Kelly Slater video helps SOSA
Kelly Slater has helped keep the spit safe from destruction and he may not even be aware of it.
Some time ago Soul Arch Media approached SOSA and said they would like to offer a video for our cause.
They had permission to use some footage of Kelly Slater surfing Straddie.
Interestingly there have been 10,957 views of this video as of writing this equates to about 1,000 views per World title Kelly has.
Steven Gration is quoted in this weeks Sun as saying "a previous economic study found the only way it [a ship terminal] could be done would involve extending the seawall by more than a kilometer as well as a massive dredging program.
Both things would destroy the local surfing and diving industries"
Who would ever want to destroy this magnificent break - which a Griffith University study has shown is worth over $20 million per annum to the Gold Coast economy.
Kelly is spotted surfing at Straddie at times and not always the perfect days where the whole coast seems to descend on it.
The great thing about any exposure via this unique video is that our message is put to many people in a way that also entertains.
SOSA is a single issue group interested in preserving the Spit for all to enjoy not just a few wealthy individuals.
Wouldn't it be great if Straddie was still available to surf for at least as long as Kelly Slater is able to nah- hopefully for the next generation too.
Recent nominations for the Broadwater Community Reference Group set up by the State Government and the Gold Coast City Council didn't include a surfer or apparently a person under 40.
A recent published study also concluded the economic benefit of surfing in this area was FAR higher than the few dollars a day Cruise Ship passengers reportedly spend on average at visiting ports.
Check the video at Kelly Slater Surfing Straddie
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