Posts in Top stories

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!


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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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.


Video: beautiful wood boards!

Posted on December 26th, 2017 in Top stories.

I came across this story about Maine, USA wood board builders on Bloomberg of all places… when I grow up, I want a real wood board!

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!