Surfing in Australia

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Surfing in Australia refers to the sport of Surfing played in Australia.

Governing Body[edit]

Surfing Australia is the national sporting body that runs Surfing in Australia.

Tournaments[edit]

ASP World Tour

History[edit]

Surfing was brought to Australia in 1915 by Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku.[1] He demonstrated this ancient Hawaiian board riding technique at Freshwater (or Harbord) in Sydney, New South Wales. Duke Kahanamoku's Board is now on display in the northeast end of the Freshwater Surf lifesaving club, Sydney, Australia. fitte

Demographics[edit]

There are currently 2.5 million recreational surfers in Australia, 420,000 annual surf participants,107 surf schools, 2,292 accredited surfing coaches, 212 Affiliated Boatriders Clubs with 17,287 members, and over 1 in 10 Australians are surfers.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wendy Lewis, Simon Balderstone and John Bowan (2006). Events That Shaped Australia. New Holland. p. 115. ISBN 978-1-74110-492-9. 
  2. ^ http://www.surfingaustralia.com/statistics.php

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