Surf World Gold Coast would like to thank Blake Tabone, Managing Director of Surfing Exhibitions Australia, for providing us with a free exhibition space at the inaugural Australian Surfing Sports Expo which was held last weekend at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. With temperatures outside ranging from hot to extremely hot, the cool conditions inside the Expo were a welcome relief for all who attended.
There were a wide variety of stalls on offer over the three day event which included surfboard shapers, clothing stalls, skating gear, media outlets, body boards, stand up paddle boards, and much, much more. Of course the Surf World museum had a display featuring historic memorabilia due to the help of our amazing volunteers that generously gave their time to man the stall.
Highlights of the Expo included local shaping legend, Richard Harvey, entertaining the masses by shaping boards in his mobile shaping booth. Jack Knight also gave away a free board along with Go Pro, who gave away a Go Pro each day of the expo worth $500.
All in all it was a great event and hopefully one that continues to build with the support of the surfing industry. Surf World would like to thank all who gave their time and support over the Expo including Andrew, Annie, Bill, Dave, Joan, Susan, Terry and Rob with special mentions to Bob for all his hard work is setting up and taking down. And Bruce, from the Resto Shed, for providing his immaculate kombis to promote Surf World.
Surf World would also like to thank Scott Gillies from Surfing Queensland for providing Surf World with a booth at the Quiksilver and Roxy Pro, which is currently on at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast. Keep an eye out for the booth and especially for the Surf World 2014/2015 Calendar, which is filled with breathtaking images from world renown photographers. Retailing for $10!