Jetski Surf Freeride Australia

Hello Ozfreeride family,
Thank you all for the positive comments and likes on my previous post for the 2015 Surf Slam.
In that post I mentioned that the finer details of the event were still to be organised.
Over the last week, the SS management team have been working around the clock to lock in what I can only describe as a dream come true.

It is with great pleasure that I announce that the 2015 Surf Slam will host round 1 of the IFWA World Tour.
Adding the IWFA World tour to the event creates a draw card and will capture the attention of the World's best riders including Pierre MaixentMark Gomez Bruno Jacob Jake Bright Mick Anthony Mitchell Young Nick Barton Brandon Lawlor to name a few.
This will see the event extended from a two day event as originally posted to include Thursday the 19th in addition to Friday 20th and Saturday 21st of March.
We will have three days of action packed freeride with qualifying beginning on Thursday through to the finals on Saturday. Prize giving will then be held on Saturday night at the Bluff Bar in the Alex Surf Club.
Over the next few weeks, I will flood Facebook, ozfreeride and the SCJSC web site with the finer details of the event that will include information about...

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Hello Ozfreeride family,
I hope you all made it through Australia day and your heads are not hurting too much.

It’s that time of year again and with great excitement, I would like to announce the 2015 Surf Slam.

This year’s event will be returning to Alexandra Beach in the heart of the Sunshine Coast on Friday and Saturday March 20th and 21st.

This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than we have seen before and could possibly be Australia's premier event for 2015.

The finer details of the event are yet to be finalised, but this announcement will give you a chance to take time off work, start packing your bags, earning some brownie points with the missus, and book your accommodation.

We have the Council, MSQ and the Alex Surf Club permits submitted and approved and we have secured a $5000.00 advertising deal with the local radio station to help promote the event.

This year’s event will include Freestyle and Competition Jet Skiing, and aims to also include BMX, Skateboarding and Motocross demonstrations, creating an event like no other.

We have put a lot of focus into the event site with consideration to the sponsors, spectators, local accommodation, safe and secure parking, food, alcohol and the after-party.
Alex Beach offers you the ability to park in secure parking prior to the event, walk to the event from your room, get award-winning food, alcohol, and attend the after party in less than 100 metres - no need to drive until you head home at the end of the weekend.

This event has been designed with the riders, sponsors and spectators in mind, but we have found that we have created a family event and environment over the last three Surf Slam events. With all the facilities within a short walking distance from the event site, it allows riders to head off early in the morning followed by their family at a more realistic time.

We have approached the same accommodation providers as last year as they are located directly opposite the...
Big Happy Birthday to Butch. Turning 4-0 today.

He is the Godfather of Freeride, a man who brought a whole nation of freerider's together and then extended that connection to New Zealand, Tahiti, The USA, Italy and Brazil. He continues to share the freeride spirit, with France next on the cards for a Rip n Ride style event.

As other events spun off around the country Butch was there to help for nothing but his love of the sport and to ensure they went ahead, confirming the industry would have a bright future. He is selfless in his constant work promoting and growing freeride. For what little to no money there is, he has done some wonders. In the face of jetski negativity, he has created a positive aura for the sport, getting it on on TV and shard to millions around the world online. He has created more friendships amongst strangers than he will ever know through his work on Ozfreeride.

As a rider, he can rip it up with the best of them. now at 40, still able to go big and crazy.

We look forward to another decade of the BUTCH! The GUNTHER! the GODFATHER.

Ozfreeride / Rip N Ride / Flip Challenges and more.

Happy Birthday From the Community.
This will eventually flow on to most states if allowed to pass in NSW.
It also increases event costs, stops new riders and limits the sport. so get onto it.


Thanks to AUTOSPORT for posting.

Unhappy about NSW Licence and registration costs left over from Bob Carr's hatred of the PWC community? You have until the 19th of December to have your say. Everyone please submit a response, You can use the below as a guide, however personalise it where possible to give your say more credibility and add anything you feel is missing from the below. It is as simple to make a submission as sending an email. details below. http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/mmc/review-nsw-boat-driver-licensing Regarding the proposal that PWC fees be set at twice the level of fees for a general boat licence, that is, $114 for one year, $304 for three years and $476 for five years. This would result in a saving of over $50 on a one and three year licence, and over $100 on a five year licence. - PWC licence costs should be similar and in line to that of a boating licence and similar to those in other states of Australia - It does not make Sense a PWC user has higher licence and registration costs, yet has access to less water ways than a boat (ie: no access to Sydney harbor and other limited areas) - Expensive Licensing costs only encourages people to navigate a PWC unlicenced - Licence costs should be brought in line with other States within Australia. NSW - PWC Licnece = $179.00pa QLD - PWC Licence = $96.20 (Life Licence) Vic - PWC Licence = $38.30 pa - A NSW PWC owner pays $364 per year more than a boat user to gain access to the water ways (400% more). this is an alarming statistic that requires immediate attention. It is clear the current PWC licence and registration costs in NSW does not reflect the administrative cost difference on the RMS to licence these users as compared to a boat user. NSW PWC user pays 300%...
2 Days to go until the 701 Social day at The Entrance Beach NSW.

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Here it is. Some Sikk# gopro shots in there.

Nic & Chris Barton have answered the call of a mere few mortals and made something awesome that everyone can rip the hell out of.... Such a fun ski to film / ride and look at for 4000 hours on the screen