About the project

The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles held annually at Bells Beach has been a hallmark event on the Indigenous surfing calendar since its re-birth in 2012. The event is a modern day gathering for First Nations people from across the country. The 2020 event was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, along with all other Indigenous surf contests across Australia, as such, no Australian Indigenous Titles were contested in 2020.

Unfortunately there was another Victorian Covid-19 outbreak just prior to the 2021 Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles which triggered a lockdown May 27th, one day prior to the events commencement. A decision was made at the time to postpone the event, with new dates being Friday 10th to Sunday 12th September 2021.

75% of competitors had already made the trip to Victoria when the lockdown announcement was made. To help alleviate some of the financial burden of two trips to Victoria, Surfing Victoria are aiming to raise $25,000 to be split equally across the field, in order to subsidise travel expenses.

Through the Australian Sports Foundation, any donation over $2 is tax deductible and would be greatly appreciated, so please donate today!

Note: If the event is unable to run the funds will be rolled into the next years event to support competitors traveling to the event.


  • Chris Kingston

    We had a community music event in Goolwa Beach South Australia last night to help your cause. Good luck every one.

  • Richard Gange

    Southcoast Boardriders Club Committee was unanimous in its support of this fundraiser. Best wishes to all.

  • Tim Lawson

    Have a good one

  • Matt Healy

    This is a great initiative to support the important role of Indig surfers in the broader surf community.

  • Adrian Kennelly

    A great event that is well worth supporting - from our spiritual home on Wadawurrung Country at Point Impossible (Possos).

  • Travis Thompson

    Best of luck to everyone.

  • Christopher Tappy

    Keep up the great work šŸ¤™

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  • Jason Castledine

    Have a fantastic contest. Would love to see more exposure to the event in surf and mainstream media to raise awareness of indigenous surfing and educate the masses.

  • Chad Schomberg

    Hope you score

  • Scott Winch

    Mandaang guwu (thank you)

  • Adam Robertson

    Happy to help

  • Chris Healy

    Always was. Always will be.

  • Judy Scanlon

    Hope all goes well for the rescheduled dates and event šŸ˜Š

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