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Victoria enters deal for dedicated swell forecasts

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Surfing Victoria names Coastalwatch PLUS as Official Swell Forecaster

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 4 December, 2013 - Torquay, Victoria - Australia's leading swell forecasting website, Coastalwatch, have partnered with Surfing Victoria as the Official Swell Forecaster for the state.

The partnership will provide selected Victorian events with a dedicated swell forecasts as well as providing media support to events. Surfing Victoria members will also benefit from the partnership with every new and renewing member gaining 3 months free access to Coastalwatch PLUS.

Surfing Victoria CEO, Max Wells, is looking forward to working with Coastalwatch and providing more value to members.

"This partnership with Coastalwatch is fantastic for all of our members and competitors. It will allow our events team to make more informed decisions on events and run our events in better waves."

"Surfing Victoria Members will also benefit with 3-month access to Coastalwatch PLUS when membership is renewed or a new member signs up which will commence in the new-year."

Since its inception in 1998, Coastalwatch has been committed to bringing the coast to you. With the largest network of live beach cam vision, daily surf reports and surf forecasts in Australia along with news and features from around the country’s coast, it’s grown into the Australia’s most popular coastal portal.

Using our camera network and working with some of the country’s pre-eminent coastal scientists our monitoring arm, CoastalCOMS, provides vital real-time data on beach erosion, risk and surf quality for councils and governments, lifeguards and rescue services.

Coastalwatch’s community focus also lends support to groups and charities such as Surfing Australia, Surfing NSW, Surfing Victoria, Surfrider Foundation Australia, SurfAid International, Surf Life Saving Australia and numerous volunteer rescue organisations.

Surfing Victoria in association with Coastalwatch will offer affiliated Boardriders clubs access to the premium forecasting site, Coastalwatch Plus to assist in the development of Boardriders club surfing and club surfing events.
For more information about Coastalwatch Plus head to

Surfing Victoria is proudly supported by Coastalwatch PLUS, Be the Influence, VicHealth, Team Up, Play it Safe by the Water & The Victorian Government.

Liam Robertson

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