Women's Surf Forum at Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic

2 Oct 2009 0 Share

Women's Surf Forum setting in the Dee Why Surf Club

Women's Surf Forum setting in the Dee Why Surf Club

Women’s Surfing Forum in Sydney at the Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic

Surfing Australia, in conjunction with Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) International and the Australian Sport Commission recently hosted an open forum to assess the needs of women participating in surf riding. The forum bought together a broad range of female stakeholders and included some of Australia's top professional surfers who are currently competing at the Layne Beachley Classic at Dee Why. Key female surfing identities included former ASP World Champions Sofia Mulanovich (Peru), Chelsea Hedges (Australia), current top competing professionals Samantha Cornish, Rebecca Woods, Amee Donohoe and others along with Layne Beachley herself put forward their views on the current state of women’s surfing and where they would like to see it in the future.

Surfing Australia’s Sports Development Manager Chris Symington who organised the forum said, “Surfing Australia is committed to providing the best possible athlete pathways for male and female surfers. The best way to start generating those opportunities is to listen to the athletes, how they view their sport now and what they would like to see improved for the future.”

The forum assessed the current issues that are restricting women from participating in surf riding and looked at developing strategies to address those issues. The participants involved in the forum were given an opportunity to highlight the issues that could be acting as a barrier to further participation in surf riding.

“Being involved with the Commonwealth Bank Layne Beachley Classic was a great fit for this forum giving us a fantastic opportunity to tap into views of the best female surfers in the world”, Symington said.

The forum will allow for an assessment of the women's competitive pathway from club involvement through to possibly competing on the world professional tour and eventually lead to strategies to improve the support services associated with female participation in surfing.

Attached Photo: Forum setting at the Dee Why Surf Club with a large turn-out of women surfers.

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