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James Baroud keeping us dry & warm

In the last month the team from Ocean Crusaders has been travelling all over the place to clean up waterways and beaches.  It all began with a trip to Melbourne for the Yarra River Blitz, then we headed to Double Island Point with Surfrider Foundation Sunshine Coast and finally to Fraser Island with 4WD Queensland. The second two events involve camping on the beach, the first event involved travelling back and forth towing Salter, our Read more


Fraser (k’Gari) Clean Up 2018

Fraser Island’s actual name is k’Gari.  It is the largest sand island in the world and one of the most beautiful places as well.  There is nowhere like it in the world where you have sand dunes reaching out into the sea, tropical rain forest in the middle and crystal clear lakes all over. For 17 years the 4WD Queensland Association have been organising an annual clean up where affiliated clubs and their members travel Read more


Yarra River Blitz Paddle Against Plastic

The culmination of our Yarra River Blitz was a Paddle Against Plastic event.  These events are growing rapidly in popularity with paddlers of all types invited to come down and help clean up the river.  We find that by creating a ‘Treasure hunt for trash’ people start seeing the real state of the waters they paddle on.  Usually before they participate in one of these events they don’t see as much debris, however when you Read more


Yarra River Blitz

Recently we had the opportunity to go and clean up Melbourne’s Yarra River.  The project came about through our friends at Cleanwater Group when they were cruising the river with the Yarra Riverkeeper Association looking at places to install drain buddies and other catchment devices.  Aaron, who has been out on our boats in the past, saw a major issue of polystyrene and plastic bottles piled up in the reed grass beds that line the Read more


Spinlock – keeping our crew safe

For years, I have dreamed of owning a Spinlock PFD as they are the very best inflatable flotation devices on the market.  They are comfortable to wear and have the best reputation on the market. With our new boat ‘Salter’ due to launch in the next week or two, we needed to fit out the boat with all the safety gear and I contacted the crew at Spinlock Australia to see if they could support Read more


Truck Super Singles supports Ocean Crusaders

Running a charity can be tough at times, yet rewarding at others.  One of the hardest things to do is to chase funding.  For every yes you get, you will get 99 no’s.  So when we found a problem with our 4×4 truck on the sand, in the fact that it just didn’t turn with the thin tyres, I set about trying to find a set of wide tyres for the truck.  There are not Read more


Ocean Addicts Paddle Against Plastic

Courtesy of a sponsorship from the team at Ocean Addicts, we held a very important Paddle Against Plastic event yesterday out of the Ocean Addicts SUP hire center at Cotton Tree.  Rather than just your simple clean up, this time we had a message to spread, and that was the statistics of how much debris our team pulled out of Sunshine Coast Waterways in 2017. Ocean Addicts made available 40 of their fleet of SUP’s Read more


Bulimba Creek Paddle Against Plastic

There are some days that you walk away from an event just shaking your head, and that happened at yesterdays Paddle Against Plastic at Bulimba Creek in Hemmant.  So close to Brisbane city and a major tributary into the Brisbane River, the state of this creek is simply DIABOLICAL.   In the two days leading up to the Paddle Against Plastic event, Mark & Maura Harvey headed out onto the creek in their ‘Canoemaran’ and collected Read more


Currimundi Lake Community Clean Up

It’s days like these that make this Crusade all the more rewarding. The Currimundi Lake Community Clean up was part of a sponsorship with Unitywater & Sunshine Coast Region Council.  It was an event designed to get all the local community groups together, along with the community, to clean up Currimundi Lake on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.  In my wildest dreams, the event would turn out like it did. When I first contacted all the local Read more


Surf Sock support our cause

It’s the little things that will make a huge difference.  Well that’s what I think of regularly and when it comes to Surf Sock, well I reckon they just might have the same motto. For years surfers all over the globe have been using plastic bags to help them get into their wetsuits.  With a plastic bag ban slowly being implemented across the globe, and the surfing industry becoming very conscious of the plastic issue Read more