World-First Solar Powered Surf Festival Hits Waves at Duranbah

Posted on Monday, April 04, 2016

A world-first carbon neutral surfing event is being held at Duranbah on Sunday 24 April as part of the Gold and Tweed Coast’s Student Surf Festival 2016.

The event is open to all Gold Coast university students and began as a way to integrate the international student community and the Australian student community through surfing.

In a world first for surfing, the Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences has built Australia’s largest solar-powered audio-visual production system, The ‘Sunflower’ which will be used to power the PA and computer judging systems from renewable resources. 

This competitive and environmentally friendly event will not only feature great surfing but an expression session with some great prizes. A JS Surfboard signed by all the World Tour competitors will also be auctioned at Komune Resort to raise money for the Volunteer Tweed Marine Rescue.

For more information on the event, visit 

Image credit: Blank Gold Coast

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