Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve

Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve recognises the outstanding surf along he shores of Phillip Island together with the long rich surf culture and history associated with those waves, that date back to the late 1950s and early 1960s.


Phillip Island is the proud home of Victoria’s only National Surfing Reserve which was dedicated on Saturday 16 March 2013 for the surfers of yesterday, today and tomorrow...

Phillip Island is a unique, world–class destination, with a rich surfing history and a wave for all kinds of weather and abilities.

The Reserve’s motto is Share, Respect, Preserve and it is made up of four sites along Phillip Island’s coast: Cape Woolamai, Smiths Beach, Summerland and Cat Bay.

Some breaks are significant for their exceptional waves, and others for their history and importance in providing safe breaks for teaching the surfers of the future. Phillip Island is also special for its Aboriginal and natural values and all surfers must play a role in protecting these.

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Community Working Group

Our community was instrumental in establishing the Surfing Reserve. Since its establishment, this dedicated group has worked to promote and protect the reserve and its values. The group is made up of representatives from Phillip Island Nature Parks, Bass Coast Shire Council, Phillip Island Boardriders Club, Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club, Plastic Free Phillip Island and community members.

The group also develops and maintains an archive of Phillip Island’s surfing history dating back to the 1920s. 

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  • New members are always welcome. Read our Terms of Reference Here and please email soneill@penguins.org.au for more information on getting involved.
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National Surfing Reserve Annual Surfing Teams Challenge 2019

Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve’s annual team challenge was held on Saturday 23 February 2019 and surfers of all ages and styles.  Now in its sixth year, the event has become a favourite in the surfing calendar due to the diverse team make up and tag team format and reflects what surfing and the Reserve are all about - fun, family, community and great waves.  
Team Crushers captained by Nick Fostin has won the sixth Phillip Island National Surfing Reserve Teams Challenge and Dave Fincher Memorial Trophy at the event held on Saturday 23 February 2019. Glorious weather and the majestic backdrop of Cape Woolamai surrounded all of the surfing action as nine teams battled it out. The classic Woolamai conditions were challenging at the start of the comp but improved on the rising tide. “For six years we’ve been chipping away at this title,” said Nick Fostin as he accepted the Dave Fincher Trophy, presented by Dave’s daughter Michelle.

Read the full story here>>


GENERAL AWARDS:
1. BEST CONTRIBUTOR (as nominated by team captain)
(Prize: Certificate, cap, keyring - Islantis)
TEAM 1 –: ISLAND – Blake Green
TEAM 2 –: PENGUINS – Matt Krumins
TEAM 3 –: MISFITS – Riley Johnson
TEAM 4 –: SPOONBILLS – Jamie Liatoa
TEAM 5 –: TEAM CRUSHERS – Lannia Fostin
TEAM 6 -: WOOLAMAI HARDS – Andrew Burgan
Team 7 –: NO VEGGIES – Ebony Maier
Team 8 –: HIPS HEROES – Billy Hoskings
Team 9 –: INTO 3000 – Hannah Eisen

2. BEST JUNIOR
(Prize: Hoodie & fins – Rip Curl)
NAME: Codie Jeffrey TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS


3. BEST KNEEBOARDER/40+ SHORT BOARD
(Prize: $100 Voucher – Westernport Hotel + Vissla T-shirt Full Circle)
NAME: Simon Chipper TEAM: ISLAND

4. BEST SINGLE FIN RIDER
(Prize: Voucher – Musclescope Massage, Vissla Hoodie – Full Circle)
NAME: Jake Eisen TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS

5. BEST MALIBU RIDER
(Prize: $100 Voucher – Watermark Restaurant, Silverwater Resort + Vissla
Boardshorts – Full Circe)
NAME: Andrew Burgan TEAM: WOOLAMAI HARDS

6. BEST OVER 50 SHORT BOARD RIDER
(Prize: Black Vissla Jacket – Full Circle)
NAME: Dumpy Liddy TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS

7. BEST TWIN FIN (PRE-1985)
(Prize: $100 Voucher – Westernport Hotel + Vissla pants – Full Circle)
NAME: Ash Easton TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS
JUDGES DISCRETION AWARDS CATEGORY:

1. RAMADA AWARD FOR BEST MANOUVRE
(Prize: $500 voucher – 2 nights accommodation at Ramada Resort)
NAME: Cody Jeffrey TEAM: TEAM CRUSHER

2. REECE AWARD FOR TWIN FIN EXCELLENCE
(Prize: $300 voucher from Reece Plumbing)
NAME: Sandy Ryan TEAM: ISLAND

3. AWARD - ENTERTAINMENT
(Prize: PINP T-shirt)
NAME: Selim Delvan TEAM: WOOLAMAI HARDS

4. Award - DUMBELL
(Prize: PINP Hoodie)
NAMES: Ian Garrett TEAM: WOOLAMAI HARDS

SPONSORED AWARDS:
1. ISLAND SURFBOARDS - BEST PERFORMANCE BY NON-SPONSORED
SURFER AWARD
(Prize: Custom surfboard valued at $800)
NAME: Lannia Fostin TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS

2. PHILLIP ISLAND RSL TEAM SPIRIT AWARD
(Prize: Meal voucher valued at $350)
NAME: Sam Guzzardi TEAM: NO VEGGIES

3. PRO SURF COACHING EMERGING SURFER AWARD
(Prize: 4 x 2-hour surf lessons valued at $480)
NAME: Riley Johnson TEAM: MISFIT

4. BEST SUPER GROMMET – SPONSORED BY NEWHAVEN COLLEGE
(Prize: Individual coaching session with Glyndyn Ringrose + Frankie Turnip T-shirt)
NAME: Oliver Van Venroy TEAM: INTO 3000

5. RAMADA RESORT - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY MALE SURFER
(Prize: Accommodation voucher – 2 nights, valued at $500, PLUS Rip Curl pack,
valued at $200)
NAME: Glyndyn Ringrose TEAM: SPOONBILLS

6. RAMADA RESORT - OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY FEMALE SURFER
(Prize: Accommodation voucher – 2 nights, valued at $500 PLUS Rip Curl pack,
valued at $200)
NAME: Lannia Fostin TEAM: TEAM CRUSHERS

7. RIP CURL ISLANTIS – HIGHEST SCORING WAVE
(Prize: Rip Curl GPS Watch valued at $400)
NAME: Glyndyn Ringrose (9) TEAM: SPOONBILLS

TEAM CHALLENGE WINNERS
SIXTH: INTO 3000 POINTS: 45.5
FIFTH: PENGUINS POINTS: 47
FOURTH: WOOLAMAI HARDS POINTS: 52.5

THIRD PRIZE - $500
Team: SPOONBILLS POINTS: 52.7
Captained by: Andy Neal
SECOND PRIZE - $1000
Team: ISLAND POINTS: 71.5
Captained by: Sandy Ryan
FIRST PRIZE - $2000
Team: TEAM CRUSHERS POINTS: 90
Captained by: Nick Fostin


Read the full story about the 2019 event: 
Sun, Surf and Smiles at National Surfing Reserve Comp | Media Release here>>.

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