Global Paddleouts Organised in Protest of Lives Lost to Racism

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Updated 37d ago

Across the world, paddleouts are being held as a peaceful protest for the lives lost to racism across the globe.

The paddleouts are being organised by @blackgirlssurf and aim to unify the surfing community in response to the murder of George Floyd, a black man killed after a US policeman knelt on his neck for 8 minutes while restraining him. We're sure there are lots of local paddleouts being organised, so leave their locations in the comments below and we'll add them to the list.

“Solidarity In Surf - a peaceful protest for the Black lives lost to police brutality and racism in America and across the globe,” the instagram post reads from black girls surf.

“Let’s send a message to the next generation that unity is the only way to make real change. The list of cities is growing but we’ll post them here as they confirm. We ask that these paddle be held with the utmost respect for the victims of violence. Come in peace. Please follow the guidelines for social distancing and wear a protective mask.”

Where a paddleout isn't possible due to rough seas, boards will be laid on the beach to spell out the word 'Unity'. All that's asked is you come in peace, wear a mask and abide by social distancing rules.

Details of events around the world have been announced on the black girls surf IG page see HERE. If you want to join in, email blackgirlssurf@gmail.com for more information.

Here are some of the dates and times:
Friday June 5
Seawatch beach, New Jersey - 9am
Padang Padang, Uluwatu – 11am
Cote de Basque, Biazrritz - 12.30pm
Cancelled Fistral Beach , Newquay – 1pm for a digital zoom with a song. 4Pm meet at the headland (email sophie@madtoliveblog.com)

Saturday June 6
Bondi Beach, Sydney – 7am

Saturday June 13
The Palace Pier, Brighton - 11.30am.

Lots more being added so head over to the IG account for local information.

Cover shot by Billy Watts