Surfers campaign to protect Queensland surfing spot from developers

Surfing the coast of South Stradbroke Island.

Surfing the coast of South Stradbroke Island. Image by Aristocrats-hat / CC BY 2.0

Queensland surfers are campaigning to have the southern break on South Stradbroke Island (known locally as ‘TOS’) classified a World Surfing Reserve to protect it from development and dredging. The World Surfing Reserve was established in 2009 by an international group of surfers, scientists and environmentalists to provide additional protection against beach development. To qualify sites must be globally-significant surf spots with  a rich surf culture and history. Point breaks from Burleigh Heads to Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast are also included in the application. Read more:

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