Held on the traditional land of the Wadawurrung people, the event is heading into its 8th year at the world famous break.
“Rip Curl is thrilled to commit to the Australian Indigenous Titles at Bells Beach and partner with Surfing Victoria to help add to the great things that have been achieved so far” said Neil Ridgway, Rip Curl Group Marketing Chairman.
“With Rip Curl being born at Bells Beach and the Wadawurrung People having a spiritual and cultural connection to the location for thousands of years we are stoked to be part of the event and support the Australian Indigenous Surfing Communities.”
One of the most prestigious events on the Indigenous Surfing Calendar, the event sees over 50 competitors from around the country compete across 6 divisions including Junior Boys and Girls, Open Men and Women, Longboard and Masters.
“We are stoked to have Rip Curl as part of the event going forward” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.
“This event holds a special place in not only the Victorian Surfing Calendar but also nationally and having Rip Curl support the event will be a massive win for the Indigenous Surfing Community.”
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).
Entries are open online for all Indigenous Surfers at www.surfingvic.com
May 31st – June 2nd , 2019
The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles is presented by Rip Curl and supported by the Victorian Government, HeadSox, the Surf Coast Shire, VicHealth, Play it Safe by the Water, Wathaurong Cooperative, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center, Atmosphere Events, Surfing Australia, ONABAC, VACSAL, Strong Brother Strong Sister and Surfing Victoria.