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SUP Bro's and Wahine's 

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We are for the everyone and the earth, and our earth needs us! 

Everyday we get constant reminders of challenges facing our ocean. After a surf (which we do most mornings) we are bound to pick up at least a handful of plastic each! Driving down the road the gutters are littered with trash and cigarettes and plastic bags, waiting to make their inevitable journey to the sea. Once in the see these (often single use) discarded objects harm many sea creatures, including one of our favourites - Sharks. 

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Sharks, like many other sea creatures, are already threatened by overfishing and exploitation of humans. In the case of sharks, for years they have been harvested for their fins, often with gruesome fishing practices that show no mercy for these creatures. 

To help combat these issues we have taken on a Finathon fundraising challenge to raise funds and awareness for ocean protection and help secure a brighter future for the health of our ocean.

Ocean protection depends on all of our actions, so come along to SUP BRO's event day February 10th 2018 at Matapouri Beach and together we can make change. 

Click here to view our event page


Funds raised support Project AWARE’s conservation work and fuels the grassroots action and policy change necessary to ensure a clean, healthy ocean planet for us today and for future generations.

Support through the fundraising challenge helps Project AWARE:

  • Fight to stop the Ugly Journey of our Trash

A staggering 250 million metric tons of plastic could make its way to the ocean in the next 10 years. Project AWARE collects marine debris data from divers through its flagship citizen science program, Dive Against Debris™, to help build a clearer picture of the underwater trash that threatens ocean life. With this knowledge, we can help inform community action, identify local decisions, and influence change at all levels. Project AWARE is working with dive volunteers year-round to remove and report trash from underwater environments and pushes for policy changes leading to marine debris prevention at national, regional, and international levels.


  • Insist on full protections for the most vulnerable shark and ray species

We advocate for science-based fishing limits for sharks and rays and a precautionary approach to be taken when species information is lacking. We fight the tough, long battles needed to implement protection policies for some of the world’s most threatened sharks and rays – including global wildlife agreements and inter-government treaties like CITES, CMS or regional fishery regimes. Project AWARE is creating a global movement of shark and ray advocates to help protect the most vulnerable shark and ray species


  • Negotiate strong policies to ensure a brighter future for our ocean and its wildlife

Together, we’re making strong arguments for change. Scuba divers and eco-tourists represent a powerful economic constituency and economic incentive to protect marine environments. Project AWARE represents your voice, the scuba diver voice, emphasizing the importance of keeping the ocean clean and healthy when and where the decisions are being made.

Thank you for your generous support of this vital cause close to our hearts.

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