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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!


April 13, 2017 9:00 PM

We are excited to introduce to you our next activist Juliana Bahr-Thompson. Jules is a professional ocean lifeguard, high school PE teacher and environmentalist who currently studies paramedics. 


April 11, 2017 11:24 AM

An opportunity has arisen to contribute towards ongoing government policy and action in relation to the parlous state of marine debris, especially plastic debris, and its disastrous impact on sea life above and below the water. The Threat Abatement Plan for the Impacts of Marine Debris on Vertebrate Marine Species is being revised. The Department of Environment has released the draft Threat Abatement Plan for the Impacts of Marine Debris on Vertebrate Marine Species (2017) for public comment.


March 30, 2017 3:43 PM

We recently launched our Ambassadors Program and are excited to introduce you to our youngest ambassador, Winter Vincent.


March 08, 2017 11:19 AM

In June 2016, CSIRO, Tangaroa Blue and Bush Blitz, along with Surfrider and other environmental organisations, embarked on a 12-day journey to tackle marine debris and to collect research on the species that inhabit the Coral Sea Commonwealth Marine Reserve. In just 12 days, over 2.2 tonnes of rubbish was removed from the remote islands of the Great Coral Sea. 


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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