The Surf City Project is a Paddle Tasmania initiative, lead by current Churchill Fellow Adam Dickenson with an expert team, advocating for the development of a whitewater and surfing facility in the Launceston region. The project aims to create world-class urban river surfing and whitewater recreation facilities for everyone to enjoy, every day.
The project scope is outlined below.
The Surf City Project
Strapline: To create world class urban river surfing and whitewater recreation facilities for everyone to enjoy, every day.
Opportunity: Land locked communities do not have any surf beaches. However, by reshaping dangerous man made weirs into ‘wave shapers’ or ‘whitewater parks,’ we can create world class deep water standing surf waves and river rapids that are super fun, safe and accessible.
Plan for the funding: Based on our experience visiting cities in the northern hemisphere, we are confident that the Launceston region can become the world’s best river surfing and whitewater recreation destination. River surfing/whitewater facilities act as recreation hubs that connect individuals to each other and to nature. We know that surfing makes people happier, healthier and more productive. We intend to to commission an independent research report into the economic benefits of river surfing facilities and whitewater tourism. This report is an essential step in securing funding for construction. Amount requested $10,000.
The Surf City Project is a Paddle Tasmania initiative lead by current Churchill Fellow Adam Dickenson. Our expert team includes Geoff MacQueen, Peter Sebbage, Kevin Turner, Paul Steane and John Borojevic. The Surf City Project presents a rare opportunity for a ‘win-win-win.’ A win for our community, a win for our environment and a win for our economy!
We would like to ask if you could please support this project by voting for it, as we see this as a great opportunity for the whole community. The voting process is fairly easy, you can follow the steps below to vote for the project.
How to Vote
2. Register (top right)
3. Check your email
4. Click ‘activate now’ link in your email
5. Click ‘Explore and Do’ (top left)
6. Click ‘Great Regional City Challenge’
7. Click ‘VOTE NOW’
8. Scroll down the list until you find the ‘SURF CITY PROJECT’ (Number 38)
9. Click box next to SURF CITY PROJECT
10. Click ‘CAST VOTES’ (bottom left)
11. Log out
12. Feel good for the rest of the day
13. Get ready for hopefully a great summer!
Voting closes 31 May 2020, so make sure you get your votes in before the closing date.