Destination Kiama and Surfing NSW will take their partnership to new heights thanks to a new three-year agreement, which will see the idyllic region used as a prime surfing hub for tourism, high performance programs and events.
Surfing NSW will host seven educational programs, which encompass, Indigenous surfing programs, bodyboard judging courses, two Surfers Rescue 24/7 courses and two high-performance coaching days.
Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden said the partnership would continue to bolster the already strong relationship between the two bodies.
 “The Kiama region is one of the most wave-rich regions on the NSW south coast and one we’ve had great success in running events such as the World Junior Championship and the recent Kiama Bodyboard King Pro. We look forward to strengthening the relationship with this three year partnership.”
Mayor Mark Honey said the agreement secures a raft of surfing competitions, development and coaching programs, and extensive promotion of Kiama as a surfing destination.
“Destination Kiama are to be congratulated on securing this exciting new arrangement with Surfing NSW, which is a great win for our community,” Clr. Honey said.
“Destination Kiama’s close working relationship with Surfing NSW has seen Kiama host major competitions such as the World Juniors and the World Bodyboarding championships. This agreement sees Kiama locked in as the host for a range of NSW Surfing events.”
The agreement will also see Kiama promoted as a surfing destination through a range of initiatives, including appointing surfing ambassadors and a ‘My Time in Kiama’ video series.
Destination Kiama Manager, Karen Ronning, said stories promoting Kiama as a surfing destination would also be featured by Surfing NSW online.
“Surfing NSW will also be promoting Kiama’s surfing events via their direct marketing database, social channels and NSW Boardriders clubs and surf schools.
“We’ll also be working together on ideas to ‘activate’ our surfing events, attracting visits to our area from surfing fans as well as family and friends of those competing.”
Historically, Surfing NSW have hosted an array of different events in the Kiama region, including the World Junior Championship, Pro Junior events and the Kiama Bodyboard King Pro.
Events to take place in Kiama region in 2019.

  • NSW Bodyboard State Titles
  • Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp
  • Ocean and Earth NSW Junior Regional Surfing Titles
  • Nudie Australian Boardriders Battle
  • Werri Slash