When: 13th to 14th March 2017
Where: Currumbin RSL

We all know that the Gold Coast is synonymous with surfing and great beaches, so it’s a natural choice for a surfing and beach conservation conference.

The International Surfing Symposium will address surfing behaviour, shark protection and ocean and beach conservation.

The sport contributes approximately $1.4 billion to the local economy and supports over 20,000 jobs.

Some of the names lined up to attend the event include:

Wayne Bartholomew – 1978 world champion
Peter Townend – 1976 world champion
Nick Mucha, Californian chair of the Save the Waves organisation
Patagonia beach ambassador and professional surfer Dave ‘Rasta’ Rastovich
​Gold Coast legendary surf craftsman Dick Van Straalen
Peru’s 1965 world champion surfer Felipe Pomar, now 73
15-year-old Pacha Light, Gold Coast/Tweed Surfrider Foundation
Griffith University professor Ralph Buckley
Coastal scientist Neil Lazarow – economic value of surfing
Surf writer, author and journalist Tim Baker
Live entertainment by BluesFest and Blues and Broadbeach performer, Felicity Lawless
Information source: Brisbane Times. Click link for full article.

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