Int. Surfing Symposium
Gold Coast's first international surfing and beach conservation conference to be held in Currumbin this March.
When: 13th to 14th March 2017
Where: Currumbin RSL
We all know that the Gold Coast is synonymous with surfing and great beaches, so it's a natural choice for a surfing and beach conservation conference.
The International Surfing Symposium will address surfing behaviour, shark protection and ocean and beach conservation.
The sport contributes approximately $1.4 billion to the local economy and supports over 20,000 jobs.
Some of the names lined up to attend the event include:
- Wayne Bartholomew – 1978 world champion
- Peter Townend – 1976 world champion
- Nick Mucha, Californian chair of the Save the Waves organisation
- Patagonia beach ambassador and professional surfer Dave 'Rasta' Rastovich
- Gold Coast legendary surf craftsman Dick Van Straalen
- Peru's 1965 world champion surfer Felipe Pomar, now 73
- 15-year-old Pacha Light, Gold Coast/Tweed Surfrider Foundation
- Griffith University professor Ralph Buckley
- Coastal scientist Neil Lazarow – economic value of surfing
- Surf writer, author and journalist Tim Baker
- Live entertainment by BluesFest and Blues and Broadbeach performer, Felicity Lawless
Information source: Brisbane Times. Click link for full article.