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75th Anniversary of the end of WW2

Posted on August 14th, 2020 in Top stories.

This weekend marks the 75th Anniversary of the end of WW 2 with Victory in the Pacific.

Spare a moment on VP Day 15 August to refect on the sacrifices made between 1939 – the start of the war in Europe – and the end of the war in the Pacific with the unconditional surrender of Japan on 14 August 1945…6 years.

Lest we forget.

Check this out surfers!

Posted on January 6th, 2020 in Top stories.

Hello Friends,

Just had to share this from Twitter because I knew as surfers, you’d really appreciate it!


Fight For The Bight

Posted on November 18th, 2019 in News Stories.

11am Saturday November 23rd at Manly Beach

to be part of the #fightforthebight NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION!


Surfrider Foundation are leading a Paddle Out at Manly and if you haven’t made it to one yet now is your chance!

Be a part of history as thousands of Australians from over 50 communities across the country join together in a National Day of Action opposing Norwegian oil company Equinor drilling in the Great Australian Bight.

This is a line in the sand moment for Australians, to stand united and show Equinor that we love our coastline and do not give them OUR approval to risk the entire Southern coastline and never will! Enough is enough, we demand a safe, clean future for younger generations to enjoy an this people, is only the beginning!

On the 8th of November 2019, NOPSEMA issued a notice to Equinor requiring them to modify and resubmit their environment plan for proposed drilling in the Great Australian Bight giving them another 21 days to respond

Equinor explained that a social licence to operate was key to the project progressing, saying “if we are not wanted here, we will not push through resistance”

Communities all over Australia have been running Paddle Outs throughout the year, in opposition to Norwegian company Equinor’s proposal to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight. Northern Beaches now has the chance to become part of history and continue the fight to save the Great Australian Bight by joining in a NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION on the 23rd of November. This movement is getting traction all around the world and now is your chance to be a part of the movement and make your voice heard.

Our oceans have given us all so much and never asked for anything in return. Not until now, our oceans are in jeopardy and crying out for help. This is our chance to stand up and show Equinor we WILL NOT allow them to destroy the Great Australian Bight, one of the most beautiful, roughest and unpredictable seas in the world. We will force Equinor to listen to us.

The time is now to draw a line in the sand: stand unified with other communities and tell Equinor that Australians have said NO, continue to say NO and will forever say NO to drilling for oil in the Great Australian Bight.


This is for anyone, you don’t have to be a surfer, come out on a kayak, sailboard, boogie board, whatever but keep it safe, or show your support on the beach.


– Meet at 11am on Saturday morning
– Manly Beach – South End
– BYO signs, tee shirts and something to paddle on
– Please try and walk or carpool as parking is a premium
– Wear sunscreen, a hat, and bring some water

What else can you do?

  • Share this event far and wide.
  •  Sign the statement:
  • Spread the word that the Northern Beaches DO NOT WANT EQUINOR DRILLING FOR OIL in the Great Australian Bight.

Surfrider News: International Surfing Day

Posted on June 12th, 2019 in Top stories.

FANTASTIC NEWS that Bennett Surfboards (Barry and Greg pictured below) will be displaying a dozen of their finest creations over the six and a half decades of the shapeshop to help Surfrider Foundation celebrate International Surfing Day 2019! One week only from this weekend at Harbord Diggers- if ya miss it you’ll kick yourself! #surfrideraus #isd#bennett surfboards#HarbordDiggers #respectthebeach # lovethesurflovetherider
Check out Surfrider Foundation Northern Beaches’ FB page here

Barry & Greg Bennet

How good is this?

Posted on June 2nd, 2019 in Top stories.

Great call by Barton Lynch on this magic moment from the Margaret River Pro as Conner Coffin shares a wave with some locals.

Hands Across the Sand on Sat 11 May

Posted on May 4th, 2019 in News Stories, Top stories.

Join Ocean Conservation Groups Save Our Coast- Hands Across The Sand, Surfrider Foundation Northern Beaches, SO Manly and Living Ocean to make a stand against the 3D seismic testing and gas exploration proposed for the Sydney Basin.

A 1000 sq km of seismic blasting by Asset Energy for future gas exploration is planned for the NSW coast from Newcastle to Manly within PEP 11. (petroleum exploration permit 11 extends for 4,500 sq km from Newcastle to Manly)

Rally your friends and unite for this massive symbolic event by holding hands from one end of Manly beach to the other to demonstrate opposition to our federal govenmnent against offshore oil and gas and their devastating plans for our NSW coast.

When: Sat 11 May @ 3pm Assembly on the beach for photo 3.30pm
Where: Manly Main Beach (Look for Surfrider banners on the beach in front of the Corso flags) #protectwhatyoulove #saveourcoast

PICS: Thursday morning 30 August 2018 Dee Why point

Posted on September 3rd, 2018 in Top stories.

Swell and weather came together for 30 or so people at Dee Why point on the last Thursday morning of August…

Dee Why point firing (click pic to see entire gallery)

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Pics from Dee Why beach and Curly Sunday morning

Posted on May 28th, 2018 in Curl Curl, Dee Why, Don's surfin' pics.

Lots of swell and lots of people in the water on Sunday, so I went shooting in the morning. Herewith links to a couple of galleries…

89 pictures from Dee Why beach. Started shooting at 0955 went until 1005 (have more shots, but they’re not uploaded yet)

Clicking here takes you to the gallery

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120 pictures from mid-Curl Curl. Started shooting at 1120, finished at 1140  (have more shots, but they’re not uploaded yet)

Clicking here takes you to the gallery

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PIctures from Saturday morning at Dee Why point

Posted on May 27th, 2018 in Dee Why, Top stories.

A few pictures from the 244-picture gallery posted on Sunday 27 May 18…
(Clicking here will take you to the gallery)


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New gallery: South Narra shories 26 March 2018

Posted on March 30th, 2018 in Don's surfin' pics, Top stories.

Went for a swim with the camera last week and grabbed a few shots for your enjoyment.
Click any pic to visit the entire gallery of watershots.