February 8, 2021

Communities gather for the Woorangalook Koori Surfing Titles on Wadawurrung Country

The annual tradition has now been running for over 20 years and sees Indigenous Victorian surfers young and old come together to catch up, surf and share stories from the last 12 months.

2021 saw a slightly modified format due to COVID-19 restrictions with the 130 competitors spaced out into smaller groups throughout the weekend to ensure minimal contact between competitors.

“ It was amazing to catch up with the crew, have a yarn and go for a surf. Although the event ran slightly different to normal, the vibe was still the same and everyone was there to have a good time.” said Surfing Victoria Indigenous Aquatics Manager and Open Men’s Champion Jordie Campbell

The event gives community members from all skill levels and opportunity to compete with lessons being run for the beginners to being as well as heats for the more experienced competitors.

Full story at Surfing Victoria.

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Surf Coast Shire Council Acknowledges the Wadawurrung People, and Gulidjan and Gadubanud Peoples of the Eastern Maar, their Elders and leaders past, present and emerging as the Traditional Owners of the skies, land, waters and sea country across our municipality. We acknowledge their care and custodianship for more than 60,000 years, which continues today. We walk with them as we respectfully care for and tread lightly on these lands. We also extend that respect to all First Nations people who are part of the community.