Maev Kerri Fitzpatrick, a surfer and now long-distance swimmer, is one woman who is taking action to prevent big oil entering the Great Australian Bight.
Some of the biggest names in Australian surfing will join hundreds of ocean lovers with Surfrider Foundation Australia to clean up one of the world’s most famous harbours. Held in conjunction with Clean Up Australia Day, which is celebrated this year on Sunday, 3 March 2019, Surfrider aims to empower people to protect and improve their [...]
Save the Waves Film Festival has partnered with Surfrider Foundation Australia to bring the world’s only international surf and environmental film festival to Australian shores. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8qIaG6NAGI&feature=youtu.be The Festival is an international film tour and advocacy campaign for the Save The Waves Coalition. It aims to promote their environmental programs and initiatives, and educate and inspire [...]
Between 11-14 April 2019, Bondi Beach will herald the first annual Ocean Lovers Festival as a genuine Australian response to the plight of our oceans. A fun and upbeat event, focused on Australia’s love of the ocean sport and recreation, will be held at one of the world’s most iconic beaches. The Festival is the [...]
National Geographic, Parley for the Oceans and Corona joined forces, as part of the 100 Islands Protected initiative, to showcase how the global marine plastic pollution issue is impacting some of our most pristine and remote paradises. This incredible short film features the ever-passionate conservationist Laura Wells. Watch the short film here.
As an ambassador for Surfrider Foundation Australia, Maev Kerri is taking on the Sydney Morning Herald’s Sun Run & Cole Classic on Sunday, 2 February 2018. Maev will be swimming with her friend and fellow Surfrider ambassador Laura Wells. Both Maev and Laura will be diving in on the day and supporting Surfrider following the [...]
If you haven’t already, check out the new Bodysurfers podcast with Tim and Owey. In the first ever episode of the podcast, Tim and Owey are joined by Rikki Gilbey (founder of WAW Handplanes and event organiser of bodysurfing contest Whomp Off Australia) and talk about handplane design innovations, hooded towels and where Whomp Off [...]
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 [...]