Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday (October 7) ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’Photo supplied

Nude Olympics overshadowed by prospect of beach ban

Organisers of Saturday’s inaugural Nude Olympics at Byron’s Belongil Beach say they are already planning for next year’s event.

But those plans may have to be put on hold if a motion before Byron Shire Council next week to ban nude bathing at the beach is successful.

Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday (October 7) ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’ Photo supplied
Attendees at Byron’s inaugural Nude Olympics on Saturday (October 7) ‘blowing the whistle on sexual assault.’

Cr Paul Spooner says in the comments attached to his notice of motion, ‘While I am not against clothes optional bathing on our beaches it seems blatantly clear to me that the isolated location at [Belongil and] Tyagarah has unfortunately encouraged negative social behaviour and has made the location undesirable for many people to now use as a public beach.’

But local naturist Wayne Pendobny, who runs the Save Kings Beach and Belongil/Tyagarah Nature Reserve Facebook page, told Echonetdaily, that ‘banning a perfectly natural pastime is not the Byron way’ Continued…Read full original article…

Source: Echo net

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