Posts in Good causes

Living Ocean Gala Event – 6pm Sunday 10 November 2013, Bilgola Surf Club

Posted on November 2nd, 2013 in Editor's picks, Good causes, Local Colour, News Flash, News Stories.

On Sunday evening 10 November, Living Ocean will be holding a ‘Gypsea’ party at Bilgola Beach Surf Club.  This will be the event of the year on the local social calendar.  Hosted by David Koch, and sponsored by Taittinger Champagne, the event will raise money for Sea Shepherd Australia’s 2013/4 Southern Ocean campaign, Operation Relentless.  There are plenty of great prizes to be won and amazing auction items, including a four day passage on one of the Sea Shepherd ships.  Feast on food prepared by local celebrity chef George Francisco.


Kochy will be interviewing Bob Brown (Chairman, Sea Shepherd Australia) , Jeff Hansen (CEO, Sea Shepherd Austrlalia) and Peter Hammarstedt (Skipper of the Southern Ocean Campaign).


There will be a great line-up of world class performers and musicians to rock the house including legends like Angry Anderson, Diana Rouvas, Randall Waller, Gordon Reitmeister and Joel McDonald brought to you by Paul Christie’s Rockhouse.


Tickets are available online at  or call Kim Hubner on 0404 030 553 by cutoff date Tuesday 5 November 2013.



Living Ocean is an Australian registered charity founded in Whale Beach in 2010.  Through community events involving our ocean loving community of surfers, artists, divers, sportspeople, yoga practitioners and others, Living Ocean raises funds and awareness for ocean environmental causes.

Worthy! Wills Joy and Beck Susans Memorial Surf Comp

Posted on February 15th, 2013 in Good causes.

Northern Beaches folk, there’s a memorial comp on for tomorrow Sat 16 Feb at Queensy. Celebrating the lives of Wills Joy and Beck Susans, the event is also a fundraiser for the Epilepsy Research Centre. This is the 4th year of the comp and it’s open to anyone who wants to contribute $50 to the cause.

Check out the

Facebook event page here

From the event page…

Welcome to what is now, a joint collaboration to help celebrate these two beautiful lives..


DATE: 16th of Feb, we would love for you all to come down to Queenscliff beach and the Steyne to continue on this amazing tradition that started 4yrs ago.

Lets make this the biggest yet!

TIME(AM): Kicking off at 7am for all who wish to enter the annual surf event.

COST: $50 to enter + free entry into the Steyne OR $75 to enter + t-shirt + free entry.

This years event will be solely surfed on single fin boards, which will be supplied on the day.

All who are not surfing in the event, please get in on the good vibes that will be going on down at the beach during the day and bring your smiles and laughs that we all love to see so much.

There will be t-shirts for sale, raffle tickets, a BBQ for most of the day and heaps of fun to be had.

TIME(PM): At 7pm we’ll be heading down to the Steyne for the evenings party where we’ll also have the annual auction to help raise money for the Epilepsy Research Centre.

COST: Entry will be $20 (free for surf comp entrants)

There will also be live music from OXBLVD and Ruffle Feather.

Can’t wait to see you all there to help celebrate these two amazing lives, lost too soon.

Historic Opportunity to Protect the Coral Sea

Posted on February 15th, 2012 in Can you help?, Environment, Good causes, News Stories, Opinion, People who surf, Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.

Friends of RealSurf,

The good folks at Protect Our Coral Sea have contacted us about a petition they are running which is aimed at getting the Federal Government to include important reefs in the proposed management plan. It’s very easy to make yourself heard on this one!

The Coral Sea is a tropical marine jewel which lies east of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It’s one of the last places on Earth where large marine animals can still be found in great numbers.
The government’s draft plan for this iconic area leaves the majority of species-rich coral reefs, important breeding sites open to fishing.
Right now the federal government is considering the fate of Australia’s Coral Sea.

If the petition widget isn’t showing below on your web browser, please just click here to visit Protect Our Coral Sea where you’ll find it on the front page.

Work for Surfrider Foundation!

Posted on September 28th, 2011 in Environment, Good causes, Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.


Coolest Jobs on the Coast!

Surfrider Foundation is seeking 2 people for our Avalon National HQ, to help us protect Australia’s waves and beaches. We are NFP organisation with 23 volunteer-based branches around Australia.

Operation Manager (30 hrs/wk)

The Operations Manager reports to the Board as the senior employee responsible for running our National Office. This is a challenging and rewarding role, requiring excellent administrative and management skills.

Applications close October 7 2011

Partnership Manager (20 hrs/wk)

The Partnerships Manager is responsible for building relationships with donors, sponsors, government and grand bodies, and developing related marketing and environmental campaigns with our branches.

Applications close October 14 2011

For more info and job descriptions visit

Sea Shepherd Fundraiser Film Night Manly Sun 16/10

Posted on September 27th, 2011 in Environment, Good causes, Top stories.

International Surf Day Beach Clean at Longy 2pm Sunday 19/6/11

Posted on June 15th, 2011 in Good causes, Long Reef, Top stories.

Good causes combine this weekend with a picnic and beach cleanup at Long Reef put on by the good folks from Save Long Reef to celebrate International Surf Day.

Check out Save Long Reef on Facebook.

Surfrider Beach Clean-up: Sth Curly, SUN 15 May at 0830

Posted on May 11th, 2011 in Environment, For the Diary, Good causes, Top stories.

Grab your heavy gloves and join the Surfrider northern beaches crew for some beach cleaning activity at South Curl Curl this SUNDAY from 0830. Look for the Surfrider tent in the green space at South Curly where there’ll be bags and so on.
Questions? Contact Nick Mercer on 0410903712 or email him at nicholas.mercer[at]

Surfrider Northern Beaches
Surfrider Foundation Australia

Paddle round Sydney harbour – good exercise; worthy cause

Posted on March 9th, 2011 in Good causes, News Stories, Top stories.

Paddle round Sydney Harbour

Are you feeling fit and keen to paddle 17.5 ks round Sydney Harbour and support a worthy cause at the same time??

Sunday, 27 March 2011 – 9:00 AM – starting at Blues Point Reserve.

Lifestart Kayak for Kids is a 17.5km course running from Blues Point to Clontarf in four stages of approximately 4.5km.

Entries for stand up paddleboards, surfboards, ocean paddle boards and kayaks are now open.

Details here>>>

Qld flood disaster fundraiser: Diggers, Thr 24 Feb

Posted on February 14th, 2011 in Can you help?, Good causes, Top stories.

“Bintang” from the forums has written in to tell us of a flood fundraiser his wife’s pulled together. Here’s his message:

My wife is organising a fundraiser for victims of Qld’s disasters. It’s at the Harbord Diggers on Thursday the 24th of Feb. It’s a dinner and dance with music by Carribean Soul(, the guys who played at the old Sands on a Sunday arvo). Ttickets are $60 with all proceeds going to Rotary. There are some awesome goodies donated for the silent auction. My wifes email is on the link. Could you put a little piece up for it? Otherwise I might put it on the forum. Cheers. Paul.

The Duke’s Day and Surfrider Beach clean-up at Freshy Sat 15/1/2011

Posted on January 14th, 2011 in Environment, Freshwater, Good causes, Surfrider Foundation.

The organisers of the Duke’s Day say it will be a combination sustainability expo and fun events celebration and fundraiser for the Freshy SLSC. Surfrider Foundation will be on hand to conduct a beach clean up from about 0800 to 1000, so if you’re out and about on the day, say hi.