LATEST NEWS July 2019
Hi all. Due to fantastic support for the Adopt a Surf Break Scheme born in The Mid we have had to change the name because we actually ran out of surf breaks to adopt out. The scheme is now called The Adopt A Spot Scheme. Find us on FaceBook.
The scheme at the end of the 2nd quarter 2019 stretches from Goolwa to Formby Bay with 97 spots adopted out. Check the latest stats on our infographic.
After being declared a Regional Surfing Reserve in May 2016, the Mid Coast Surfing Reserve Steering Committee continues to support ways where members of the local community can look after individual surf breaks along the reserve.
The ‘Adopt a Surf Break’ initiative encourages volunteers to undertake basic cleaning and maintenance adjacent to each break including picking up litter, reporting damaged equipment and emptying ‘butt bins’ created especially for the Surfing Reserve.
“Discarded cigarette butts form a large percentage of litter along the Mid Coast, and a stiff easterly wind blows them into our ocean”, says Mid Coast Surfing Reserve Steering Committee member, Chris Lemar.
A grant to install stainless steel cigarette bins has been successful and has replaced white plastic bins previously in place. Thanks go to Katrine Hildyard, KESAB and The City of Onkaparinga.
The scheme has just received funding to produce a training and safety video through SA Water and funding from the City of Onkaparinga to build our sustainability and educational strategies.
For more information or to get involved, get in contact with ‘Adopt a Spot Scheme coordinators via their Facebook page or through the Mid Coast Surfing Reserve Committee via Facebook or through the ‘Contact Us’ section of this website.