Activist Spotlight: Meet Winter Vincent, Rockstar Coastal Defender and Surfrider Ambassador

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

Plastics Pollution is Reaching the Most Remote Parts of the Ocean

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. 

Greg ‘Da Bull’ Noll launches Surfrider Foundation’s Cronulla branch

Legendary big-wave surfer and Surfrider Foundation lifetime member, Greg “Da Bull” Noll, helped launch Surfrider Foundation’s Cronulla branch by participating in its ribbon cutting ceremony on 30 October, 2016.

Gold Coast Surfrider Foundation announces their fourth Annual Beach Eco Challenge Festival

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. To find out more about the event go to: 

https://www.facebook.com/EcoChallengeGoldCoast/ 

Surfrider Foundation & Clean Ocean Foundation Join forces to Clean Up Warriewood

Surfrider Northern Beaches has joined forces with the Victoria-based Clean Ocean Foundation to undertake water testing at Warriewood Beach and is looking for volunteers to collect water samples to be included in the National Outfall Database. UNCLE HUEY WANTS YEUW!

Ballina Branch Formation over Shark Econet Injustice

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.

Demand SAND for Collaroy/Narrabeen

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...

Senate report on Marine Plastic Pollution released

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. 

Great Coral Sea Clean-up and Bio-discovery Voyage Comes to an End

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.

First week in the Coral Sea is a success!

After 2 days of transit in the High Seas, the vessel and its crew arrived successfully to East Diamnond islet for their first clean in the Great Coral Sea. This beautiful coral environment, located 400km offshore, has little to no visitation from the outside world. These habitats do not experience any type of fishing or tourism, and are one of the last reef systems before the Pacific opens up to New Caledonia.