Double Island Clean Up May 2017

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.

Surfrider Meeting with the NSW Minister for the Environment

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.

Activist Spotlight: Meet Richie 'Vas' Vaculik, Mixed Martial Artist, Surfer and Surfrider Ambassador

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.

Activist Spotlight: Meet Tom Wegener, Surfboard Shaper and Surfrider Ambassador

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

Activist Spotlight: Meet Stella Crick, Rockstar Ocean Photographer and Surfrider Ambassador

Surfrider is excited to introduce you to Stella Crick, a freelance ocean photographer and Surfrider Foundation Australia Ambassador!

Voluntary Phase Out of Microbeads

Microbeads are tiny bits of plastic that are present in many facial cleansers, toiletries, and cosmetics. These wreak havoc on marine life as they ultimately end up in the ocean and become part of the food chain. Environment Minister, Greg Hunt, has threatened to introduce a law to ban microbeads if companies do not adhere to a voluntary phase-out. 

Activist Spotlight: Meet Mulga the Artist, Illustrator, Poet and Surfrider Ambassador

We are excited to introduce our next activist for our Activist Spotlight! Meet Mulga the Artist. He is a Sydney-based artist, illustrator and poet with unique style and inspiration.

Activist Spotlight: Meet Zachary Brook-Bennett, Ocean-Inspired Artist and Surfrider Ambassador

We are excited to introduce another Surfrider Ambassador for our Activist Spotlight! Meet Zachary Brook-Bennett, an artist that makes ocean-inspired designs that combine his Indigenous and surf cultures.

Activist Spotlight: Meet Juliana Bahr-Thompson, Ocean Life Guard, Environmentalist and Surfrider Ambassador

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. 

Submissions Needed – Marine Debris Threat Abatement Plan

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.