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IM LAURA. The Ups, Downs and Merry-Go-Rounds of Pro Surfing

IM LAURA: The Ups, Downs and Merry Go Rounds of Pro Surfing

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Life on the road as a professional surfer has introduced Laura Enever to amazing people—it’s where she’s met some of her closest friends including boyfriend Granger Larsen. In the second installment of IM LAURA, we join Laura and her friends in Western Australia and Victoria for two of the biggest surf competitions of the season at Margaret River and Bells Beach. Despite pumping waves Laura struggles to find form, and the future starts to look a little uncertain; Laura opens up about the challenges she faces and highlights the importance of self trust whether that be in surfing or any aspect of life. Welcome to the ups, downs & merry go rounds of 2013. Season One, Part Two of Four.

Previous Episodes: Episode One, “IM LAURA: A New Beginning”

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ASP International Approves ASP WCT Status For Drug Aware Margaret River Pro. Full 2013 World Tour Schedule To Be Released This Week.

For Immediate Release

MARGARET RIVER, Western Australia (Monday, November 12, 2012) – In a major sporting coup for Western Australia, Premier Colin Barnett has announced that the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro has been granted World Championship Tour (WCT) status by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP).

“This is a fantastic outcome for WA and in particular the Margaret River region, as it will drive visitation and provide priceless international exposure,” Mr Barnett said.

“ASP WCT status guarantees that the top 34 ranked male and top 17 ranked female surfers in the world will compete at Margaret River, with the competition expanding to 12 days from the current seven. National and international media coverage is also expected to at least double to an estimated media equivalency value of $50 million.

The State Government supported Surfing WA’s bid for ASP WCT status through its events arm Eventscorp and with additional funding from Royalties for Regions’ Regional Events Program.

Tourism Minister, Dr Kim Hames said ASP WCT status confirmed the reputation of Margaret River’s Surfers Point as a world class surfing destination.

“Even as a Prime rated event, the sport’s second tier tour, the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro has been an outstanding success, especially in recent years. But WCT status will elevate Margaret River to the elite level alongside iconic surf locations like Hawaii’s Banzai Pipeline and Teahupoo in Tahiti,” Dr Hames said.

ASP WCT status for the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro will kick in next year for the women’s event and in 2014 for the men’s. Both ASP WCT licences extend until 2017.

“ASP is very pleased to announce the sanctioning of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro as a WCT event in the coming years,” Renato Hickel, ASP WCT Manager, said. “Margaret River is a long-standing event on the ASP World Tour and a favourite stop for many of the world’s top men’s and women’s surfers already. We are pleased to add such a quality event and location to our elite World Championship Tour.”

Yallingup local and perennial ASP World Title contender, Taj Burrow, will lead the world’s best surfers to his home region, beginning in 2014.

“This is an exciting time for Margaret River,” Burrow said. “The waves in the region are world class and to bring the ASP WCT-level surfers here is going to be big for the region. I get jealous of Mick (Fanning) and Joel (Parkinson) every year for having an event at their home and the advantage of getting to sleep in their beds and surf their local spots. I’m sure all the kids out West will be excited to see the world’s best surfers in their backyard.”

The ASP Women’s World Championship Tour, led five five-time ASP World Champion, Stephanie Gilmore, will commence sanctioning of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro this coming season in 2013.

Minister for Regional Development Brendon Grylls said the elevation of the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro to WCT status would facilitate a multitude of regional development outcomes, in fitting with the goal of Royalties for Regions.

“Events make a valuable contribution towards building strong sustainable regional communities that are desirable places to live because they improve the social amenity, add excitement, attract visitation and bolster local economies,” Mr Grylls said.

“The WCT upgrade also links perfectly with the $4million upgrade of facilities at Surfers Point funded by Royalties for Regions’ Supertowns initiative.”
ASP International will release a full 2013 schedule this week.

For more information, log onto to www.ASPWorldTour.com

So It Goes. A 5 Minute Short Film Starring Billabong Surfer, Felicity Palmateer.

So It Goes – A 5-Minute Short Film Starring Billabong Surfer, Felicity Palmateer

Billabong surfer Felicity Palmateer is 19 years old and currently ranked no. 19 on the World Qualifying Series. At the age of four her Dad noticed her passion for surfing and encouraged and helped her to follow her dream of becoming a professional surfer.

Having worked hard to make that dream come true Felicity now has to focus on maintaining it. Like any professional sportsperson she is constantly trying to keep her competitive edge – juggling constant travel for contests, training and representing a brand – all in the media spotlight. The steady scrutiny that comes with this isn’t easy. The pressure comes from every angle – especially from herself.

When the pressure of competitive surfing gets overwhelming Felicity takes solace in the one thing she loves most – surfing. Shot on the pristine beaches of Margaret River, WA, this film demonstrates that although people can tell you which way to go, in the end you have to forge your own path.

Presented by the American based Action Sports online TV channel – Inspired TV http://inspiredmedia.tv/ and produced by internationally awarded film makers CosWeCan, So It Goes gives viewers a little insight into the mind of an elite athlete, what they have to deal with, and how they manage to keep on keeping on.

‘When the going gets tough, I go for a surf – and everything just seems to fall into place. When I’m having a problem I get in the water and seem to find a solution.’ says Palmateer. DOP Clare Plueckhahn hopes ‘that everyone can take something away from this clip, as everyone who is out there trying to make it in whatever field they are in faces challenges daily. This is just a little reminder to never lose sight the things that you love – because in the end that’s the reason why you keep doing what you do.’

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Felicity Palmateer and her father Warrick Palmateer

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ABOUT COSWECAN
We’re a team of content creators telling stories through words, stills and film. Clare shoots and I (Fran) write. We both create and produce. At the moment we’re working on a new feature and a couple of short films. If we’re not at our computers, we’re in the ocean, at the movies or on a mountain. http://www.coswecan.com.au

CONTACT
Fran Derham – fran@coswecan.com.au / +61 (3) 402 257 323 / Fran on Twitter
Clare Plueckhahn – clare@coswecan.com.au / +61 (3) 422 592 601 / Clare on Twitter

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