Surfing in Australia
Surfing Australia is the national sporting body that runs Surfing in Australia.
- ASP World Tour
- Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast (Gold coast, Queensland)
- Margaret River Pro (Margaret river, Western Australia)
- Rip Curl Pro (Torquay, Victoria)
Surfing was brought to Australia in 1915 by Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku. 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
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.
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