It would be a great shame if these beaches were covered in black sludge… all because our politicians and the Australian regulator valued profit before people.
Our beaches have been bathed in some beautiful sunshine lately. It has been fantastic to drag the boardshorts out of winter storage, give them a shake and put them back on for another season of summer fun in the sun.
Since the late sixties, Rip Curl has grown from the kitchen and front room of a house in Torquay into a multi-million dollar surfing company with surf shops scattered around the globe.
So what are the impacts for us on the Bellarine and Surf Coasts?
Nat is now seventy and still surfs.
Cigarette butts are small, toxic time bombs that can have a huge impact on our beaches and the ocean.
Warm water, cafes, night surfing, no sharks…. what’s not to like about a surf pool in Melbourne!
The car was packed with bags and boards… It was my first real road trip up the East Coast of Australia in almost 20 years.
Watching the professional surfing in Brazil recently and it was amazing to see 11-time world surfing champion Kelly Slater still paddling around terrorising competitors half his age.
This winter I packed the family into the car and the boards on top. I was done with the cold and the rain. I needed to head north…. A road trip was in order.
The Growlers: Natural Affair
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