Our Work

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    Rise Above Plastics

    Rise Above Plastics aims to eliminate the impacts of plastics in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics.

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    Endangered Waves

    The Endangered Waves program aims to highlight the many threats endangering a number of Australia’s most unique and fragile surfing and coastal environments. Unlike endangered wildlife there are no surfbreak protection laws in Australia. Nor are the impacts on surf breaks considered in planning and infrastructure developments. An ‘endangered wave’ is one where the wave itself is threatened, or the immediate coastal environment and surfing amenity is threatened by at least two of the threats listed within our Endangered Waves Criteria. Surfrider uses it’s grassroots volunteer branch network to mobilise local community action to protect waves listed as endangered.

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    Campaigns by State

    The core activities and campaigns that the Surfrider Foundation uses to protect our oceans, waves and beaches fall into the categories of Clean Water, Beach Access, Beach Preservation and Protecting Special Places.