GAME ON FOR VB SLAB OF THE YEAR TRIP AT TAVARUA

16 Mar 2012 0 Share

GAME ON FOR VB SLAB OF THE YEAR TRIP AT TAVARUA

GAME ON FOR VB SLAB OF THE YEAR TRIP AT TAVARUA

(16th March, 2012): WHILE the ASP Top 34 will do battle in the ultimate Dream Tour venues of Cloudbreak and Restaurants in June, Gold Coast lifeguard Scott Wildin will join Australian big wave legend Ross Clarke-Jones on the wave-rich Fjii island of Tavarua from tomorrow for the surf trip of a lifetime.

Wildin’s early morning, endless Kirra barrel in January, 2011 won him the VB Slab of the Year award.

VB and Surfing Australia created the VB Slab of the Year competition for Australia's 2.5 million surfers and its rare breed of hardcore watermen. It was an online competition exclusive to www.surfingaustralia.com/vb/ which offered the chance for Australian surfers to win a weekly prize for the best tube or gnarliest wave surfed in Australian waters.

For his efforts, Wildin won an all expenses paid surf trip for him and good mate John Cummings to the wave-rich Fiji island of Tavarua with Ross Clarke-Jones. Their trip will feature in Surfing World Magazine and on Television 4 via Surfing Australia TV.

Forecasts are predicting a small to mid-range east-southeast swell to hit Tavarua across the next week, with a moist east-southeast wind flow prevailing with associated smooth seas.

Wildin, who was still on patrol on the Gold Coast beaches today, said he was looking forward to the trip.

"I've been keeping an eye on the weather and it looked like a cyclone might build off New Zealand, but at this stage it looks promising towards the middle of next week for a bump in swell. Plus, the winds look light and in the perfect direction."

"I've never been to Fiji before, so I'm super excited. I've been scoping out what boards to take and I'm sure we'll all have fun - it's paradise."
 
Tavarua Island is only a short boat ride from Cloubreak – a powerful and challenging, world class wave.

For more information please visit – www.surfingaustralia.com/vb/
 
For more information on Tavarua Island Resort – www.tavarua.com

About Tavarua Island Resort:

Tavarua Island Resort, the beautifully heart shaped island of the South Pacific is the premier surf and water sports resort in Fiji. Whether you are in need of a hard core surf vacation with your mates or travelling with your family or girlfriend's looking for fun, adventure or relaxation, then Tavarua Island Resort is the perfect destination. Situated in the Mamanuca Island chain the resort is within close proximity of seven unique waves including the famous and iconic Cloudbreak and Restaurants, definitely two world-class breaks.

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