Clean beach brigade begin big campaign

Surfers will be the driving force behind an initiative to keep beaches looking pristine. The Clean Beach initiative, to be trialled on the Central Coast, is supported by Tangaroa Blue and The Surfrider Foundation.

Behind the pilot program is surfer Mandy Marechal and marine biologist Roberta Dixon-Valk. They hope to get other surfers active in removing marine debris from their ocean playground.

Photo by Peter Clark: Mandy Marechal, Nathan Cook and Tasman Marechal collect rubbish at Forresters Beach.

Other supports include big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom and Marechal’s husband and fellow surfer Rex. Marechal said they hoped to get a younger generation involved.

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