BCU Backs Australian Surf Festival at Coffs Harbour – July 31-August 17Tuesday, 23 June 2015
COOLANGATTA/QLD (23rd June, 2015): BCU is backing one of the biggest sporting events in Coffs Harbour by becoming the naming rights sponsor of the Australian Surf Festival.More than 500 surfers from around Australia will contest the two-week surfing showpiece from July 31-August 17.BCU’s Chief Executive Lyndon Kingston said, “We’re proud to be supporting Surfing Australia in bringing the 2015 Australian Surfing Festival to Coffs Harbour. Being a local financial institution, we’re passionate about our community, and events like this bring competitors and spectators to our region which contributes to our economy while also promoting a healthy lifestyle.”In addition to naming rights, BCU will be providing a $100 bank account for the #bcumoneyturn, which will be awarded daily to the surfer who executes the biggest turn as determined by the judges. BCU also has support rights to Indigenous Surfing Day, held during the festival.The BCU Australian Surf Festival will see National titles decided in Open Surf Masters, Longboard, Logger and Bodyboard divisions.BCU Brand Ambassador, Coffs Harbour surfer and two time World Champion longboarder, Harley Ingleby said, “It’s been great to have BCU’s support on a personal level over the last couple of years, but to see them step up and support longboarding and other surf disciplines at the National level is really exciting.”"To win a National Title is the most prestigious event you can win in Australia and it’s awesome to have the upcoming event in my backyard.”Coffs Harbour is home to a number of great beach break options that work in a variety of wind and swell conditions. The main base for the event will be Park Beach which is located north east of the Coffs Harbour CBD. The event is fully mobile in the Coffs Harbour region with numerous beach break options which include Park Beach, Macauley’s Beach, Diggers Beach, Jetty Beach, Gallows, Arrawarra Beach, Mulloway Beach, Woolgoolga Beach, Emerald Beach and Sapphire Beach.A hotline – 0458 247 21 – will be operating for the festival which will feature a recorded message updated at 6:45am each morning with the confirmed daily schedule and contest venue.The official opening ceremony will be held on July 31 at the Hoey Moey, 84 Ocean Parade, Coffs Harbour.2015 BCU Australian Surf Festival – Coffs Harbour, NSW, July 31-August 17- Opening Ceremony – July 31- Australian Surfmasters Titles – August 1-5- Australian Longboard Titles – August 5-13- Australian Logger Titles – August 6-9- Australian Bodyboard Titles – August 13-17The 2015 BCU Australian Surf Festival is proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event is also proudly supported by Coffs Harbour City Council, Coffs Coast Tourism, The Hoey Moey, Nikon, Toyota, Pacific Longboarder, NBN, Australian Institute of Sport, mySURF.tv, Surfing Australia and Surfing NSW.For regular updates and happenings, become a fan of our Facebook page here.
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BCU Backs Australian Surf Festival at Coffs Harbour – July 31-August 17