NSW SURFRIDER

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. 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.

Ballina

The Ballina branch recently formed Surfrider Australia's newest branch over the shark eco-net injustice at Lighthouse Beach. Mark Hernage is the president of the Ballina branch and can be contacted on hernagemark@gmail.com or 0401 290 147.

For further information on the shark eco-net issue, please visit: http://www.surfrider.org.au/ballina_branch_formation_shark_econet

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Byron Bay

Don Osborne is the president of the Byron Bay branch and can be contacted on 9ftmalibu@gmail.com or 0414 801 025

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Cronulla

Joe Glendinning is leading the way for the newly formed Cronulla branch. To join, contact Joe at cronulla@surfrider.org.au. 

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Eastern Beaches

Emma Metcalf is the President of the buzzing Bondi Beach branch. If you're interested in joining the community please contact Emma on 0409 406 906 and emmakmetcalf@yahoo.com.au. 

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Eurobodalla

Allen Grimwood is the president of the Eurobodalla branch and can be contacted on 0408 258 877 and surfridereurobodalla@gmail.com

Hunter Region (Newcastle) 

Here in the Hunter Region our waves and beaches are our lifeblood. They bring so much enjoyment to our day to day lives. Not only do we have the pleasure of numerous National Parks along our coastline, we are also privileged to have one of only 9 World Surfing Reserves across Australia, Merewether Beach.

The ethical and sustainable management of our coastlines is the right and responsibility of every individual and/or business that uses it. As a community, we must ensure that this remains true.

Surfrider Foundation Hunter Region is made up of passionate and dedicated surfers and beach goers that wish to form a voice for our community. Together, with your support we can ensure the health of our beaches and waves will be maintained for generations to come. If you're interested in joining the Hunter Region branch, please contact Brianna Hodgson at surfrider.hunter@gmail.com or on 0458 647 258.

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Manly

The newly formed Manly branch is now up and running with President, Jude Furniss leading the way. If you're interested in joining the Manly branch or offering some of your time to volunteer, please contact Jude via email at manly@surfrider.org.au.

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Northern Beaches

The Northern Beaches Branch was one of Surfrider Australia's original branches and is still going strong 20 years on! Major campaigns over its life include the upgrade of Warriewood Sewage Treatment Plant, protesting the proposed seawall for Collaroy/Narrabeen Beach 2002 with the famous "Line In The Sand" and thwarting the proposed overdevelopment of Long Reef SLSC on 2 separate occasions. The branch has representation on council committees and work closely with environment centres in Manly and Pittwater. The success of our committee is built on longevity of tenure through friendships of key personnel along with a welcoming attitude to new inductees and supporters. Beach Cleans, Ocean Care Day, Dukes Day and International Surfing Day are how we engage the public as well as campaigning and the odd fundraiser. Always looking for another face and bod to lend a hand so if you live anywhere around the Northern Beaches give us a call on 0422 900 501 (Brendan) or send an email to surfridernb@ozemail.com.au

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South Coast

Susie Crick is the president of the South Coast branch and can be contacted on 0425 244 172 and southcoastnsw@surfrider.org.au 

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University of Wollongong 

Surfrider Foundation UOW Club and Society is a hands on initiative operated and run by University of Wollongong students to aid the current efforts of Surfrider Australia. Surfrider UOW will be involved in beach cleanups around the Illawarra region, activism and education surrounding reducing plastics in everyday life and protecting the ocean including surf breaks and marine life through campaigns. Isabelle Horne is the newest UOW branch president and can be contacted on 0456599229 and at uniofwollongong@surfrider.org.au

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