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Memberships in Oct-Dec: One Lucky Winner to Receive Shark Shield Product

Hey Surfriders! We're excited to announce our recent partnership with Shark Shield.

Lindsay Lyon, Managing Director of Shark Shield says, “Surfrider supports Shark Shield as a non-invasive for the shark, and the fact that is doesn't impact surfing performance or surfboard design. As the worlds only scientifically proven and independently tested shark deterrent, it is a highly credible sponsor for this foundation. We are look forward to offering ongoing support.”

To celebrate our new sponsorship, Shark Shield is offering a free FREEDOM+ Surf bundle to one lucky winner! All new memberships & all membership renewals made during October, November and December will be automatically entered into a drawing to win Shark Shield's FREEDOM+ Surf bundle. So be sure to renew your membership or to become a new member today!

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About the Shark Shield FREEDOM+ Surf bundle

The design of the all new FREEDOM+ Surf is the result of collaboration with Ocean & Earth and 2 x World Surfing Champion Tom Carroll. The removable power module with LED indication for power on/off and battery life, is housed in the custom designed Ocean & Earth tail pad kicker, enabling you to move the power module easily between your boards and for recharging. The all important antenna electrodes have been designed into a sticker thin adhesive decal applied to the underside of the surfboard. With a weight of just 250 grams and a near zero drag adhesive decal antenna (only 500 microns thin), there is no impact on your surfing performance. This FREEDOM+ Surf bundle includes everything you need to turn your surfboard into an electrical shark deterrent.

About Shark Shield

Shark Shield is for professional adventurers. It is the worlds only scientifically proven and independently tested electrical shark deterrent. Sharks have small short-range electrical receptors in their snouts used for locating food. Shark Shield’s unique three-dimensional electrical waveform turns sharks away by causing unbearable spasms in these sensitive receptors. Used by professionals, such as navies around the world, Shark Shield is a safety device providing peace of mind, while supporting the conservation of sharks. If you’re serious about adventure, you wear a Shark Shield.

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Port Kembla Beach Clean 16th Oct from 3pm


The Community groups who are actively taking part in the event are as follows:

* The Surfrider Foundation South Coast Branch
* University of Wollongong Surfrider Club & Society
* Project Waves 4 Water
* Beach Clean Ups Illawarra
* Fair Food Foragers
* FishThinkers
* Intrepid Landcare Illawarra
* ConservationVolunteers Australia
* Responsible Runners Wollongong
* Sea Shepherd Marine Debris Team 
We all share the same vision and want the same outcomes.
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Double Island Clean Up - Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast


Pack your surfboards and camping gear, we're on the beach again on 7-8-9 OCT for the DOUBLE ISLAND CLEAN UP / CAMPING WEEKEND. Book it in your diaries & register your details now. 

The Sunshine Coast branch is hosting it’s MASSIVE bi-annual / award winning Double Island Clean Up / Camping weekend, Literally hundreds of people converge on the beaches north of Noosa for a 60km beach clean up blitz with FEE Exempt Camping & 4x4 access for all volunteers!
We have conducted many clean ups in the region before, and we’re raising the bar yet again! Of the average 2 TONNES of rubbish and marine debris picked up off the beaches and dunes every 6 months, this time we're helping directly recycle the plastic pollution into furniture through a national partnership being initiated at this event! We will be also recycling as much else as possible and recording our findings through an international database. 

After all the positive activism, volunteers can WIN a share in over $3500 worth of PRIZES in the Complimentary Prize Raffle and as part of Educational Presentations! The local Traditional Owners from Kabi Kabi will also join us for a cultural awareness and community engagement workshop. Plus there is a FREE BBQ & Live Music by the campfire on Saturday arvo to help us celebrate the guaranteed success of the event. 

It's a WIN, WIN for everyone, but most importantly for our oceans, beaches and all biomass! ALL WELCOME! Bring your family and friends and help us spread the word. Stay one day or make it a long weekend, it's your call. Let’s have a great weekend in paradise together and help to keep this magical place clean, now and into the future! 

Register your details to: 
Copy and paste the following and fill out your details:
- Vehicle rego number:
- Vehicle make/model: 
- How many volunteers are coming:
- How many tents / campers / etc:
- How many nights ( Fri &/or Sat):

It's that easy. 
Once you register you will be added to the growing list of ocean activists. 
An info pack & your permits will be emailed out in the week prior to event. 
!!!! REGISTRATION CLOSES (for volunteers fee excemptions) Monday 3rd October. So we can have all details to QPWS in time. So don't miss out…. 
Register your family, friends, community group or business now.

FRIDAY. Come set up camp & make it a long weekend….. Clean up starts when you're set up. 
SATURDAY is the main day for most activism and the fun packed evening.
SUNDAY is data collation, rubbish removal and pack down.

For general enquiries, partnerships and interviews please call: 
Craig 0415 670 639 / Aaron 0449 686 746
or email:

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Win the Ultimate Quiver raffle


+ 5 board bags, 5 Gorilla tailpads, 5 FSC2 fin sets and 5 leg ropes 

Terry Fitzgerald, classic retro shaped board
Simon Anderson, step-up thruster board
Firewire, Ecoboard
Darren Handley, high-performance board
Bob McTavish, longboard 

All funds raised through the Ultimate Quiver raffle will help Surfrider to run campaigns, education programs and conservation activities as well as to raise further awareness on important coastal issues, such as plastics and pollution. 

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Donate to Protect & Win!


Thank you to all of those who made a donation to protect our oceans, waves & beaches and win Gorilla Tail Pads! All donations made between March 15, 2016 and March 31, 2016 went into the draw to win one of 5 Gorilla Tail Pads. Congratulations to the winners: Rose Welk, Matthew Keating, Tara Geraghty, Chersess Aish & Cherie Noble have been notified via email on April 4, 2016. 


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Become a Surfrider Member Today!


Become a Surfrider Member Today!

Want to make a difference for our oceans, waves and beaches? Simply by becoming the newest member of Surfrider, you can make a difference for your ocean.

It is that easy. Surfrider’s passionate coastal activists dedicate their lives to protecting and preserving our oceans. All you have to do is support them.

Becoming a member is easy… and gets you some cool benefits…


  • A digital subscription of Surfrider's monthly newsletter
  • 20% discount at our Surfrider Store
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Double Island Point Beach Clean


Double Island Point Beach 2016 Clean Up and Dune Planting Camping Weekend! - May 13-15 | October 7-9

Join our Sunshine Coast branch for their bi-annual Double Island Point beach clean-up and dune planting camping weekend! Cleanup as much you can handle & plant out the dunes with your local surfrider crew, then come to the base camp for a fun afternoon of presentations, live music, free food and mega prize raffle draw - everyone receives a ticket for volunteering!

For general enquiries, or sponsorships/partnerships please email: or call: Craig 0415 670 639 / Aaron 0449 686 746

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