Surfrider Local Branch

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The Gold Coast Tweed Branch is one of Australia’s oldest branches with over 20 years of experience in local coastal management issues covering the geographic area between the Southport Seaway to the north and the Brunswick River to the south.

Email us at [email protected]org.au or phone 0414 939 942 for further details.

 We also have an office at 139 Duringan St, Currumbin, QLD, 4223, which is open from Monday to Friday between 10am-2pm.

Come get ACTIVE + share your ideas at our Gathering of Like Minded Souls monthly Surfrider Sunday Sesh!

Date/Time : 1st Sunday of every month at 9:00am. 

Location : Kropp Park, Tugun, QLD. View location on Google Maps.

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SAFE SURFING CURRUMBIN ALLEY

As the result of a fatality at the Alley in 2011 when a surfer was struck by a boat, plus other numerous near misses over the years. Surfrider Foundation has developed a Code of Conduct aimed at making surfing safer at the Alley. The guidelines are a concise, common sense approach for all surfers – locals and visitors – of all skill levels which if applied should help make sessions at the Alley a safer and more enjoyable experience.

Surfrider will continue to work with the Gold Cost Waterway Authority and other surfing stakeholders to refine and agree on the final guidelines for a Surfing Code of Conduct.

Currumbin Alley Safe Surfing Code of Conduct

Before you paddle out: 

  • Be aware of the overall sea conditions – such as tide, swell size, drift, visibility
  • Be extra vigilant at times of low visibility; eg. dawn/dusk, cloudy conditions, large swell, when raining
  • Consider wearing something with bright colours, such as a rashvest, or even a LED light or glow stick in poor light
  • Look for and note the main bar crossing channel where boats are likely to travel in or out; if in doubt ask a local or lifeguard

When you’re in the water:

  • Be fully aware of other surf craft; especially those bigger than you like boats & stand up paddle boards
  • Be extra careful when entering the channel which boats are likely to use; generally the longer you ride the more exposed you become
  • Make yourself as visible as possible when boats are in your area; if necessary sit up on your board, wave your arms & shout
  • NEVER assume a boat has seen you
  • When all else fails bail; ditch your board and dive for the bottom

 

BRING BACK KIRRA

Bring Back Kirra is a campaign by the Gold Coast surfing community to lobby for the restoration of the surf break at Kirra Point.

The key aims of the Bring Back Kirra campaign led by Kirra Point Inc. (KPI) are for the better management of the TRESBP, and the extension of the Kirra Groyne to its former length. The relationship between the extension of the Kirra Point Groyne and the management of the TRESBP must be carefully managed to ensure surf amenity at this world famous surf break are enhanced.

Gold Coast City Council (GCCC) recently announced plans to extend Kirra groyne by 30 metres to its former length in an attempt to improve surf amenity at the world famous Kirra Point surf break. After more than 15 years of campaigning for the restoration of the buried Kirra reef GCCC have now formally recognised the importance of surfing to the local community and economy.

Despite GCCC announcing the extension of Kirra Point Groyne, they have not mentioned the dynamic relationship between the management of the TRESBP and surf amenity at Kirra Point. Monitoring and evaluation of the extension, and its relationship with the TRESBP is a key factor in successfully reviving and maintaining this famous wave.

Surfrider Foundation advocates the need for the extension of Kirra Point Groyne to be coupled with better management of the TRESBP, and include ongoing monitoring and evaluation to ensure the extension is not a short term solution to an ongoing problem.

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Volunteer

Our network of 18 branches around the Australia serves as the first response to local threats to coastal communities.They are made up of dedicated volunteers who collaborate on both the local and national level to carry out our mission. Find your local branch below to get involved.