Australia's bid for women's world title subject of doco
A Two Wave Total will be televised nationally on Channel Nine this Sunday
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 27 June, 2012 : - - Coolangatta -- A behind-the-scenes look into the lives of Australia’s best female professional surfers goes to air on Channel Nine this Sunday, July 1. Produced by Surfing Australia, A Two Wave Total follows Australia’s leading female surfers as they chase glory on the Australian leg of the ASP Women's World Championship Tour.
Stephanie Gilmore, Sally Fitzgibbons, Laura Enever, Tyler Wright, Rebecca Woods and junior star Nikki Van Dijk put it all on the line in front of their home fans at the Roxy Pro Gold Coast, Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach and Commonwealth Bank Beachley Classic in Sydney. A Two Wave Total follows their progress on the Dream Tour as they not only take on each other but the planet’s best female surfers in their quest for surfing’s ultimate honour – the World Title.
It will be broadcast nationally on Sunday, July 1, on Channel Nine at 1pm in Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth; and 2pm in Melbourne The program’s funding was provided by the Australian Sports Commission through its Australian Government’s Women in Sport Media Grants, a new initiative to increase the exposure and reach of women’s sport in the Australian media.
World No.2 Sally Fitzgibbons said she was excited by the support for women’s surfing in Australia. "This program will ensure that more Australians get to see wider coverage of exciting women’s surfing,” Sally said. “There has been a great leap forward in performance levels of women's surfing, so it'll be interesting to see where that momentum will take us."
Surfing Australia CEO Andrew Stark said The Women in Sport Media Grant was all about achieving increased media exposure for Australian female athletes and female events in the Australian market. “It will provide increased exposure for all Australian World Tour female surfers and the women’s events and assist us to develop and promote women’s surfing in Australia,” he said.
Source: Surfing Australia
Author: Tim Brimblecombe
Tags: Women's World Tour, Champions, Surfing Australia