Surfers in oil, gas protest

THE “paddle out” is surfing’s most hallowed ritual, a floating memorial ceremony in which mourners join hands and reminisce at sea.

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Surfers paddling out at Bondi Beach on Sunday. Picture: New York Times

On Sunday, surfers paddled out from Australia's most famous beach, but this time it was not to remember one of their own.