Bells Beach, VIC/AUS (Wednesday 24th May, 2017): The cream of Indigenous surfing in Australia will gather this weekend for the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles at the sacred grounds of Bells Beach on Victoria’s Surf Coast. Held on the traditional land of the Wada Wurrung people, the event is in its 6th year at the world famous break. “It’s great for Victoria to again host the Indigenous titles at Bells Beach” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson. “The quality of surfers and vibe of the entire event is something special and it’s great to be able to have a location like Bells to showcase the event in great quality surf but also on land so significant to the Indigenous people.” The event will feature past champions such as Otis Carey (Coffs Harbour, NSW) and Russel Molony (Shelly Beach, NSW), Summer Simon (Port Kembla, NSW) along with former masters champion Robbie Page (Kempsey, NSW). Surfing Australia CEO, Andrew Stark, is proud to see the event back at Bells Beach once again. “Surfing Australia are very proud to be associated with this important event on the annual national titles calendar. It is fantastic that the event can be held at Bells Beach in Victoria one of the truly iconic Australian surf breaks. “We wish all the competitors the best of luck and thank Surfing Victoria for once again delivering this Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles.” A new addition to this year will be the inclusion of a Junior Boys and Girls division presented by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority to help foster the development of young Indigenous surfers. Heat draws and schedules can be found online at www.indigenous.polarproductions.com.au The event is held from May 26th – 28th at Bells Beach on Victoria’s Surf Coast. The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles is presented by HeadSox, VicHealth, The Victorian Government and the Australian Government National Landcare Program and supported by Surfing Australia, Surfing Victoria, Corangamite Catchment Management Authority, Play it Safe by the Water, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Wathaurong Aboriginal Cooperative, Telstra, ONABAC, VACSAL, ESA, and the Hurley High Performance Centre.
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