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.

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