Posted in: Top stories.Tags: Surfrider Foundation Northern Beaches.
Surfrider Foundation, Contiki, the Harbord Diggers and Patagonia need your help to clean the Northern Beaches. Look for the Surfrider crew near the local SLSC at the following places:
North Narrabeen, 15 March 2015 @10am
Long Reef, 22 March @10am
Dee Why, 29 March @10am
Sth Curly, 5 April @10am
Freshwater, 12 April @10am
Manly Nth Steyne, 19 April @10am
Posted in: Can you help?, Environment, Good causes, Manly, Top stories.Tags: International Surfing Day, Surfrider Foundation Northern Beaches.
This Sunday 20th June is International Surfing Day. To mark the occasion, the Northern Beaches Branch of the Surfrider Foundation will be undertaking a Beach Clean at Manly (South Steyne) commencing at 8:30am for around 2 hours. If you want to give something back to the coastal environment you are invited to come and join us on Sunday morning and meet the crew. The more the merrier!
International Surfing Day – Sunday 20th June
Where: Manly Ocean Day (meet in front of the corso)
When: Sunday 20th June, 8:30-10:30am
How: Please bring gloves, water and a good attitude!
Should you require more info please contact Andy on andy[at]oceanwatch[dot]org[dot]au
This event is run in collaboration with EcoDivers and Tangaroa Blue.
Posted in: Environment, Good causes, Local Colour, News Stories, Surf culture, Surf News, Top stories.Tags: 2009 Fundraiser, Manly Wharf Bar, Surfrider Foundation Northern Beaches.
“We All Use The Same Ocean” Message Heard On The Northern Beaches.
Over 270 souls turned out to pay respect to the beaches and sea at Surfrider Foundation’s Northern Beaches inaugural annual fundraiser, proving that quite a few of us do indeed respect the fact we all use the same ocean.
Bridging the brief gap between Layne’s annual WCT contribution and the upcoming Manly Festival of Surfing, the event netted an astounding and much needed $16,500, the sum of which goes to Surfrider Foundation Australia, who takes it to the beach in action that runs the gamut from lobbying to preserve surf breaks to beach rubbish clean-ups.
Officially, Surfrider advises it’s a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enhancement of Australia’s oceans, waves, and beaches for all people, which essentially translates to: a group of people who surf and are keen to give back to something that was given to them. They’re a staggeringly small group and yes, there’s plenty of room for more.
If you missed the festivities this year, don’t in 2010. Think: Tim Bonython films on the big screen, Northern Beaches’ doyenne of funny Wendy Harmer on the mike, Ozzy Wright and the boys (now 5 strong—again) running through Goons Of Doom riffs that got the crowd moving. And prizes partygoers really, really wanted to win. (Just ask supporter Althea who bid for and scored a trip to the Maldives.) Not to mention some notable names in both politics and surfing who also turned up at the Wharf Bar Hotel to show their support.
“I’m absolutely thrilled,” said Surfrider Foundation Australia General Manager Kristy Theissling. “The support and contribution that the Northern Beaches locals gave, both businesses and individuals, was very encouraging. It really shows how much preserving and protecting our beaches means to the community. The crew behind this event all put in long, hard voluntary hours that resulted in a fantastic outcome. We consider the evening a great success and already are looking forward to next year’s.”
A Surfrider membership can be anyone’s for as little as $45 by visiting at www.surfrider.org.au or stopping by their booth at A Day at the Park in Cronulla on 14 November.
Ph: 0404 617 563
Awesome sponsors of auction and raffle prizes for “We All Use The Same Ocean” are: Aloha, Coastalwatch, Dripping Wet, EcoDepot, FCS, Line Up, Mambo, Music Shed, Nada Witkamp,
RealSurf, Riley Classic Balsa Surfboards, Rip Curl, Skater HQ, Solid Racks, Southern Ocean Adventures, Sprout Daily, Sydney North Surf School, Surf Stitch, The Green Grouper, Volcom, Whitewater, Wicks, Wind Surf and Snow, Your Food Coach and of course the Wharf Bar in Manly for the use of their amazing venue.