Sponsorship Opportunities


On behalf of the Local Stewardship Committee of the Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve, I invite you to consider sponsoring the 1st International Surfing Symposium, being held on the Gold Coast from 13th - 14th March 2017.

This inaugural conference aims to raise the profile of World Surfing Reserves and their various environmental missions, and to create awareness and seek solutions for a safe, cleaner surfing environment. 

By bringing together world surfing legends, surfing conservationists, environmental and social scientists, surfing industry and the sustainability and eco-surfing conscientious, we will explore future solutions for surf sustainability, recycling of surfing products, removal of plastics and investigate ways of having cleaner, healthy oceans. The conference will address all sorts of issues including overcrowding, and seek positive solutions for all those who enjoy our wonderful oceanic lifestyle.

A Surf and Science theme from leading academics discussing the latest research for coastal engineering, technology, management of beaches is a whole new dynamic and a first as such.

I look forward to your involvement in the International Surfing Symposium and to meeting with you and your representatives on the Gold Coast in March 2017.


Andrew McKinnon
Gold Coast World Surfing Reserve Inc.