Hello Surf Slam Family,
Normally I am writing to say pack your bags, earn some brownie points and book some holidays for the upcoming Surf Slam Oz but it is with regret, disappointment and great sadness that the 2016 Surf Slam Oz will not be proceeding.
The 2015 Surf Slam saw success beyond the management’s dreams and expectations bringing 100 plus riders and the first round of the IFWA World Tour to Alexandra Beach on the Sunshine Coast.
The feedback we have had from the competitors, spectators and the sponsors has been nothing but positive and we were looking forward to repeating that again in 2017.
Unfortunately, there have been some circumstances that cannot be overcome to make the Surf Slam work this year. This is primarily a result of Alex and Maroochydore Surf Clubs booking permits for a solid 2 – 3 months for their 2016 surf carnival. They are expecting 25000 + people so we didn’t get any consideration to share the beach.
Plans are in place for 2017 to bring the event back to Alexandra Headland and to be bigger and better than we have done before!!
The support you have all given to the event especially on occasions of short notice is much appreciated. It has been a pleasure to organize the event and to see the growth of the sport and level of the riders increase over the last 4 years, as the event from a small BBQ to a World Class event. Who knows what we achieve in the future!!
Please keep an eye on the Sunshine Coast Jet Sport website, www.scjsc.com for any upcoming rides and events.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Surf Slam Event Coordinator.