SURFING – 2011 ISA WORLD MASTERS SURFING CHAMPIONSHIPS – 16TH - 23RD OCTOBER, 2011 – PUNTA ROCA, EL SALVADOR.
|Layne Beachley (Sydney, NSW) will be a driving force behind TravelSIM Team Australia at the ISA World Masters Surfing Championships in Punta Roca, El Salvador.|
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(FRIDAY 5TH AUGUST, 2011): WITH over ten Australian Surfing Titles and seven ASP World Titles between them, TravelSIM Team Australia will have their sights set on the gold medal when they compete at the ISA World Masters Surfing Championships in Punta Roca, El Salvador from 16th - 23rd October, 2011.
The ISA World Masters Surfing Championships will see over 20 countries and over 150 surfers competing in the Masters, Grand Masters, Kahuna and Grand Kahuna divisions.
Current ISA Masters World Champion Rod Baldwin will return to defend his title after his gold medal victory for Australia at the 2010 ISA World Masters Surfing Championships in Panama.
“I am really looking forward to not only defending my title, but also representing Australia again,” said Baldwin.
“I have never surfed in El Salvador before and this definately adds to the excitement.”
Seven times ASP World Champion Layne Beachley will be representing Australia in the women’s division for the first time.
“This is the first time that I have represented Australia in a team competition and I am looking forward to the experience,” said Beachley.
“The ISA Masters will be my first elite surfing competition since I retired from the ASP World Tour and I am already preparing to get back into the competitive environment. I have planned my physical training program and I have just spent the weekend with my surf coach Steve Forman to start focusing on the event.”
“I am always excited about the prospect of surfing a new wave and I have begun setting aside surfboards that I believe will perform well at Punta Roca,” she said.
The Masters TravelSIM Team Australia representatives will include:
Female Masters (35 years or older)
- Layne Beachley (NSW)
Male Masters (35 years or older)
- Mark Richardson (QLD)
- Toby Martin (NSW)
Grand Masters (40 years or older)
- Scott Myers (NSW)
- John Schmidenberg (NSW)
Kahuna's (45 years or older)
- Rowan Sapwell (VIC)
- Dean Shaw (NSW)
Grand Kahuna (50 years or older)
- Rod Baldwin (NSW)
Surfing Australia would like to recognise the Australian Sports Commission (ASC), TravelSIM and Suncorp for their continuing support of the Team Australia Program.
The Australian Sports Commission is the Government body that develops, supports and invests in sport at all levels in Australia. Surfing Australia works closely with the Australian Sports Commission to develop surfing from community participation to high performance level.
For more information please visit http://www.surfingaustralia.com/ or http://www.travelsim.net.au/
Jake White, Surfing Australia, M. 0422 987 069 E.email@example.com