Surfers are gathering their teams for the exciting Surfing Teams Challenge to be held at Flynns Reef on Saturday 5th April.
The tag-team event presented by the Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve committee celebrates the first anniversary of the declaration of the Reserve.
“Each team requires eight members; super grommet, junior, open man, open woman, kneeboarder, single fin rider, Malibu rider and over 50 short board rider,” says event organiser Geoff Owens.
“There are also bonus points for family members within a team and an equalisation rule applies.”
With a first prize of $2000 and other cash prizes and giveaways, it is set to be a great event for participants and spectators.
Let the challenge begin! Geoff Owens (President, Phillip Island Boardriders Club), Tanner Mason, John Mason, Gavin Lewis, Angus Malborough, Natalie Van der Heyden, Andrew Lidsey, Mia Fostin, Bianca Fostin, Nick Fostin, Lannia Fostin, Ravi Fostin (front) - surfers who have already taken up the challenge for the team event.
Surfing Teams Challenge competition - tag-team style
WHEN: Saturday, 5 April 2014 From 8am – approximately 3pm
WHERE: Event re-located to Flynns Reef, check Facebook for updates.
WHO: Phillip Island’s top surfers across all age-groups and styles. Contest director Geoff Owens (Phillip Island Boardriders Club) and members of Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve Community Working Group.
WHY: To mark one year since the commemoration of the Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve in March 2013 and to celebrate and promote surfing within the Reserve beaches.
HOW: Up to 15 teams each comprising eight members; super grommet, junior, open man, open woman, kneeboarder, single fin rider, Malibu rider and over 50
short board rider will compete for a first prize of $2000 and other cash prizes and giveaways.
A BIT MORE: The Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve was officially launched on 16 March 2013 at Cape Woolamai. It is the first of its kind in Victoria and one of only 18 across Australia. The philosophy of National Surfing Reserves (NSR) is to ‘care, share and preserve’. www.surfingreserves.org.
The Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve community project is proudly supported by: Bendigo Community Bank San Remo, Cowes and Grantville; Ramada Phillip Island; Phillip Island Nature Parks; Bass Coast Shire Council; Phillip Island Board Riders Club, Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Karoon Gas and Phillip Island’s surf outlets.
Photo Opportunities: Available at the event. Stunning coastal views and great surfing by young surfers through to Phillip Island’s colourful veterans.
Media Contact: Sally O’Neill - 0408 101 976 firstname.lastname@example.org
ALSO ON DAY as needed:
Graeme Burgan - 047568683 Damian Prendergast - 0407 661 926
Zena Archibald - 0408 582 945
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