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Surfrider Jack is back

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We’re super stoked to be teaming up with @jackjohnson for his Australia tour later this month. As part of the tour, we’re joining the @allatonce_org campaign where the Johnson Ohana Foundation will match funding from now until the 31st December for any donations made to Surfrider Foundation Australia up to $2,500USD. This is an amazing opportunity to help us raise a cool $5000 AUD to support  our mission to preserve our oceans, waves and beaches for generations to come. Donations of $25+ go into the draw to win 2 tickets to Jack’s concert in Sydney/Bris/Mel/Perth. Donate now www.surfrider.org.au

Surfrider branches from around Australia will be hosting a table in the Village Green at each of Jack’s Concerts, reinfIrving the need to reduce single-use plastics. Jack Johnson has been a long time supporter of Surfrider in Australia and all over the world. We thank him for his ongoing support. 

#AAOLocalFood #AAOPlasticFree #jackjohnson #surfing #protectwhatyoulove #surfrideraus

 


Port Kembla Groms Clean Up

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Thanks to everyone who came out to play at the Surfrider Illawarra Clean Beach Festival #icbfest on Sunday12th November at Port Kembla. We stopped 85kgs of rubbish from entering the ocean and had heaps of fun doing it! There were 50 surf Groms entered in the inaugural #SurfriderGromFest tag team event which was won by Werri Beach Boardriders. At the other end of the beach, the Disabled Surfers Association South Coast hosted a fantastic display. We had a sand sculpting artist, Justine Crouchley-Crawford come to create dolphins and other sea creatures on the sand.

We want to thank Wollongong City Council for their support, and the sausage and veg burger sizzle. We raised $1,131 which Jack Johnson will match. The strangest thing was that an old $50 note washed up onto the shore, and the finder put it in our donation tin! Special thanks go to Tangaroa Blue for counting all of the rubbish and entering all of the date into the national marine debris database. We want to give a massive shoutout to @billabong_australia @coastalwatch @visslasurf @patagoniaaus @bunnings @thesourcewollongong @projectpurposew4w @seabin_project and @honuadrink for the great prizes that they donated! #longlivethebeach #surfrider #holdontoyourbutts #risseaboveplastics #cleanwaterhealthybeaches.

Check out the very talented Taj Simon from Port Kembla Boardriders who competed in the #surfridergromfest at #icbfest Port Kembla. What a great barrel! Photo courtesy of Ray Smith from www.waxheads.com Stay tuned for more #surfridergromfest coming to your region soon!

 

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