vas' Vaculik.


May 11, 2017 9:00 PM

We are excited to introduce you to our next Surfrider Ambassador, Tom Wegener! Tom has been making and shaping surfboards for 12 years now.


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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