Ministry of Sport

Rip Curl Partners With Surfing Victoria To Present The Australian Indigenous Titles at Bells Beach

Rip Curl has signed on as presenting partner of the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles at Bells Beach for the next 3 years.

Held on the traditional land of the Wadawurrung people, Surfing Victoria is pleased to see the world famous surf break host the titles for the 8th consecutive year.

“We are stoked to have Rip Curl as part of the event going forward” Surfing Victoria CEO, Adam Robertson said.

“This event holds a special place in not only the Victorian Surfing Calendar but also nationally and having Rip Curl support the event will be a massive win for the Indigenous Surfing Community.”

The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles sees over 50 competitors from around the country compete across 6 divisions including Junior Boys and Girls, Open Men and Women, Longboard and Masters.

“Rip Curl is thrilled to commit to the Australian Indigenous Titles at Bells Beach and partner with Surfing Victoria to help add to the great things that have been achieved so far,” Neil Ridgway, Rip Curl Group Marketing Chairman said.

“With Rip Curl being born at Bells Beach and the Wadawurrung People having a spiritual and cultural connection to the location for thousands of years we are stoked to be part of the event and support the Australian Indigenous Surfing Communities.”

The event will feature past champions such as Otis Carey (Coffs Harbour, NSW) and Russel Molony (Shelly Beach, NSW), Summer Simon (Port Kembla, NSW) along with former masters champion Robbie Page (Kempsey, NSW).

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney