Fijian youth program off to a flying start

Published on: March 23, 2014

Filled Under: Development, Education, SUP, Surfing, water safety

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Surfer and finance industry executive Rob Bell has donated 3 brand new surfboards to the Fiji Surfing Assoc junior development program. Rob flew into Fiji for a week of surfing on the main island and catching up with old surfing buddies from during his time working in Fiji five years ago.

He had these comments during our short interview with him, “The original idea was JPs – get some good new performance boards under the feet of keen talented kids. I was lucky to work & live in Fiji for three years and surf more than I had in the previous 10. I now visit each year and this was a good way to give back a little. This time next year I would love to be back in the line up and and see local kids ripping it up on these boards, throwing the sort of turns I can only dream of.
The shaper is former world tour surfer Glyndyn Ringrose of Island Surfboards, Phillip Island (Victoria, Australia) where I surf at home whenever I can”

– Rob Bell, Melbourne, Australia

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