Posts in Surfrider Foundation

Ocean Care Day at Manly

Posted on December 3rd, 2017 in News Stories, Surf Reports, Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.

Rode me bike from Collaroy Plateau to Manly and took the beach route via Curly. Tide was way too high so the soft chest plus wind swell was gutless in the extreme. Tide dropping should help plus wind still mellow at noon.

South Curl Curl late morning…

Later at Manly as tide dropped the south Steyne crowd started seeing head high bombs…

Ocean Care Day 2017 seeing lots of folk wandering by…

Surfrider Foundation’s stall at Ocean Care Day.

You can buy tickets for the ultimate quiver and surf trip at the stall today or click here and do the deed!

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

Surfrider Northern Beaches Expression Session with Roz Savage

Posted on February 27th, 2011 in Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2010
Roz Savage

Wednesday 2nd March,
7:45pm North Narrabeen SLSC

Roz Savage, British Ocean Rower and Environmental Campaigner, is bidding to row solo across the Indian Ocean. Roz will launch from Fremantle 5th of April and row 5,000 nautical miles on to the west coast of India, aiming to land in Mumbai in Sept/Aug this year.

Roz is the first woman to row solo across the Pacific Ocean. Coupled with her solo row across the Atlantic, she has rowed 11,000 miles to date, taken over 3.5 million oarstrokes and has spent nearly a full year solo at sea. She was recently awarded National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2010.

Next Wednesday 2nd March Surfrider Northern Beaches will host an evening with Roz where you can hear her stories and see images from her previous expeditions, hear about the impending Indian Ocean voyage and why she is rowing towards a greener future.

The evening is free, however donations can be made to support Roz’s Indian Ocean voyage and Surfrider Northern Beaches.

For more info on Surfrider Northern Beaches, please email [email protected] or call Branch President, Brendan Donohoe 0422 900 501.

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.

Surfrider We Love Waves: question the speakers

Posted on November 10th, 2010 in Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.

The Surfrider crew invite you to pose a question to our We Love Waves conference speakers. Organisers have set aside time for up to 20 questions submitted in advance of the conference (which will be held on Saturday 20 November). This facility is open to registered attendees and, importantly, to anyone who’d like to participate with a question.

All you need to do is jump to the site by clicking here and use the form to submit your question for our speakers.

* Hon Ian Cohen NSW Greens MLC: My Life As An Activist
* Kristy Theissling Surfrider General Manager: Marine Plastic
* Ruben Meerman ABC’s Surfing Scientist: The Science of Waves
* Simon Anderson: The Legend Behind Inventing The Thruster
* Vaughan Blakey Surfing World Mag. Editor: Surfing Media & Environmental Issues

Registration for the We Love Waves conference is open to anyone with a passion for surfing and the environment. Click here for all the details.

Check out the We Love Waves Saturday agenda here.

The Thruster Turns 30 & you’re invited

Posted on November 9th, 2010 in Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.

The Thruster is 30! And on Saturday evening, 20 November 2010, as part of the Surfrider we love waves conference, the man himself, Mr Simon Anderson will join the Surfrider crew, conference delegates and anyone else who’d like to come along for a celebration at North Narrabeen SLSC.

Surfrider has organised live music, a BBQ, door prizes, board displays and a bar for the evening. It all kicks off at 7pm and rolls on until 11 pm.

If you’re attending the conference (register here), you’re in the door as part of your registration.

If you’re not planning to make the conference (aw, c’mon!), you can still rock up and pay your 10 bucks at the door.

The Thruster Turns 30!
30th Anniversary Celebration with Simon Anderson & Tim Baker
Saturday 20th November, 7-11pm
North Narrabeen SLSC

Surfrider’s We Love Waves conference & the Thruster’s 30th party

Posted on November 3rd, 2010 in Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.

30th Anniversary of the Thruster!
Surfrider Foundation Australia 2010 National Conference celebration
with Simon Anderson & Tim Baker

The Northern Beaches Chapter of Surfrider Foundation Australia presents the 2010 National Conference evening
celebration, The 30th Anniversary of the Thruster, at North Narrabeen SLSC on Saturday 20, November 2010 from 7-11 pm.

Following a day full of inspiring speakers such as The Greens Hon Ian Cohen, Surfing World Editor
Vaughan Blakey, The Surfing Scientist Ruben Meerman and Surfing Legend Terry Fitzgerald, the festivities
continue with a celebration of three decades of surf design genius. With the main man himself, Simon
Anderson as the guest of honour, the event will feature live music, board displays, door prizes, BBQ and

Born and raised in Collaroy – Sydney, Simon Anderson has been praised by the surfing world over for his
‘eureka moment’ of revolutionary board engineering, and after 30 years of enjoying innovation; Anderson
celebrates the Thruster with legendary surf culture journalist Tim Baker (Author of to be released in 2011
book “Thrust”) and Surfrider Foundation Australia.

Delivering a schedule filled with rare events such as the 30th Anniversary of the Thruster, the main focus
of the ‘We Love Waves’ conference is aimed to deliver perspective and promote SFA’s core values; CARE:
Conservation, Activism, Research and Education.

Through various original campaigns and projects, SFA works diligently with local and national
communities to expand their message and dedication to coastal and marine environments. The SFA
National Conference is a unique event, created for the general public’s engagement with the Foundation,
an exemplary effort unifying the goals of CARE and the dedicated individuals and volunteers behind the
heart of the foundation.

Tickets to this event will be available on the night for $10. Those attending the full conference talks series will be
granted entry.

For more info, and to register to attend the conference please see:

Surfrider Welcome the Plastiki!

Posted on July 27th, 2010 in Surfrider Foundation, Top stories.

Surfrider Welcome the Plastiki!

July 26, 2010 by kristy

Filed under Events

The Plastiki in background, with Expedition leader David de Rothschild and Surfrider Foundation Australia GM Kristy Theissling

The Plastiki in background, with Expedition leader David de Rothschild and Surfrider Foundation Australia GM Kristy Theissling

Surfrider Foundation Australia were proud to welcome and cheer on the arrival of The Plastiki at Darling Harbour this morning.

The Plastiki and crew have reached the end of their epic voyage which has taken them through the Pacific Ocean on an 8,000 nautical mile adventure lasting over 130 days! The team arrived midday today at Sydney’s Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour to an excited crowd of friends, family and supporters, including members of Surfrider Foundation Australia.

via Surfrider Welcome the Plastiki! | Surfrider Foundation.

Artist Trent Edward’s show helps Surfrider

Posted on April 29th, 2010 in News Stories, Surfrider Foundation.

Trent Edward’s beautiful ocean inspired paintings are on show at the Fix8 Gallery, 55 Harbord Road, Brookvale from 1000 to 5pm until 2 May and he’s very kindly donated a painting to the good cause of Surfrider Foundation. Well worth checking out!!

Here is a small version of the picture Trent is auctioning off as a donation to Surfrider:

Breaking Point by Trent Edward

A bit more about Trent from his website:

Edward’s atmospheric seascapes are concerned with revealing his enthusiasm, passion and underlying connection with the physical grandeur of Australia’s coastline.

Using acrylics, mixed media and ply board, Edward creates textural compositions layered with contrasting elements: Impending dark storms, soothing underwater views of refractive light and distant breaking waves. The visual result captures fleeting moments of ambient beauty often bordering on the sublime.

Edward’s work is held in private collections in Canada, Germany, England and around Australia.