Media Releases

ID Manual Wins Silver!

cardzilla silver medalTangaroa Blue Foundation teamed up with Cardzilla to print the Marine Debris Identification Manual during 2013. The hard copy of the manual was printed on waterproof paper and included a slate and pencil, making it perfect to have on hand on the beach to collect marine debris data.

The manual was such a success with volunteers that it was entered in the Queensland Printing Industries Craftsmanship Awards - 2013 under the Specialty Printing category and won a silver medal! Congratulations to Cardzilla and a big thank you to Scuba Dave for laying out the document.


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.


Tangaroa Blue Takes Home WA Landcare Award!

2013WA Landcare awardsOver 70 people attended a ceremony at Government House on Wednesday, October 16th, which saw eight winners chosen to represent Western Australia at the 2014 National Landcare Awards.

Hosted by His Excellency Mr Malcolm McCusker, AC CVO QC, Governor of Western Australia and Patron of Landcare Western Australia, the biennial event celebrated the achievements of Landcare by honouring groups and individuals from across the state.

Tangaroa Blue Foundation took out the Coastcare Award for its work on removing and reducing marine debris in Western Australia.