Alecia Rudge Scores Dream Fiji Trip by Winning VB Surf Shout of the Year

21 Dec 2012 0 Share

Alecia Rudge Scores Dream Fiji Trip by Winning VB Surf Shout of the Year

Alecia Rudge Scores Dream Fiji Trip by Winning VB Surf Shout of the Year

When Alecia Rudge went on a surf trip with some mates to Crescent Head for a memorial surf competition, little did she know that it was a moment to savour.

Rudge’s surf sojourn has now earned her a trip to Fiji’s surfing heaven Tavarua by winning the 2012 VB Surf Shout of the Year competition.

VB and Surfing Australia created the VB Surf Shout competition for Australia's 2.5 million surfers. It was an online competition exclusive to www.surfingaustralia.com/vb/ which offered the chance for Australian surfers to win a monthly prize for their best surf trip moment with their mates.

For her efforts, Rudge has won a once in a lifetime surf trip for herself and three mates to the wave-rich Fiji island of Tavarua, along with 4 Nikon digital cameras and one surf kit (surfboard, fins, legrope and boardbag).

Rudge was elated with the win. “I've never won something like this before,” she said. “Thank you so much Surfing Australia and VB. Will be celebrating with a few tonight for sure.”

“Every year on the eleventh of the eleventh, we celebrate the birth of Tommy Gray and commemorate it with a surfing comp of epic proportions – the TG Invitational.

“Cutties and floaters are frowned upon on this day, with the highest points awarded to the likes of board swaps, cockroaches and signature moves relevant to your character or theme for the year.

“Previous themes have included California Games, Pirate, Superheros and 2012 saw a Circus theme.”

Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark said: “Surfing Australia is happy to announce a great winner for the VB Surf Shout of the Year and we are really pleased that a recreational surfer won the fantastic prize.

“We received some fabulous entries for the VB Surf Shout.
 
“Tavarua Island Resort in Fiji is the absolute ultimate surfing destination for any surfer.
 
“We thank VB for the initiative and support of this fantastic program rewarding everyday Aussie surfers.”

Victoria Bitter General Manager Richard Oppy said “VB is proud to be associated with grassroots surfing. This particular comp featured a fantastic prize and whilst there were some amazing images submitted, Alecia’s entry was a stand out.”

Tavarua Island Resort General Manager Dylan Fish said they’re excited to officially welcome the winner and her mates to Fiji.

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

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