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As the waves crashed onto the shores of Middleton Point, more than 200 competitors vied for State Surfing Championship glory, but most importantly, creating some good inclusive vibes along the way. Starting on Friday 29th April and ending on Sunday 1st May, the Surfing South Australia, 2022 Southern Surf Festival was a three-day celebration of surfing and competition in South Australia. With several competitions held such as: shortboard, longboard and kneeboard surfing as well as a twin-fin and single-fin interclub event, the event still loves a friendly contest, but has “cut back” on the competition aspect and become more focused on the love of surfing in recent years. Southern Surf Festival event organizer Craig Potgieter said the Fleurieu community really bought into the event and helped the organizers, which was really appreciated. “The residents were really great and supportive,” Craig said. “Several helped us with electricity, garbage collection and even let us park on their property with our vans and trailers. They really opened up their homes to us and supported the event. Middleton Point was the perfect location for the three-day event and provided a great setting for competition.” What’s amazing about Middleton Point is that it’s like an amphitheater,” Craig said. don’t really notice it unless you’re a competitor, when you look back it’s like a huge grandstand with people everywhere. It feels like you’re at Adelaide Oval, but surfing. It’s a weird feeling. “But, the surf there is known as one of the most consistent in the world. It caters to everyone and different levels of surfers. It’s a natural and beautiful place to hold an event like this. this.” Victor Harbor native, Paralympic world champion Jocelyn Neumueller, said it was great to be home to compete. “It’s been a year since I competed at home and it was great to get out there and see people get involved,” Neumueller said. “The Southern Surf Festival is the only event that has a para division at the moment, so seeing people in surfing at all levels is fantastic. There were more people this year in the para division than the last year. There were also a lot of people with disabilities looking at someone wanting to get involved in surfing. “Having the sport on show and seeing people wanting to get involved was the most important thing for me. I love the competitive side, but seeing people get involved is a bigger highlight for me. The para division is there for everyone.” The exhibition can help people get involved and puts also highlight the abilities of the parasurfers.” For full competition results, go to www.southernsurffestival.com.au. To keep up to date with all things surfing in South Australia, please follow: www.southernsurffestival.com.au. facebook.com/surfing-south-australia.

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As the waves crashed onto the shores of Middleton Point, more than 200 competitors vied for State Surfing Championship glory, but most importantly, creating some good inclusive vibes along the way.

Starting on Friday 29th April and ending on Sunday 1st May, the Surfing South Australia, 2022 Southern Surf Festival was a three-day celebration of surfing and competition in South Australia.

With several competitions held such as: shortboard, longboard and kneeboard surfing as well as a twin-fin and single-fin interclub event, the event still loves a friendly contest, but has “cut back” on the competition aspect and become more focused on the love of surfing in recent years.

Southern Surf Festival event organizer Craig Potgieter said the Fleurieu community really bought into the event and helped the organizers, which was really appreciated.

“The residents were really great and supportive,” Craig said.

“Several helped us with electricity, garbage collection and even let us park on their property with our vans and trailers.

“They really opened their homes to us and supported the event.”

Middleton Point was the perfect location for the three-day event and provided an excellent setting for competition.

“The amazing thing about Middleton Point is that it’s like an amphitheater,” Craig said.

“You don’t really notice it unless you’re a competitor, when you look back it’s like a huge grandstand with people everywhere. You feel like you’re at Adelaide Oval, but just surfing. is a weird feeling.

“But, the surf there is known as one of the most consistent in the world. It caters to everyone and different levels of surfers. It’s a natural and beautiful place to host an event like this. this.”

Victor Harbor native, Paralympic world champion Jocelyn Neumueller, said it was great to be home to compete.

“It’s been a year since I competed at home and it was great to get out there and see people get involved,” Neumueller said.

“The Southern Surf Festival is the only event that has a para division at the moment, so seeing people in the surf, whatever their ability, is fantastic.

“There were more people this year in the para division than last year. There were also a lot of people with disabilities looking at someone wanting to get involved in surfing.

“Showing the sport and seeing people wanting to get involved was the most important thing for me. I love the competitive side, but seeing people get involved is a bigger highlight for me.

“It’s not just for people with disabilities to have the para division, it’s there for everyone.

“The exhibition can help people get involved and also highlights the abilities of parasurfers.”

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