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10 things you don’t want to hear about surfing

The health and spiritual benefits of surfing have already been widely disseminated. Surfing is a medicine against death. But are there any downsides to surfing? There might be. Don’t worry, surfing’s deep dark secrets aren’t so bad. Don’t be discouraged, for surfing is for life. But we need to know what to expect in the long-term, and we must be prepared for the downsides of such a magnificent sport. Don’t be scared to death of surfing. This is not a discouraging article. It is rather a rational list of risks that should be taken into consideration when embracing surfing.

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The most important (and uncommon) rules in competitive surfing

Professional surfing has its rules. Just like in any other sport, surfers must know what they can and can’t do to beat their opponents and win heats and contests. Competitive surfing is full of hidden guidelines and directives. Athletes who are new to competitive surfing often make mistakes that cost heats. In the majority of the cases, they are simply too focused on catching waves, and they miss a few basic rules. One of the worst things that can happen to a pro surfer is to lose a heat due to a naive interference, despite having the highest two-wave score of his man-on-man clash.

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The 2016 World Surf League calendar

The calendar for the 2016 World Surf League (WSL) has been announced. The 2016 Samsung Galaxy Men’s Championship Tour (CT) remains unchanged. It will kick off in the Gold Coast, Australia, on March 20th, and it will wrap up on December 20th, in Pipeline Hawaii. The world’s best male surfers will compete in 11 events. The WSL decided to consider Western Australia’s North Point as a backup site for the Margaret River/The Box contest.

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Jack Freestone conquers the SATA Azores Pro 2015

Jack Freestone has conquered SATA Azores Pro 2015, at Praia de Santa Barbara, in Sao Miguel, Portugal. The young and talented Australian surfer defeated fellow countryman Dion Atkinson in an exciting final held in highly competitive four-to-five-foot waves. “I’m so happy. Those last twelve minutes watching Dion getting all the waves; I was so anxious. I’m so psyched. I just can’t believe I won this event. I’ve finally won a QS10,000,” expressed Freestone.

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POSITION VACANT – SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR

POSITION VACANT – SPONSORSHIP COORDINATORThursday, 4 June 2015POSITION: SPONSORSHIP COORDINATORREPORTS TO: General Manager – Sponsorship and EventsSALARY: Based on skills and experienceTERM: Full timeCOMMENCING: Early July 2015PURPOSE: To service the organisation’s commercial partnersLOCATION: Coolangatta, QLDQUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing / Business preferred, not essential
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:Experience and track record in commercial partnerships and sponsor servicing / reporting
Strong digital content and social media experience
Candidates must be willing to undertake intrastate and interstate travel
Strong knowledge of SA’s customer demographics
Excellent communication skills
Ideally have a background within the sports / surfing industry
Surfing interest / passion is desirable
KEY POSITION OBJECTIVES:To execute the following:Working with the General Manager – Sponsorship and Events to service more than 25 corporate partners across more than 5 key event series and programs per annum
Maintaining and further developing partner servicing and reporting practices
Ensuring partner KPI’s are met and exceeded
Reporting for Surfing Australia’s corporate and event program partners
Preparation of Surfing Australia partnership proposals
Assisting with the management of event program launches
Assisting with the management of Surfing Australia partnership agreements
Assisting with the development and planning of the sponsorship Content Calendar
Assisting with the development and execution of social media competitions and general promotion
Working with the Digital Content team to ensure AV and social media content requirements for corporate and event partners are fulfilled
Applications Open: Thursday 4 June 2015Applications Close: Friday 12 June 2015Submit Applications to: kristin@surfingaustralia.comFor regular updates and happenings, become a fan of our Facebook page here.

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