Patagonia is hosting free events in Melbourne, Sydney, and Byron Bay in November to rally its surf and coastal communities to help protect our beautiful oceans.


Come along to and you’ll hear from leading climate activists, listen to live music, and watch acclaimed short films to raise awareness of ocean protection and climate solutions.

The events will be hosted by surfer and Patagonia Global Sport Activist Dave Rastovich, alongside co-founder of Surfers for Climate Belinda Baggs, climate activist Tishiko King, and Dr Simon Bradshaw from the Climate Council.

The two films include a special premiere of a new short film that showcases the Lord Howe Marine Park, as well as In The Family of Things by Nathan Oldfield, featuring a live score!

This series will be followed up in 2024 by in-store and festival events across Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia, and Western Australia.


Photo by Andrew Watson

Photo by Andrew Watson

Protect Australia’s Oceans

In 2012 Australia was a global champion of ocean conservation with a network of over 3,000,000km of ocean under its care. But in 2018 that changed with more than 1,000,000km being given to offshore oil and gas companies, and destructive industrial trawling. This is the single greatest downgrade of a protected marine area anywhere in the world.

These free events are a call to our surf and coastal communities that it’s time to take action and protect our ocean for good!


David Rogers Photography, humpback whales, ocean

Photo by David Rogers

Where are the events being held?

Three free events will be held between the 8th and 12th of November in Melbourne, Sydney, and Byron Bay. Register before you miss out.


Wednesday, 8th of November, 6.30 – 9.30pm, The Capitol, Naaarm/Melbourne, VIC


Thursday, 9th of November, 6.30 – 9.30pm, Harbord Hotel, Guringai Country/Freshwater, NSW

Byron Bay

Sunday, 12th of November, 4 – 6.30pm, Byron Bay Community Centre, Bundjalung Country/Byron Bay, NSW


Byron Bay and Surrounds

Byron Bay and Surrounds

About Patagonia

Patagonia started as an outdoor apparel store but is now an activist leader in environmental causes, with a range of channel companies who use ‘business to help solve the environmental crisis’. With a focus on the areas of clothing, food, water, energy, and waste, Patagonia strives to activate local communities and fund support to initiatives driven to combat climate change and other environmental causes. The company famously gave away 98% of its stock to help fight the environmental crisis and defend nature.

Check out the website for more information on the Protect the Oceans for Good campaign.


Feature image thanks to Ryan Foley