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Respect Point Impossible Documentary

Respect Point Impossible Documentary

A film about culture, community, conservation and surfers working together to protect a special part of the coast.

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BL's Blast Off 2018

BL's Blast Off 2018

BL’s Blast Off is a pre junior surfing festival that is a fun-filled Spring school holiday program designed and organised by 1988 World Surfing Champion Barton Lynch to celebrate the coming of summer and contribute to Australia’s rich surfing heritage. In it’s 13th year, Blast Off is for boys and girls 14 years and under and promises a school holiday activity like no other.

The aim is to introduce young surfers to the world of competition but in a friendly and encouraging environment that focuses on surf improvement and family fun.

Major sponsors include Hurley, Beecraft, GoPro, Amazon Power, SunBum, Spy Optics, Surf Meal Co, Lifestyle Business Services, Health Space, Future Fins, Beach Without Sand,, Surfing World Magazine, Perfect Wave Travel Co, Streetboardz, Lost by Mayhem, Komunity Project.

BL’s Blast Off runs every Spring school holidays and in 2018 will run from Tuesday 2nd Oct to Friday 5th Oct at Whale Beach NSW, with Palm Beach and Avalon as the back up venues.

Divisions include Boys 14’s, 12’s, 10’s, 8’s and 6s and Girls 14, 12’s, 10’s, 8s and 6’s.

In 2018, the 13th annual BL's Blast Off will run from Tuesday 2nd through Friday 5th October, at Palm Beach, Whale Beach or Avalon Beach NSW, conditions pending.

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Thank You, St Kilda Park Primary Year 6

Thank You, St Kilda Park Primary Year 6

Olivia, Loli, Teddy, Raff and Josh (The Year 6 St Kilda Park Primary St Kilda Peer Leadership Group), recently hosted a screening of Blue The Film, which 275 people attended. They have raised an amazing $231.90, which they have donated to Surfrider Foundation Australia, Specifically in support of our Rise Above Plastics campaign.

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International Surfing Day 2018

Intenational Surf Day

Saturday June 16th 2018

Every day, the Surfrider Foundation and our volunteer activist network work to protect our coasts. On International Surfing Day, we pause to celebrate and enjoy the beaches and waves that we all love. This year, while we band together to share the stoke of surfing, we also aim to raise awareness of urgent threats to our precious coastline, like new offshore oil drilling.

The theme of this year’s ISD is “Protect & Enjoy.” Head to the beach, take someone surfing for the first time, participate in a beach cleanup and make your voice heard.


Host an International Surfing Day event at your favorite beach and invite your friends to protect & enjoy!


This year, help us share the stoke that the beach gives to you. Head to the beach, take someone surfing for the first time, participate in a beach cleanup and make your voice heard.


Support Surfrider and our network of coastal defenders who protect what you love!

Donate here

Austinmer Beach Cleanup

Event Details:

Austinmer Beach 2515, NSW
June 16th at 9am - 11am

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Cafes getting on board with Surfrider’s  Rubbish 4 Coffee

Tommy Schoeb with Surf Rider Foundation Manly member Jude Furniss

A new initiative rewards people with a cup of coffee if they collect a bucket of rubbish from the beach.

The brainchild of Surf Rider Foundation Manly, 10 cafes, two coffee suppliers and a brewery have signed up in the first week.

Popular local cafes along the beach including Hemingway’s, The Boathouse and The Bower Restaurant are turning customers into civic-minded cleaners.

Theo Gibson, manager at Hemingway’s, said it takes five minutes to fill a two kilo bucket with rubbish left on the sand.

“It’s an initiative to pull people in, pick up rubbish and get something from it,” he said.

“There are bins on the steps, but people leave wrappers, straws and beer bottles on the beach or rocks to be swept away that evening. It’s an issue that needs to be looked and the locals want to be part of it.

“For us to give away a coffee for their hard work and effort isn’t much. In the evening, we give them a beer from 4Pines.”

