Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles To Bring Together The Cream Of Indigenous Surfing To Bells BeachWednesday, 20 May 2015
Surfing Victoria and Surfing Australia are proud to be bringing back the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles to the culturally significant grounds of Bells Beach on Victoria’s Surf Coast.The event, in its 4th year at Bells Beach will host a start studded field with former champions Russell Molony (Central Coast, NSW) and Otis Carey (Coffs Harbour, NSW) being joined by former Australian Pro Junior Champion Soli Bailey (Byron Bay, NSW), big wave charger Ryan Hipwood (Gold Coast, QLD) and former Pipe Master Robbie Page (Wollongong, NSW).Former champion, Russell Molony, is looking forward to coming back down to Bells Beach to compete at the titles.“I am super excited to get down to bells and can’t wait to catch up with everyone.”“This is easily the best event all year and I can’t wait to be part of it again.”Incoming Surfing Victoria CEO, Adam Robertson, is impressed with the field for this year’s event.“Each year, the event seems to be gathering more momentum. This year we have some seriously good competitors with Russell, Otis, Soli and Robbie. With the addition NITV webcasting the finals day, this year is going to be better than ever.“I am looking forward to seeing them all surf and hopefully we get some great waves.”Local surfers in the mix for the event include current Indigenous Champion, Jordie Campbell (Sandy Point), Anthony Hume (Torquay) and Cormach Evans (Jan Juc).For the first time ever, surfing fans can catch all the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles finals action as NITV (Channel 34 free-to-air & Channel 144 Foxtel) broadcasts live from Bells Beach.From Monday 25 to Friday 29 May, the national Indigenous broadcaster will bring viewers daily updates, competitor interviews and news across its digital platforms with live streaming of the Finals event. The channel will follow the digital coverage with a special broadcast recap and Around the 44 competitor discussion show on Sunday 7 June.Mark Ella, NITV Head of Internal Productions and Sport, says: “NITV is committed to bringing viewers the best in Indigenous sport and we are thrilled to partner with Surfing Victoria to showcase some of Australia’s best surfing talent to a national audience.”Full programming information at www.nitv.org.au and viewers can join in the conversation and keep updated on finals streaming times via Facebook and Twitter.Broadcast details:Monday 25 – Friday 29 MayDaily updatesAvailable online at www.nitv.org.auDate to be confirmedLive FinalsStreamed online at www.nitv.org.auSunday 7 June, 2.30pmTournament RecapBroadcast on NITVSunday 7 June, 4pmAround the 44Broadcast on NITVThe Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles is proudly supported by the Victorian Government, Play it Safe by the Water, VicHealth, Watharuong Aboriginal Cooperative, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Head Sox, Surf Coast Shire, NITV, Telstra, Surfing Australia and Surfing Victoria.For regular updates and happenings, become a fan of our Facebook page here.
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Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles To Bring Together The Cream Of Indigenous Surfing To Bells Beach