Andrew McKinnon, Jaggar Bartholomew, Ellie J Brooks and Rabbit Bartholomew celebrating International Surf Day and GWC 2020 at Currumbin Alley. Pic: @sweetocean
21 June 19
Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve celebrated International Surfing Day at Currumbin Alley with surf legends and the new generation X of pro surfing. President of GCWSR and Surf World, Andrew McKinnon said International Surf Day was hugely symbolic for the Gold Coast surfing community: “We acknowledge this special day for the recognition of our famous point breaks as the 8th world surfing reserve destination.”
Patron of GCWSR and former World Champion Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew AM supported the celebration and added: “Next year’s Global Wave Conference will bring the smartest surfing minds in the World to the Gold Coast to seek outcomes and solutions for the many issues facing ocean pollution.”
Global Wave Ambassador Ellie J Brooks who is a part time Southern Cross University student and world professional surfer said: “This is the first time Australia has hosted an International Conference such as this and it is awesome that Gold Coast is the venue. It will help focus on the problems and create global awareness of how we can reverse the plastic pollution.”
National Coaches from Surfing Australia Bede Durbidge and Kim Crane have been confirmed in the speaker’s line-up including Dave Attenborough’s submarine man for the Blue Planet documentary series Mark Taylor.
Registration is open to the public and university students seeking to submit papers and journals. AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE HERE
The 6thbiannual International Ocean Conservation event will be hosted at Gold Coast Campus, Southern Cross University from the 10th – 14th February 2020 in the same year that surfing will be introduced for the first time at the Olympics.