Wet'n'Wild in Western Sydney offers surf program with Surfing New South Wales
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 September, 2016 - Surfing NSW will ensure Western Sydney reaps the benefits of a surfing experience, thanks to a new partnership with Wet'n'Wild Sydney, which will see a brand new surf school operating in the Sydney suburb of Prospect.
Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events and Minister for Sport, Stuart Ayres said people of all ages will now get to experience a safe and exciting wave which is right in the heart of the action in Western Sydney.
“Finally surfing fans get the chance to experience the Western Sydney wave, all in the grounds of the exciting Wet’n’Wild at Prospect,” Mr Ayres said.
“With 2500 – 3500 people set to take part in lessons between September and April, beginners, children and school groups as well as corporate groups are all welcome to get on down and ride the wave.”
The Wet‘n’Wild Sydney Surf School is set to open on September 27 and be run daily between 7am and 9am, catering to the population of Greater Western Sydney.
“This is a great development which will open up our sport to a whole new cohort of kids,” said Luke Madden, Chief Executive of Surfing NSW. “It takes surf culture and its healthy lifestyle to Greater Sydney’s heartland.”
Surfing NSW’s Chairman, John O’Neill, said the development was particularly exciting in the context of surfing’s acceptance into the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, announced last month.
“Over time, we expect some great talent to emerge from this broader catchment area,” he said. “After all, three-time world champion Mick Fanning grew up in Penrith.”
Village Roadshow Theme Parks Senior Brand Manager Selena Magill said Surfing NSW had entered into a licensee agreement with Wet’n’Wild’s owners, Village Roadshow Theme Parks, which would see the two organisations undertaking joint promotional activity.
“We're really excited to be partnering with Surfing NSW to announce the Wet’n’Wild Sydney Surf School is coming to the park this season. This is set to be a terrific partnership and will provide a wonderful opportunity for the people of Western Sydney to participate in a genuine surfing experience in a safe and controlled manner.”
Ocean and Earth have come on board as a major partner to provide surfboards and accessories to start the surf school off with the best equipment.