Surfrider Foundation activists in Mar del Plata, Argentina held a 2km coastal paddle protesting the continued destruction of their beaches by the government’s practice of installing groins and jetties to retain sand. The leaders of Surfrider’s Organizing Committee here have been working to educate government officials on the damage that these shoreline structures do and are asking for alternative solutions to be considered.
The paddle out protest was featured on two national television news broadcasts and was covered live on the radio.
Following the paddle, the public joined in a huge beach cleanup set to music provided by a well-known D.J. Today marked the first of several Ocean Initiatives that the Surfrider Organizing Committee here in Mar del Plata have planned for 2007.