KI Pro-Surfing Event

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KI Pro-Surfing Event

#1 Post by Wayno » Wed May 25, 2011 8:55 am

Just adding this to the Events in SA forum.

Nov 4-9.
SA wins Kangaroo Island Pro surfing event

SOUTH Australia has secured a World Tour surfing event - the day after picking up the national swimming trials. The inaugural Kangaroo Island Pro will be held at Vivonne Bay from November 4 to 9.

Former world champion Mark Occhilupo is already confirmed as a starter and he will be joined by up to 150 top male surfers from around the world.

The Kangaroo Island Pro will be the first time South Australia has hosted an ASP World Tour surfing competition - the highest-rated surfing event SA can currently attract on the ASP World Tour.

Presented by Sealink, the event is expected to inject about $2.5 million into the local economy in its first year.

Tourism Minister John Rau said the event would showcase Kangaroo Island and South Australia to the world.

"The Kangaroo Island Pro will provide a fantastic opportunity to promote Kangaroo Island as a wonderful surfing and tourism destination, and it will also bring a new market of tourists to this amazing island," he said.

The six-star ASP World Tour surfing event will attract prize money of $US145,000, the highest amount possible in its first year.

Surfing Australia will look at building a festival around the event. Camping facilities for about 5000 people will be available and Sealink will offer packages to the event.

Also competing at the event will be SA's Dion Atkinson, who is ranked 39th in the world, and current state champion Teale Vanner, who is from Kangaroo Island.
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Re: KI Pro-Surfing Event

#2 Post by iTouch » Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:14 am

I've been asked to volunteer at the Kangaroo Island Pro-Surfing tour.

I get free accomodation, free ferry fare, free bus trip, free food expenses and much much more :D
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#3 Post by Wayno » Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:37 pm

A good line up professionally and musically. Sealink is offering some reasonably priced bus/ferry deals.

From glamadelaide:
The Kangaroo Island Surf Music Festival is being held this November in conjunction with the Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro. It is three days of exclusive music concerts featuring Eskimo Joe, The Beautiful Girls, The Holidays, Van She plus many more local artists. The surfing festival will be held on the pristine beach of Vivonne Bay and the music festival will be staged on a privately owned property also at Vivonne Bay situated on Kangaroo Island.

WHAT ARE THE DATES?
29th – 30th November 2011 World Tour Event Trials
3rd – 6th November 2011 Exclusive Music Concerts
4th – 9th November 2011 Fantastic Noodles Kangaroo Island Pro

BANDS INCLUDE
Eskimo Joe
The Beautiful Girls
Hungary Kids of Hungary
The Holidays
Ash Grunwald
Van She
Big Scary
Matt McHugh – The Beautiful Girls
The Amcats
Laura Hill
The Famous Strangers
Georgia Germein Sisters
The Leviators
Lady Strangelove DJs
Irie Knights
The Salvadors
The Daylight Braves
Goldstein
The Shiny Brights
Lyla
Track Team DJs
Shapes Divide
The Bakers Digest
Littlefish
Mr Goodnight
Ross De Chene Hurricanes
Diesel Witch
Messrs (formerly The Touch)

TOP SURFERS INCLUDE:
Mark Occhilupo, Former ASP World Surfing Champion
Teale Vanner, Kangaroo Island professional surfer
Dion Atkinson, South Australia’s top professional surfer
Blake Thorton (AUS) former ASP top 32 surfer

WHO IS THE FESTIVAL ORGANISER?
Surfing South Australia is the primary organiser for the Kangaroo Island Surf Music Festival. Surfing South Australia is a not for profit organisation who are actively involved in a wide range of community activities, some of which include junior surfing development programs, indigenous surfing programs, surfing programs for persons with disabilities, elite surfing programs, accreditation of coaches, judges, officials and surf schools, plus management of surfing events.

THE CAPACITY?
5000 tickets for KI Surf Music Festival

WHERE CAN I PURCHASE TICKETS?
Online through Moshtix and Sealink
http://www.moshtix.com.au

GETTING THERE/ACCOMMODATION?
Kangaroo Island Sealink operate ferry services to and from the mainland. Extra services have been put on to accommodate all passengers travelling over for the event. Sealink will be offering specially priced packages for the three-day festival.

http://www.sealink.com.au/

WHAT ABOUT THE LOCAL ENVIRONMENT?
Surfing South Australia is committed to environmental protection and improvement.
Surfing South Australia is proactively working on the event with Department of Environment and Natural Resource.
More info at kisurfmusicfestival.com.au
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Re: KI Pro-Surfing Event

#4 Post by spiller » Wed Oct 12, 2011 6:14 pm

this looks awesome. i'm not a surfing fan as such but certianly can appreciate the sport, and the facilitation that this even will provide in bringing younger tourists to Adelaide and K.I.!

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Re: KI Pro-Surfing Event

#5 Post by Wayno » Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:04 am

hey iTouch, did you get down to this event? you're probably still there! - they had to cancel a couple of days due to a lack of swell.

From ABC Online
Dead flat for KI surf hopefuls

The Kangaroo Island pro surfing event has been called off for a second day due to lack of waves.

After good conditions on Friday and Saturday, a lack of swell has hampered the competition as it reached the quarter final stage.

Tournament official Steve Robertson says surfing might not resume until Wednesday.

"Unfortunately it's dead flat at Vivonne Bay, there's no surf but it's not bad news because there's a good swell coming," he said.

"We've checked all the charts, in all likelihood we're going to run the last 11 heats on Wednesday."
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