Surfrider MORNINGTON PENINSULAR

 

We are Peninsula Surf Riders. A diverse group of community volunteers devoted to stand for the biodiversity of Westernport bay and its coastal areas. We advocate for the protection of Westernport from AGL’s proposal to further industrialise the bay. 

We aim to empower the community through peaceful events that promote connection, awareness, and alternative renewable energy development options. 

Branch President is Dingo Spender. Dingo was born in Sth Australia in 1978 and lives in Balnarring with his family. He is an awarded musician and composer and has surfed the local beaches in the Mornington Peninsula for the last 7 years. He is a passionate advocate for preserving bio diversity and ocean health and dedicated to his community. 

Vice president is Sacha Guggenheimer. Sacha is a marine biologist, director of an ocean safe sunscreen business and coordinator of plastic source reduction strategies on the Mornington Peninsula. Sacha spends half her time in Australia and the other half overseas working as an expedition naturalist on ships that visit the most remote and far flung corners of the globe. Sacha is passionate about wildlife and wilderness and uses her multifaceted skillset to advocate for conservation and marine protection. She finds pleasure in being a bridge between wildlife and people, hoping to always leave a seed of optimism with her audience through sharing empowering ways to engage with and help care for our planet

Branch Treasurer is Leyla Bulmer. Born in Melbourne, Victoria 31st of December 1989. Grew up in Ireland, returning to Australia and its oceans in 2012. Joyful soul and wave surfer – enjoys a good butt wave to finish a session. A regular sunrise swimmer at her local, Shoreham beach. Artist and designer, Leyla finds the natural world an infinite source of inspiration. Collaborator and designer for Peninsula’s Biggest Paddle Out 2019 and 2021.  

Branch Secretary is Hineterah. Hine-Te-Ra Marino was born at Cape Conron in East Gippsland on 15th February 1985. She is a surfer, surf coach at east coast surf school and has been a surf lifesaver at Point Leo Surf Lifesaving Club. She loves the ocean and cares deeply about the protection and preservation of our precious coastlines. Hineterah created the 2019 Peninsula’s Biggest Paddle Out, a peaceful protest of AGL’s gas import proposal in Westernport bay.

Get in touch to see how you can help protect Mornington Peninsula’s beaches and the Bay!

Email : morningtonpeninsula@surfrider.org.au 

Phone : 0413466460

Follow the branch on socials : Instagram

MELBOURNE branch

LOCAL CAMPAIGNS

MELBOURNE branch

AGL WESTERNPORT

A diverse group of community volunteers devoted to stand for the biodiversity of Westernport bay and its coastal areas. We advocate for the protection of Westernport from AGL’s proposal to further industrialise the bay. 

Look out for our upcoming event March 7th, 2021. 

Follow : peninsulasbiggestpaddleout on instagram for updates!

MELBOURNE branch

FIGHT FOR THE BIGHT

We rallied communities from around the bay to join in the National Day of Action to stand up to Equinor’s planes to drill for oil in The Great Australian Bight. In February 2020 they withdrew their plans.

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.