The local brewery, which has a zero waste strategy, also supplies the plastic buckets as a way to upcycle them.

Jude Furniss, president of the Surf Rider Foundation Manly, said it is raising awareness of plastic pollution.

“When people see first-hand how much rubbish is on the beach, even though it looks pretty clean, it imparts the message about changing habits,” she said.

“People take ownership for their own backyard and reduce their plastic footprint.”

The first phase of the project is the northern beaches but there are plans to take it nationwide.

“It’s a template any community can adopt pretty easily,” Ms Furniss said.

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Ocean Friendly - Moore Street General

Congrats Moore Street general for their Ocean Friendly certification!

Katie and her team have had sustainability at the forefront of what they do, since opening the shop in 2017. Supporting local growers and bakers, this little neighbourhood joint could not get any more community orientated! If you’re on the coal coast swing by and support the great work these guys are doing!  

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Ocean Friendly - Bread, Espresso &

Bread Expresso & Ocean Friendly Certified

Sandy and Norby, the owners of Bread Expresso & have gone above and beyond to ensure their colourful, vibrant, beach side cafe is environmentally sustainable.

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Ocean Friendly - Flat White With One

Flat White With One, Russell Vale, NSW. Surfrider Ocean Friendly certified!

By showing the local community that it is possible to run a bustling yet environmentally conscious cafe, Kelly aims "to make others aware of what we are doing to our planet and our oceans."

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Double Island Clean Up, it's on again!


The Sunshine Coast branch is again hosting their bi-annual clean up / camping weekend at 'Double Island'.  Come help out and hang out with a few hundred like minded and passionate people, who are keen to keep this paradise clean now and into the future.
Every 6 months we pick up an average of 2 tonnes of rubbish and marine debris.  From Noosa North Shore to Double Island Point and around to Rainbow, unfortunately there's no shortage of it.  Sign up and make a difference to the oceans, waves and beaches of Double Island.
- Beach Clean Up
- Sorting and databasing  
- Live plastics recycling on the beach with the Plastic Collective
- Bring the family, bring your mates.  Have a great time over 3 days.
- Massive prizes from our partners to be won and giveaways, just for volunteering!
- Raffles, Kids games and competitions.
- Educational presentation and displays.
- FREE BBQ and music by campfire.
- We'll have a CALL TO ACTION on the beach.  Read more here:
- Gather your friends and family and Register your details
- Plan your weekend or day trip/s
- Follow us on facebook for the updates and help spread the word by sharing, liking and commenting.
- Come to our pre-Clean Up fundraiser event (details released on Facebook)
Registration is FREE and simple. Fill in your details and sign the waiver online at:
Your details will be logged straight into the database, then forwarded to QPWS.  All volunteers gain fee exempt 4x4 and camping under our permit.
We'll send out an info sheet via email in the weeks before the clean up.
For further enquiries and media interviews:
Craig Macintyre 0434 587 756  /  Aaron Horsey 0449 686 746
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Become Ocean Friendly


EarthWalker Cafe & Co has become Australia's first Ocean Friendly #surfrideroceanfriendly business.
Surfrider South Coast Branch in conjunction with @boomerangalliance and @plasticfreewollongong
have just implemented an exciting new programme to encourage cafes, restaurants, markets and festivals to ditch the single-use plastic habit and source local and sustainable foods.

With research suggesting that 2050 there will be more plastic in our ocean than fish, Surfrider Foundation Australia created the Ocean Friendly program to stop excessive plastic entering our waterways.

This free program aims to certify and promote Australian businesses that are making a difference in protecting our oceans, waves and beaches. In order to be Surfrider Foundation Ocean Friendly certified establishments must implement 6 compulsory criteria.

1. No expanded polystyrene foam use

2. No single use plastic straws

3. Reusable tableware is used for 'dine-in' & non-plastic utensils for takeaway food

4. No water sold in plastic water bottles

5. No plastic bags offered for takeout orders

6. Proper recycling practices are followed.


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