The Australian Indigenous Titles kicks off this weekend!
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
The actual surfing can begin on Monday although organizers will choose the very best days through the week with about 2 days of surfing required and the waiting period runs through to Friday June 1st.
Many of Australia's best Indigenous surfers are heading for Bells Beach in Victoria for the annual Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles with the event running from Sunday May 27th through to Friday June 1st.
Surfing Victoria's Indigenous Aquatics Manager Steve Parker is excited and proud of this landmark event at Bells saying, "I am really looking forward to the first Australian Indigenous Titles in 16 years. Bells Beach is the perfect location to showcase the incredible talent in the Australian Indigenous surfing community. Bells Beach itself holds a long cultural history, with several significant sacred sites throughout the reserve. Our people have been watching waves roll in at Bells for thousands of years and it looks like it will be a great event."
The event kicks off Sunday afternoon at 3.30pm, with an important smoking ceremony to cleanse the event. All members of the public are invited out to Bells to be a part of this historical event.
The event infrastructure will be installed in the hammerhead carpark at Bells on Friday the 25th and removed after the event.
Late May is an ideal time for surfing Bells Beach and the field includes many outstanding surfers like Dale Richards (Tweed Heads), Otis Carey (Coff's Harbor), Joe Haddon (Taree NSW) and former Pipeline Master Champion Rob Page (Wollongong), to name just a few.
The event showcases the excellent indigenous surfing programs that are actively being developed by Surfing Australia and Surfing Victoria and it is certain to be a great week of indigenous surfing at Bells.
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