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Surf flicks on Northern Beaches

Posted on June 30th, 2017 in At large, Top stories.

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Tim Bonython’s wrapping up his ASMF Big Wave Project show with a final swing through the Northern Beaches and he’s got a pair of tickets to give away.

To be in with a chance, use the form below to send me a picture of any of the northern beaches (that’s the skill part) and I’ll pick the best pic to get the tickets to the show of your choice. Be sure to use the text box to tell me which show you want tickets for.
I will pick a winner Tuesday evening, 4th of July.

(Uploading pics from mobile devices may be a challenge! I tried from my android phone and I needed to select the documents option to choose a picture. Your mileage may vary!)

PRIVACY NOTE: Email addresses will ONLY be used for purposes of this contest. They will not be supplied to third parties.


  • Thursday 6th of July 8pm The Collaroy
  • Friday 7th at The Balgowlah RSL
  • Saturday 8th at Club Palm Beach.

Watch the trailer

And website

Surf Photo Alert | North Narra and Dee Why Pt

Posted on June 22nd, 2017 in Top stories.


Love winter. Love an easterly swell. And love getting 3 sessions in less than 24 hours!

Check them out on the links below…

North Narrabeen | 21.6.17 | Arvo
Dee Why Pt | 21.6.17 | Arvo
Dee Why Pt | 22.6.17 | Early

Doug. Out.

For the diary: Surfrider screening ‘A Plastic Ocean’ 4 July

Posted on June 8th, 2017 in Top stories.

Surfrider Foundation Australia is a non-profit, sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s oceans, beaches and waves. This screening will be coupled with drink specials and raffle prizes, ranging from surf gear to dinner vouchers and more. All proceeds go to Surfrider Australia and the Rise Above Plastics campaign.


A Plastic Ocean chronicles the journey of Director Craig Leeson and freediver Tanya Streeton as they travel around the world to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncover alarming truths about plastic pollution. Spanning twenty different locations, they search for solutions to rid the oceans of plastic pollution and return the seas to their pristine state.


This film screening aligns with Plastic Free July. Proceeds raised from the screening of ‘A Plastic Ocean’ will support our Rise Above Plastics campaign, which aims to raise widespread awareness about the impacts of plastic pollution on our marine environments, encouraging society to transcend or ‘rise above’ the habitual acceptance of single-use convenience items in order to prevent the problem at its source. Get your tickets here

Forums News – upgrade works continue

Posted on May 28th, 2017 in Top stories.

This is worse than the Pacific Highway south of Kempsey…
Worked on the forum update and repair process until late Sunday, but still have a way to go.
Moving the ETA for return of forums to (I hope!!) Monday afternoon 29 May 2017.

Warriewood Warning 1505 Thr

Posted on March 30th, 2017 in Top stories.

Probably an idea to give Warriewood and surrounds a miss atm…

From Sydney Water: “Partially treated discharge at Warriewood at 1505 hrs, 30th March. Flows receiving wet weather treatment.”

Help Surfrider and win a quiver!

Posted on December 3rd, 2016 in Top stories.

You can help Surfrider run campaigns, education programs and conservation activities, while getting yourself a chance (or chances) to win the ultimate quiver.















+ 5 board bags, 5 Gorilla tailpads, 5 FSC2 fin sets and 5 leg ropes
Terry Fitzgerald, classic retro shaped board
Simon Anderson, step-up thruster board
Firewire, Ecoboard
Darren Handley, high-performance board
Bob McTavish, longboard

Valued at $7,000.00

Fundraising target: $35,000

Ocean Care Day tomorrow at Manly

Posted on December 3rd, 2016 in Top stories.

23 years and counting! Manly’s 23rd Ocean Care Day Festival will brighten up the beachfront at South Steyne tomorrow, Sunday 4 Dec from 1030.
As always there’ll be heaps of booths featuring all manner of ocean, beach and surf related organisations. And of course Surfrider Foundation will be there once again. Drop by and say hi to the cheerful crew.


My submission to the proposed Northern Beaches Coastal Erosion Policy

Posted on August 13th, 2016 in At large, Top stories.

We have until next Wednesday 17 November to offer our thoughts about the proposed Coastal Erosion Policy (Draft) and Amended Coastal Zone Management Plan. Download the draft plan pdf here

I strongly advise reading the linked document above and then you should fill out the survey here to add your voice!

Here’s my submission:

I believe that a reasonably broad beach  – passable even at high tides and after major storms – should be maintained by nourishing the beach with offshore sand.
I believe seawalls fundamentally disrupt the natural profile of the beach in Area 2 particularly but I accept that a seawall is likely to be built there. However, I believe that the seawall should be built as far shoreward as possible to maintain a passable beach.
I see the most important function of the wall not being to protect private property, but to ensure key public infrastructure is maintained – namely Pittwater Road.
There is strong evidence that sea level rise is accelerating and over the next 50 years it is not inconceivable that rises of 0.7 to 1 metre (or more) are possible. In coming decades Pittwater Road will have to be protected by increasingly drastic means and I therefore believe that a seawall should be engineered with that future need in mind.
Whether or not this would allow any structures to remain seaward of Pittwater Road as well as a strip of passable beach, I wouldn’t claim to know.
But it is my strong view that in deciding how best to manage Area 2 the order of priorities should be
1) protecting Pittwater Rd from the inevitable sea level rise;
2) protecting the beach with sand nourishment;
3) protecting private property.


DY Paddle Out for Midget Saturday

Posted on August 9th, 2016 in Top stories.

From Dee Why Surfing Fraternity FB page
16 hrs · Dee Why, NSW ·
· Sports
Hey Guys,
This Saturday the 12th of August at 12pm, we will hold a paddle out in memory of Midget Farrelly, who sadly passed away on Sunday.
Midget was both a founding member of the club and Dee Why’s 1st ever president back in 1961.
This Saturday is also our August contest, so we will put the comp on hold at midday for Half an Hour whilst we do the paddle out.
We’ll meet at DY surf club at 12pm, everyone is welcome and would be amazing to see a great turn out, young and old to show our respects to a legend of the surfing community who helped create our amazing Club!!! | Dee Why | 10.7.16

Posted on July 11th, 2016 in Top stories.

Gotta Love Winter!

How good was it yesterday! Unseasonably warm and sunny with mega swell on offer.  Dee Why was the perfect wave magnet picking up the SE swell train nicely, keeping the crew busy and happy. I was pretty stoked myself shooting in all that beautiful late morning/early afternoon winter light.

Dee Why | 10.7.16  11 – 2pm



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