The top first nations surfers from across Australia will return to Wadawurrung Country this month as part of the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles presented by Rip Curl.
After a 2 year hiatus due to COVID19, the event will return to Bells Beach / Djarrk on Wadawurrung Country bringing together surfers from across the country including Western Australia, Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia.
“We are incredibly proud to be bringing back this event to Djarrk / Bells Beach,” said Adam Robertson, Surfing Victoria CEO.
“The event is more than just a surfing competiton, it is a place for surfers to gather on country and connect with each other after a tough 2 years.”
The event will host divisions including Open Men and Women, Junior Men and Women (U18), Masters (O35), Elders (O50) and Longboard.
Some surfers alrewady confirmed include regining champion Finn Hill, Otis Carey, Robbie Page, Jasmine McCorquodale, Summer Simon and more.
An addition to this year, the top 4 Junior Surfers in both Boys and Girls will be granted a spot in the newly created First Nations Peoples High Performance Program at the Surfing Australian High Performance Center in Northern NSW.
The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles will be held on May 27-29 at Bells Beach / Djarrak on Wadawurrung Country.
Entries are now open for Australian First Nations Surfers via www.surfingvic.com
The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles is presented by Rip Curl and Headsox and supported by the Victorian Government, Surf Coast Events, VicHealth, Surfing Australia, Play it Safe by the Water, Waddawurrung Traditional Owners, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center, VACSAL, Yakeen Safety, Surfline and Woolworths.