Mar 01 2008

Published by at 7:04 am under surf videos

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Hello Friends,
South swell is lighting up a few spots this morning, but the wind will be an issue. It’s missing lots of spots, but where it’s hitting, waves are into the head high plus range. Wind is going to get around to the south and pick up, so that will further reduce the surf options.

Don’t forget to pick up any plastic you find at the beach today and then turn out tomorrow to find some more for Surfrider’s Surfrider’s international “Rise above Plastics” campaign. If you’re on the Northern Beaches doing the good thing tomorrow, keep an eye out for two tickets to Jack Johnson’s show on 15 March. Here’s the story direct from Surfrider:

SURFRIDER FOUNDATION & JACK JOHNSON HELP CLEAN UP AUSTRALIA

 

 

The Surfrider Foundation is offering a double pass to Jack Johnson’s Sydney Concert for one industrious beach Clean Up Australia volunteer.

 

A Surfrider sticker will be attached to a piece of plastic litter on one of Sydney’s northern beaches or lagoons and whoever picks it up on Sunday can ring the number on the sticker to claim a double pass to Johnson’s Concert in Centennial Park on March 15.

 

Singer-songwriter Jack Johnson, dubbed “the world’s mellowest superstar” is a Hawaiian national, a committed environmentalist and a long time supporter of Surfrider Foundation.

 

He is using his world tour to highlight Surfrider’s international “Rise above Plastics” campaign.

 

Scientists have named plastics the number one threat to the marine environment.

 

The Northern Beaches Branch of Surfrider Foundation will be out in force on Sunday helping with the annual clean up. Local President, Brendan Donohoe urged surfers everywhere to pick up any plastic they see to remove the chance of it ending up in the ocean.

 

“ More and more we are hearing about the disastrous effect plastics have on marine environments –  from the massive ‘ Great Pacific Garbage Patch’ the size of Wales floating off the coast of California, to the micro plastic particles that enter the food chain in the tiniest of marine creatures.”

 

“It’s time to rise above plastics! So much plastic in our life is not recycled nor indeed was it ever designed to be” said Mr Donohoe.

 

“Surfers everywhere derive so much joy from the ocean the least we can do is help clean up our own backyard,” he added.

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Those of you who heard me blathering on ABC 702 this morning about the North Pacific Subtropical Gyre, might like to have a look at this story on SMH:

http://www.smh.com.au/news/environment/the-plastic-killing-fields/
2007/12/28/1198778702627.html?page=fullpage

Other folk will be doing a bit of cleaning up around the place too… if you’re landlocked, check out where to go at http://www.cleanuptheworld.org/en/

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