Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Best of Two Worlds Coming Together at Alex

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Best of Two Worlds Coming Together at Alex

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SURFING: Some of the Coast's best surfers and skaters are set to flock to Alexandra Headland for the Sunshine Toyota/Alex Surf Club Pro Am this weekend.

Top-seeded surfers taking part in the contest include Blake Wilson, Cory Ziems, Jack Freestone, Mitchell James, Nic Jones, Thomas Cervi, Thomas Woods and Wade Carmichael.

Contest organiser and former World Championship Tour surfer Shane Bevan labels the event a potential springboard for local surfers.

"This could be the start of a career for them," he said.

"The support we've had going into this event has been unreal.

"It's great that so many of us share the same vision for the future of Sunshine Coast surfing and have been able to work together in establishing what we hope will become an annual weekend of events and entertainment."

Alex surf club general manager Ashley Robinson believes the event is an opportunity for aspiring surfers to secure funds as they chase professional careers. …

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