Surfbreak Protection Society
Duke Kahanahamoku – Our Nation Celebrating 100 years since.
“Where is this Honolulu Maori you call Hawaiian?” Are the words that paramount chief Tureiti Te Heuheu Tukino V of Ngati Tuwharetoa spoke as he made his way through the crowd seeking the Olympic gold medalist giving his surfing demonstration at Lyall Bay …
Proposed Airport Extension in Lyall Bay
Lyall Bay is a heritage site for New Zealand surfing, where in 1915 Hawaii’s Duke Kahanamoku demonstrated the sport of kings. 100 years on, what effects will the WIAL airport extension have on the Bay for surfing? Read our submission here …
Surfbreak legal protection and planning
New Zealand is recognised as the first country in the world to incorporate surfbreak preservation concepts within its legal and planning framework. The intention of this page is to discuss and link all available literature to do with surfbreaks in …
Aramoana – Whareakeake
19th December 2013 SPS is happy to have found mutual understanding with Port Otago Ltd and its shareholder Otago regional Council over the best practice to avoid adverse effects on Aramoana Spit and Whareakake surfbreaks from the depositing of dredge …
Auckland region (which is the consolidation of Auckland regional Council, Auckland City, North Shore City, Rodney City, Manukau City, etc) is looking to establish it’s long term Unitary Plan, of which the regions Coastal Plan will form part. Auckland region …
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May 1, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:read article
Wgtn Airport Extension Project “A Leap Of Faith” For Lyall Bay’s Surfers
The Surfbreak Protection Society (SPS) is very concerned that Wellington International Airport Ltd is attempting to railroad through its runway extension by way of the Environment Court, as it has not yet made its arguments through articulated science-based debate.
In March, SPS questioned the sincerity of WIAL’s proposed mitigation of a swell focusing reef, while at the same time, the airport company were seeking the deletion of policies that protect surf breaks, by way of WIAL’s submission to the Greater Wellington Regional Councils Proposed Natural Resources Plan (PNRP).
Mar 16, 2016
WIAL is seeking the removal of Lyall Bay’s Corner surf break from the Greater Wellington Regional Council’s proposed schedule of protected surf breaks in its submission to The Proposed Natural Resources Plan (PNRP).read article
Not only that, WIAL are seeking deletion of the specific policy (Policy P51) that directs councils and developers to protect all of the Wellington Regional surf breaks as listed in Schedule K Significant Surf Breaks.
Oct 16, 2015
This month-read article
Tauranga – Mount: Dredging Versus Natural Processes, What’s Going On?
SPS are seeking to engage Port Tauranga and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council for a robust monitoring system to separate natural processes from those of the Port as to protect and enhance the surfbreaks of the Mount and Matakana
Aug 21, 2015
The Surfbreak Protection Society’s 2015 Annual General Meeting is to be held at De Post Belgian Beer Café , 466 Mt Eden Road, Mt Eden, Auckland on the 19th of September please ensure your menmbership is up to date, and please invite your friends to join!read article
Jun 1, 2015
A Roundup Of Surfbreak Protection …read article
Apr 28, 2015
A monthly update on what has been crossing our desk, – Wellington Airport – Will WIAL employ the appropriate scientific methods to negate impacts on Lyall Bay’s Surfbreaks?read article
Lyall Bay corner Car park – is it time to rip up this unwanted intrusion into our shoreline – share your thoughts.
Northland Regional Coastal plan- identification of the regions surfbreaks – narrowed down to only ten?