The Victorian Indigenous Surfing Program is the key initiative of Surfing Victoria’s Indigenous Strategic Pillar and is one of the longest running Indigenous engagement programs in the country.
Now in its 23rd year, the program uses Surfing as a way to connect Indigenous Victorians with the ocean whilst learning new skills, water safety knowledge and healthy habits. Strong Aboriginal community leadership and engagement in culturally safe and engaging environments that are inclusive, respectful and flexible are they core values of the program to ensure its success.
Horsham SUP Program’s
Tuesday October 12th 2021
Tuesday Octover 26th 2021
Tuesday November 9th 2021
Tuesday November 23rd 2021
Ballarat SUP Prorgam’s
Thursday October 14th 2021
Thursday October 28th 2021
Thursday November 11th 2021
Thursday November 25th 2021
Warrnambool Ocean Awareness Program
Wednesday October 20th 2021
Wednesday November 3rd 2021
Wednesday November 17th 2021
Wednesday December 1st 2021
Wednesday December 15th 2021
Warrnambool/Surf Coast Ocean Awareness Program
Thursday October 21st 2021
Thursday November 4th 2021
Thursday November 18th 2021
Thursday December 2nd 2021
Thursday December 16th 2021
For more information and to register contact Jordie Campbell : firstname.lastname@example.org – 0488 935 183
Meet the Mentors
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- Surfing Victorian’s Indigenous Aquatics manager
- 11x Victorian Indigenous Champion
- Was first introduced to the program in 2006
- Wadawurrung Traditional Owner
- Surfing Victoria Board Member
- Was first involved in the program 15 plus years ago
- Founder and CEO of Strong Brother Strong Sister
- Started as a participant of the Indigenous Surfing Program in the early 2000’s
- Program Mentor
- Started as a participant in 2014
- Program Catalyst in 1998
- Former Indigenous Aquatics Officer
“The girls have been dealing with a lot of social issues, the program and surfing has been an amazing outlet for them”
– Shane Bell
"To see Jarrah’s little face absolutely ecstatic after catching his first few white waters to beach was priceless and makes me enthusiastic for us to continue down this path of enjoying the ocean and learning to surf whenever possible. I think this program you guys run is fantastic."
"For 6 years I've been volunteering to take kids away to Koori Surfing programs across the state. All the kids engaged in everything, from learning to surf and their culture... these events are so important for our mob in so many ways!"
– Naomi Murphy
“Its amazing to see everyone doing the programs together, elders getting to come down and see their kids, grandchildren and all doing it together as one big community."
– Teresa Free