Maev Kerri is excited to be an Ambassador for the inaugural Ocean Lovers Festival being held between 11-14 April 2019 in Bondi. The Ocean Lovers Festival is a genuine Australian response to the plight of our oceans. It aims to be a fun and upbeat event, focused on Australia’s love of ocean sport and recreation, [...]
WAW Handplanes and Surfrider Foundation Australia have just released their first brand collaboration as part of Surfrider’s #surfstainable programme, encouraging the surf industry to pursue more ocean friendly practices. Two hand-crafted bodysurfing handplanes have been released. Each handplane is shaped from sustainable plantation timber and adjustable hand straps, manufactured using yulex pure. Yulex pure is [...]
Surfrider Foundation Australia has released a video featuring their Ambassador and National Policy & Advocacy Advisor, Maev Kerri Fitzpatrick. The video, by Bondi-based photographer Ben Cook, highlights Maev’s dedication to protecting Australia’s waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education (C.A.R.E.). https://vimeo.com/305983019 Maev is proud to support Surfrider Foundation Australia and encourages swimmers, surfers [...]
Surfrider Foundation Australia is proud to support Sydney Morning Herald's Sun Run & Cole Classic, being held 2-3 February 2019. With Surfrider's support, the event will be as environmentally friendly as possible to protect Sydney's stunning Northern Beaches. Held on consecutive days, the fun, family friendly, community events offer something for every fitness level. Encouraging [...]
Never Town takes a journey along some wild coastlines and talks with the people fighting to keep them wild. Filmed by Patagonia along the Southern Ocean coasts of Australia, it’s an exploration of what these places mean to surfers… and what surfers are willing to do to save them.
The World Surf League (WSL) announced that it will award equal prize money to male and female athletes for every WSL-controlled event in the 2019 season and beyond, becoming the first and only US based global sports league, and among the first internationally, to achieve prize money equality.
Maev Kerri Fitzpatrick attempted The English Channel between Dover, England, and Calais, France in August 2018. This internationally renowned swim is considered the Everest of endurance swimming and is famous for its distance, strong tides, cold water and unpredictable weather, with waves that can reach up to two meters (6.5 feet).
A complaint from North Bondi swimmers has sparked a proposal to restrict surfboards and reignited old tensions over who rules the waves on eastern beaches.
On 18-19 September 2017, Maev successfully completed a crossing of the Catalina Channel, which lies between Catalina Island and San Pedro on the Southern Californian mainland. This swim was held overnight, starting at 11pm. At the end of 2016, 413 people had successfully completed this swim – with the first successful crossing ratified in 1927. [...]