Victoria’s surfers land competitive edge with wave pool training deal
Urbnsurf have just entered a three-year partnership with Surfing Victoria, the state’s organising body for surfing.
The partnership will see Surfing Victoria deliver ongoing training to surf coaches and staff, advise on Urbnsurf’s Surfing Academy, boardriders club and competitions. The agreement will also allow the state body to deliver high performance training and guidance to Victorian, Australian and international surf athletes.
“We’re pumped to be in partnership with Urbnsurf Melbourne,” said Adam Robertson, CEO of Surfing Victoria. “The inclusive nature of what Urbnsurf is aiming to achieve with the surf park – to open the sport up to all ages and abilities – complements Surfing Victoria’s purpose of enriching Victorian communities through surfing.”
Victoria’s boardriding clubs will benefit from the agreement as well.
“We’ll also be working closely with Surfing Victoria to support grassroots surfing communities in the state,” said Urbnsurf Founder Andrew Ross. “Including providing all Victorian coastal boardriders clubs with the opportunity to host a ‘club round’ competition at the park free of charge.”
Recently, rising stars of Victorian surfing joined Australian surfing champions and Team Australia members Sally Fitzgibbons and Julian Wilson to experience the ocean-like surfing conditions that will be on offer to the public in Tullamarine come January.
“We’re stoked to be partnering with Surfing Victoria to deliver high-quality surf lesson and coaching programs at Australia’s first surf park,” added Ross. “And to help more talented surfers from Victoria, and around Australia, achieve their dreams of competing on the world stage.”