About Surfing Western Australia
Surfing Western Australia was established in 1964 and is regarded by the Department of Sport and Recreation as one of WA's major sporting organisations. For over 40 years Surfing WA has been the governing body for all forms of surfboard riding in Western Australia, including shortboards, longboards, bodyboards, and stand up paddle boards.
From it's early origins as a sport, surfing is now enjoyed by recreational, competitive and professional surfers across the state. Surfing WA is actively involved in all levels of the industry, from developing educational programs, providing pathway initiatives, and hosting local, state, national and international events. Across all programs, Surfing WA reaches over 250,000 Western Australians and millions of people interstate and overseas each year.
The association has produced many international champions such as Taj Burrow, Jake Paterson,Yadin Nicol, Melanie Redman and Claire Bevilacqua just to name a few, and are proud to have some future world champion hopefuls coming through our ranks each and every year.
Surfing WA manages one of the world's largest Association of Surfing Professional (ASP) events: The Drug Aware Margaret River Pro, as well as a host of specialty & state based surfing events.
2013 is shaping up to be another bumper year for Surfing WA with new programs and events planned at benefitting surfers right across the state.
2013 Surfing Western Australia Board Members:
Chairman - Bob Welch
Board Members - Leon Norris, Errol Considine, Mike Best
Secretary - Tony van Merwyk
Treasurer - Tony Ince
Shortboard Rep - Simon Hughes
Longboard Rep - Phil Corbett
SUP Rep - Roger Goodwin
Clubs Rep - Samantha Vanderford
CEO - Mark Lane
If you wish to contact any of the above board members please forward any correspondence to Surfing WA through the details below attentioned to the person of interest.
360 West Coast Drive
Trigg Beach, WA 6029
PO Box 382
Karrinyup WA 6921
Phone: 08 9448 0004
Fax: 08 9447 0309