Surfers Australia-wide are encouraged to get involved
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 10 June, 2014 - On June 20th, beach goers and surf enthusiasts from around the world will come together to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Surfrider Foundations’ International Surfing Day (ISD).
The non-profit organization, which is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network, encourages everyone to share the soul of surfing and love for our coastal environments.
Founded in 2005 by Surfrider Foundation and Surfing Magazine, ISD has gone from just a handful of local observances to more than 200 events in 30 countries worldwide. Its a worldwide celebration of the sport of surfing, providing the perfect excuse to paddle out with friends, enjoy the day and give back, no matter where you live.
This year, surfers and beach-goers Australia-wide are encouraged to get involved to celebrate 10 years of surfing stoke and to take a moment to look at how our individual actions can impact on the health and longevity of our ocean playground.
Surfrider Foundation engages with surfers and coastal enthusiasts to challenge the way people think about the coastal environments they enjoy. Surfrider connects people’s coastal passions, whether that be surfing, swimming, snorkelling or walking along the beach, to the very environment that makes these activities possible.
“We want surfers to stand up and to realize the connection between protecting our environment and the sport they enjoy. If they don’t care enough to take action about the waves and beaches they surf and love who do they expect will? Surfers should have a powerful say in the future of our coastline (Brendan Donohoe, Chairman, Surfrider Foundation Australia).
To be a part of International Surfing Day Surfrider is asking surfers and ocean enthusiasts simply to have a party, dinner, lunch, BBQ, big or small and share the “Stoke”. Ask those attending for a donation and then hit the DONATE button at surfrider.org.au If you’re a business ask for a gold coin donation or cut a percentage profit on the day.
All funds raised will support Surfrider Foundation which has a proud 22 year history in Australia protecting the waves beaches and oceans we all love and enjoy.
In the words of Kelly Slater “I think when a surfer becomes a surfer, its almost like an obligation to be an environmentalist at the same time.” (Kelly Slater – ISD Ambassador).
2014 INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY EVENTS
Get stoked and join Surfrider Foundations’ 10-year celebration! A complete schedule of local events, ambassadors and competitions is provided below. Check surfrider.org.au/isd-getinvolved for further information, and let us know what you’re up to by sharing your photos on Facebook or Instagram – SurfriderAus.
Avalon Bowls Club, Bowling Green Lane, Avalon (Friday 20th June: 6pm till late)
BBQ, beer, bands and on-stage chat with surf legends Tom Carrol, Karl Attkins, Richard Cra,, Rob Bain. Unseen Bonython footage. Music: Mr Marvellous.
Queenscliff Beach, Manly (20th June: 12pm)
12pm Surf Session followed by a BBQ on the grass from 1.30pm onwards.
Broulee Surf Club, Heats Street, Broulee (Saturday 21th June: 7pm till late)
Film night screening Tim Bonythons ‘Immersion’
The Howlin’ Wolf Bar, 3/53-61 Crown St, Wollongong (Saturday 21st June: 7pm til late)
FREE film night, screening Nathan Oldfields’ ‘The Heart and the Sea’.
Komune Bar and Resort, 146 Marine Parade, Coolangatta (Friday 20th June: 6.30pm till late)
Film and Music Night – Screening ‘Minds in the Water’, followed by live music by Christine Olive, Jemma Donovan & Robbie Miller.
Sunhouse Surf Shop, 41 McLeans Street, Coolangatta (Saturday 21st June 3pm till late)
Surf expression session at South Kirra, followed by live music, food and drinks at the Sunhouse Surf Shop.
Bhukh Park, Alexandra Headland (Next to SLSC) (Saturday 21st June: 12pm to 4pm)
FREE Dune care and BBQ
Win a wooden surfboard handcrafted by Dovetail Surfboards
Enter the raffle to win a beautiful hand crafted wooden surfboard made in Burleigh Heads on the Gold Coast. All proceeds go towards helping Surfrider Foundation protect Australia's oceans, waves & beaches.