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ENDANGERED WAVES UPDATE 18 NOVEMBER 2019

Australia’s newest waves in danger are at YAMBA, ‘THE FARM’ & GOOLAWAH. At a quick glance around the country.., The Great Australian Bight is one step closer to risky drilling, Stockton Beach is literally disappearing before our eyes, an ominous stillness in the waters around Martha Lavinia & an indicative design released for the South Newcastle Beach skate park. Amongst these and other important fights, stand up for your wave with Surfrider.

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Surfers Fight to Block Oil Drilling in the Great Australian Bight - April 2019

SYDNEY, Australia — The “paddle out” is surfing’s most hallowed ritual, a floating memorial ceremony in which mourners join hands and reminisce at sea.

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Sun Run Cole Classic

Sun Run Cole Classic

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Surfrider Foundation Australia is proud to support Sydney Morning Herald’s Sun Run & Cole Classic, being held 2-3 February 2019. With Surfrider’s support, the event will be as environmentally friendly as possible to protect Sydney’s stunning Northern Beaches.

Held on consecutive days, the fun, family friendly, community events offer something for every fitness level. Encouraging family and community groups to get involved, competitors can choose from a range of distances and take part as an individual or a team.

Avid walkers and runners will kick off the fitness festivities, pounding the pavement in two spectacular Sun Run events; the 7km and 10km fun runs along the picturesque coastline. Both distances will start at Dee Why Surf Life Saving Club and finish beside the iconic Manly Life Saving Club.

Following a highly successful inaugural year, which sold out in record time, the Aquathlon will return in 2019, giving participants the chance to challenge themselves across both running and swimming, in one event.

Australia’s most historic and famous ocean swim event, the Cole Classic, will return for its 36th year and see entrants taking to Manly’s refreshing ocean waters in 1km, 2km and 5km events, commencing at the beautiful Shelly Beach and finishing in front of Manly Life Saving Club.

In 2019, for the first time, the iconic weekend event will introduce a brand new event for kids, the Banana Boat SwimKids Series. Encouraging little swimmers to get involved in one of Australia’s largest ocean swims, mini competitors can choose from a 100m swim/wade event for 7 – 8 year olds; a 200m swim event for 9 – 10 year olds; and a 300m swim event for 11 – 12 year olds.

The range of short and challenging distances offers something for everyone and provides a way for the community to celebrate the ocean, get fit and have a bit of fun at the same time. The event will also feature a village expo on Manly’s famous promenade for supporters and participants to relax and enjoy throughout the exciting weekend. Surfrider will be there on the day, celebrating the festivities in the village expo.

Fairfax Sport, in partnership with Surfrider, will be holding a community beach clean following the event, and are encouraging participants, families and friends to join to help keep our oceans clean.

Registrations for all events are now open.

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Fight for the Bight

THE GREAT AUSTRALIAN BIGHT IS UNDER THREAT FROM BIG OIL.

The Bight is no place for risky deepwater drilling. You probably remember images of BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in the US. It was an environmental disaster, spewing millions of litres of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. The proposed Equinor drill in the Bight is twice as deep as Deepwater in some of the most treacherous waters in the world, making it extra risky. In November, the ABC revealed a leaked internal report, prepared by Equinor, that showed an oil spill in the Bight could reach Victoria’s shorelines including the Great Ocean Road and Port Philip Bay and as far as Sydney’s beaches, and completely encircle Tasmania.

Equinor is putting coastal communities, fisheries, whales and sea creatures in danger from experimental oil drilling.

JOIN OUR PEACEFUL PROTEST

NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION NOV 23rd

Visit our facebook page to see details of an event near you

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Endangered Waves - Blog Update - December, 2018

Endangered Waves - Campaign Update, December 2018

From heading to King Island in Tasmania opposing a proposed Salmon Farm just around from Martha Lavinia, to picking up tonnes of left over waste in the national park surrounding Double Island Point as a result of overuse, to standing on the beach in South Newcastle where a skate bowl is proposed to be built...on the beach!

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Endangered Waves - December 2018

From heading to King Island in Tasmania opposing a proposed Salmon Farm just around from Martha Lavinia, to picking up tonnes of left over waste in the national park surrounding Double Island Point as a result of overuse, to standing on the beach in South Newcastle where a skate bowl is proposed to be built...on the beach!

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RIP and eternal Respect Matty Stahmer

RIP and Eternal Respect Matty Stahmer

We lost a beautiful man this morning surfing his beloved St Andrews.

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Respect Point Impossible Documentary

Respect Point Impossible Documentary

A film about culture, community, conservation and surfers working together to protect a special part of the coast.

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BL's Blast Off 2018

BL's Blast Off 2018

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/

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Thank You, St Kilda Park Primary Year 6

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.

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