New date set for Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles at Bells Beach on Wadawurrung Country this September

Published on 16/06/2021
Surfing Victoria are pleased to announce the new date for the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles presented by Rip Curl and Headsox has been set for September 10 – 13, 2021.
The original date was postponed due to the COVID19 circuit breaker lockdowns in Victoria that were implemented in the week of the event.
“We are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on to Wadawurrung Country in September to continue the tradition of this incredible event” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.
“The event is a true gathering of First Nations cultures from across the country and we can’t wait to hold the event again.”
The event, in its 9th year at the culturally significant location, is one of the true gatherings of First Nations surfers from across the country.
The event will host divisions including Open Men and Women, Junior Men and Women (U18), Masters (O35), Elders (O50) and Longboard.
Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles
Presented by Rip Curl and Headsox
Bells Beach / Wadawurrung Country
September 10 – 13, 2021
More details and live scores can be found at
The event will be held under strict COVID19 restrictions including sanitisation of all rash vests, QR Code Check in for all people in the Event Zone and requesting that competitors leave the competition site once they have finished their heat.
COVID19 Risk Management Key Points
– Competitors are to arrive for their heat 20mins before it begins and leave the contest zone no more than 40mins after their heat
– Rash vests will be washed after every heat
– Competitors and spectators must check in via a QR code

The full COVID19 Risk Management plan can be found on
The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles is presented by Rip Curl and Headsox and supported by the Victorian Government, Surf Coast Events, VicHealth, Surfing Australia, Play it Safe by the Water, Waddawurrung Traditional Owners, Narana Aboriginal Cultural Center, VACSAL, Yakeen Safety and Woolworths.

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Media Contact:
Liam Robertson

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