Our commitment of $3 million to Surfing WA to replace its ageing and outdated headquarters with a new Operations Centre at Trigg Beach.
Surfing WA has been the governing body of surfing in Western Australia since 1964, covering all surfing codes including longboarding, body boarding and stand up paddle boarding. Surfing WA hosts the annual Drug Aware Margaret River Pro surf competition and runs local and regional contests throughout WA most weekends.
In addition to teaching thousands of kids all over the State to surf each year, Surfing WA trains judges and officials, develops educational programs, works with elite surfers and future professionals, and advocates for surfers all over WA. Western Australia’s surfing beaches are a great attraction to tourists and surfing competitions promote a Western Australian lifestyle to the world and attract thousands of visitors to Western Australia. Surfing WA plays a major role in promoting the sport in the wider Western Australian community and ensuring that thousands of young people are introduced to the sport and taught to surf safely.
With the increased profile and popularity of the sport, Surfing WA has undergone significant growth in participation and demand for training, and education programs since 2010. Its current premises in a converted kiosk building at Trigg Beach are old and no longer big enough to accommodate Surfing WA. Our Commitment A Liberal Government will provide $3 million to Surfing WA to replace its ageing and outdated headquarters with a new Operations Centre at Trigg Beach. The Liberals recognise the growing popularity of the sport of surfing and its important role in keeping Western Australians active and enjoying outdoor activity.
A Better Building A new building will have more space for surfing lessons, and other programs, expanded operational and training equipment storage, more parking, better beach access and more room for staff offices and workstations.
The preferred location is approximately 250m south of the existing facility in a grassed area between Trigg Beach car parks one and two which is currently vested in the City of Stirling. This location provides ideal access to the best year-round surf conditions in the metropolitan area and is the preferred location for surfing competitions with the best metropolitan wave conditions in terms of size and shape. Surfing WA would continue operating out of their current facility while construction takes place.