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SUP around Sydney Basin!

SUPExploreAnnouncing after a year of planning SupExplore Sydney, Adventure Concept Paddle # 4. The circumnavigation of the Sydney basin. In a world first adventure Stuart Murray plans to Stand Up Paddle 350km and portage 50km in a two week period commencing March 2nd. He is inviting people to support him in this ground breaking paddle where he will be supporting Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Australian Marine Debris Initiative!!

Sponsor Stuart by donating to Tangaroa Blue Foundation - all donations over $2 are tax deductible!





UPDATE 11/03/2014 - Day 10 - 30km. Ease out the blisters and aching legs. Kool sharing and meeting the great kids from Chipping Norton public school. Great to have the company of Shane from Sandy point for entire paddle and Sherifa for a few km. Enjoyed training with the Army marine. Tonight I get to share the SupExplore Sydney and Tangaroa Blue story with the Botany Bay SUP Club.


A Date With The Strait!!


Three world champion watermen are set to paddle their way into the record books in March when they attempt a world-first prone paddle across the volatile Bass Strait.

Australian world champion board paddlers Zeb Walsh (30), Brad Gaul (35) will be joined by 19 year-old Californian paddling prodigy Jack Bark, to take on the 300km herculean effort padding from Victoria to Tasmania in a bid to raise funds and awareness about Tangaroa Blue Foundation - a not-for-profit organisation focused on the health of marine enviornments.

Named A Date with The Strait', the paddle has required years of planning and research for the paddlers who have each claimed world titles at the grueling 53km Molokai2Oahu world championship paddle race in Hawaii (The Molokai).

Sponsor the guys for each kilometre they paddle and help Tangaroa Blue Foundation keep our oceans healthy!


And to see the Today Show's interview with the boys visit http://youtu.be/BTgi-5siI0A

UPDATE: 5th March - Last night at 6.10pm Brad, Jack & Zeb landed at Petal Point in NE Tasmania with friends & family there to welcome them after an excruciating 65km final leg from Long Island. Very busy and exciting day for all involved!

With bad weather forecast for the coming days, the trio had to make a quick decision to power through. Lots more news and pics to come now that the team have signal. We'll keep you posted as soon as we have more!

Final Leg



Date with the Strait Success!

Datewiththestrait2Australian world champion board paddlers Zeb Walsh (30), Brad Gaul (35) were joined by 19 year-old Californian paddling prodigy Jack Bark, when they took on the 300km herculean effort padding from Victoria to Tasmania in March in a bid to raise funds and awareness about Tangaroa Blue Foundation and marine debris in our oceans.


Jack Johnson teams up with Tangaroa Blue!


Tangaroa Blue Foundation is teaming up with Jack Johnson on his 2013 "From Here To Now To You" Australian Tour! Through "All At Once", a social action network connecting non-profits with people who want to become active in their local and world community, Tangaroa Blue, and other partner organisations will be hosting beach clean-ups in each city where Jack will perform, as well as having an information display at each concert!


1) Explore All At Once! Visit www.AllAtOnce.org to check out what you can do before, during, and after the show to get involved.

2) Participate in our Pre-Concert Beach Clean-ups in Perth,
Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne!

3) Visit us at the show! We will be at all of Jack Johnson's Australian concerts! Please come visit us, take environmental action, and enter to win an ukulele signed by Jack Johnson!

JJ54) Help us raise funds! Jack Johnson's charity is matching donations contributed to us at the show or directly to our organisation until December 31st up to a total of $2500! Make a contribution right now and your money will be doubled by the Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation! 

Collectively, individual actions create global change.

Your actions, your voice, and your choices, all have a huge impact.


Bendigo Bank's Big Cheques!

Bendigo BankTangaroa Blue Foundation was the receipient of a Bendigo Bank big cheque in Port Douglas, QLD last week! As part of Bendigo Bank's Community Enterprise Foundation, customers can tag their bank accounts to local not-for-profit organisations, who are donated a percentage of the bank's profits each year.

Thanks to the Bendigo Bank Port Douglas for all their support!

Photo: Zoey Gillam accepts the cheque onbehalf of Tangaroa Blue Foundation.