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 beach.
I have a meeting booked tomorrow morning with The Breakfree Alexandra Headland Resort to discuss room availability and pricing and the Mandolin Resort has again stepped up to the plate offering discounted prices. Both resorts offer full accommodation facilities including 1, 2 and 3 bedroom options, pools, spas and air conditioning.
The event is penciled in for the Friday and Saturday but we have gone one step further this year by arranging permits for Thursday and Sunday as back up in case of poor weather or surf.
We will have the usual competitions including Biggest Air, Sickest Trick and Cherry Popper and of course, the famous Freestyle race, the Dash for Cash.
On Saturday night, we will hold the after party and prize giving in the Bluff Bar at the Alex Surf Club. This will give you all the chance to reflect on the weekend’s riding, receive your prizes and show off on the dance floor.
We will be capping entries to ensure we have a controllable event and plenty of ride time for all riders. Entries will go live on February the 8th and be closed from March the 1st. Entries will only be confirmed once we have received your payment.
There is plenty of information to come over the next few weeks. This will include the classes, entry pricing, pricing for accommodation, secure parking information, list of events and other details.
Please feel free to contact a member of the 2015 Surf Slam Oz team for any further inquires.
Jetskijase on ozfreeride.com
0404 755 051
SC_Matt_blaster on ozfreeride.com
0439 794 732