Surfrider CENTRAL COAST

Surfrider Central Coast is situated on Darkinjung land. We would like to pay our respects to ancestors, and elders past and present.

Surfrider Central Coast is the newest branch of Surfrider Fundation, Australia. We are a group of dedicated and passionate community members that are devoted to protecting the pristine beaches, waves and oceans of the Central Coast area.

Central Coast is a close-knit community known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque waterways and lush national parks. It has become a tourist hotspot. Yet, this looks to be under threat from overdevelopment. In turn, Surfrider Central Coast was established

New to the Surfrider family, we have picked up two campaigns in a matter of 2 months. Working with other branches, we have successfully helped spread support and garner attention for the PEP-11 campaign. The Save Our Sand campaign is Surfrider Central Coasts own campaign. We came together and formed a group called Wamberal Beach Save Our Sand to stop the pending seawall that would likely destroy Wamberal Beach.

If you are from the Central Coast or love our beaches we would love to have you join our team. Please contact us!!

President Hugh Naven

0403558980

[email protected]

LOCAL CAMPAIGNS

PEP11

Petroleum Exploration Permit 11 is the licence to drill for offshore gas in the Sydney Basin. The area includes 4,500 square km between Newcastle and Manly.

Surfrider Foundation Australia is opposed to seismic testing and offshore gas and oil drilling in Australian waters. Our nation’s oceans, waves and beaches are vital recreational, economic and ecological treasures that will be harmed as a result of the industrialisation of our coastline.

Our community will NEVER accept a gas field off the coast of Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, the Central Coast and the Northern Beaches. Gas drilling poses an unacceptable risk for ocean habitat, marine wildlife including migrating whales, and productive local fishing grounds.

SAVE OUR SAND

Surfrider Central Coast is situated on Darkinjung land. We would like to pay our respects to ancestors, and elders past and present.

Surfrider Central Coast is the newest branch of Surfrider Fundation, Australia. We are a group of dedicated and passionate community members that are devoted to protecting the pristine beaches, waves and oceans of the Central Coast area.

Central Coast is a close-knit community known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque waterways and lush national parks. It has become a tourist hotspot. Yet, this looks to be under threat from overdevelopment. In turn, Surfrider Central Coast was established.

New to the Surfrider family, we have picked up two campaigns in a matter of 2 months. Working with other branches, we have successfully helped spread support and garner attention for the PEP-11 campaign. The Save Our Sand campaign is Surfrider Central Coasts own campaign. We came together and formed a group called Wamberal Beach Save Our Sand to stop the pending seawall that would likely destroy Wamberal Beach.

If you are from the Central Coast or love our beaches we would love to have you join our team. Please contact us!!
President Hugh Naven
0403558980
[email protected]

OCEAN FRIENDLY

The Surfrider Foundation Australia’s ‘Ocean Friendly’ program is an adaption of the Surfrider Foundation US ‘Ocean Friendly Restaurants’ program, created in response to increased pollution in the coastal zone and ocean gyres with the aim to stop excessive plastic entering our waterways.

The aim of this national accreditation program is to reduce single use plastic at its source through the promotion of hospitality businesses & events along Australia’s vast coastline that undertake sustainable business practices. By encouraging businesses to take single use plastics out of their operations, we effectively stop plastic pollution from littering our beaches.

During 2019 our Northern Beaches branch accredited over 60 local venues and school canteens as Ocean Friendly.

Membership

You love your ocean, your beach and your waves. This is your opportunity to put your money, time and energy where your heart is and support the Surfrider Foundation Australia’s passionate volunteers as they work to protect what you love. Join us and help us achieve our vision of 100% protection of Australia’s coastline.

Donate

You love your ocean, your beach, your wave. This is your opportunity to put your money, time and energy where your heart is and support the Surfrider Foundation Australia’s passionate volunteers as they work to protect what you love. All donations are tax deductible.

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.