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Celebration of Australian Women in Surf Gala 2017

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It was a pleasure to attend the Sally Fitzgibbons Foundation Celebration of Australian Women in Surf at the Novotel Manly Pacific over the weekend.

Listening to all the stories from female surfing greats like Pam Burridge and Layne Beachley is a never ending source of inspiration as well as learning opportunity. So many of these women fought external as well as internal battles that have shaped the landscape for other women in surfing to be able to have the careers we have to today, as well as for females in general to be treated equally in the water at any level of surfing from social to professional level.

Thank you to Canon Australia for having me. It is a pleasure to be part of group that so strongly supports women in surfing.

Noosa Surf Film Festival 2017 / Canon Surf Photo Workshops

I have never formally taught anyone how to take a surf photo, so it was with nervous excitement that I lead two surf photography workshops with Canon Australia in conjunction with the Noosa Surf Film Festival.

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My camera feels like an extension of my arm, so showing people the ropes ended up coming quite naturally to me. It was such a pleasure meeting the diverse group of surf and camera enthusiasts. It goes to show that surfing and photography are such inclusive pastimes. I was so excited to see the enthusiasm from young and old in learning new skills and having the opportunity to try all of Canon’s latest camera gear!

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The film festival is such a highlight for Noosa. With so many awesome events including arts and music at the Thomas Surfboards factory, surfboard shaping with Andrew Warhurst, and of course the film screenings including our feature Women In Surf Series, there is no better reason to put Noosa in the calendar every October!

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Canon - Women in Surf

Super excited to share a piece of my story of women in surf, alongside Sally Fitzgibbons , Brooke Farris, Belinda Baggs and Macy Callaghan. Thank you so much to Canon Australia for making this possible!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT THE VIDEO and see more of the stories!

Photo by Ed Sloane // Canon Australia