Gold Coast, Australia (Tuesday 24th February, 2009): THE world’s best surfers took time out of their preparation for this weekend’s Quiksilver Pro presented by LG Mobile to give back to the local kids with the inaugural Surf With the Stars being held at Duranbah on the Gold Coast today.
Over 100 local board riders joined 15 of the world’s elite surfers including 2007 world champion Mick Fanning (Coolangatta) and world no.2 Bede Durbidge (Currumbin) for an afternoon of surfing.
Surf With The Stars is an initiative of the pro surfers’ union World Professional Surfers (WPS), and is aimed to increase grassroots contact with young surfers and inspire the kids of today with a positive message.
Fanning, who was one of the key movers behind the successful event said, “It’s a way for us to give back and provide advice to the grommets as well as put back into the community that welcomes all the pros to the Gold Coast each year.”
The kids appearing on the day have been pre-selected to take part in the event already by a network of board-riding clubs stretching across both the Gold & Tweed Coast.
The top 45 ASP World Tour surfers are on the Gold Coast for the Quiksilver Pro, which kicks off in Coolangatta later this week.
SUPPORTED BY: Worldprosurfers.com, Kirra Surfriders Club & The Mitchell Surfing Foundation.