Respect Point Impossible Documentary
A film about culture, community, conservation and surfers working together to protect a special part of the coast.Read more
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, Coastalwatch.com, 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.
For information visit: https://blblastoff.com.au/Read more
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.Read more
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 EVENT
Host an International Surfing Day event at your favorite beach and invite your friends to protect & enjoy!
SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE
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.
MAKE A DONATION
Support Surfrider and our network of coastal defenders who protect what you love!
Austinmer Beach Cleanup
Austinmer Beach 2515, NSW
June 16th at 9am - 11am
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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."Read more
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.
For more information email email@example.com