Articles tagged with "GSI"


Posted by: on December 15th, 2009

As the off-beach entertainment for the Global Surf Industries Noosa Festival of Surfing, presented by Golden Breed, heats up, with additions to the program coming thick and fast, tickets went on sale on line last week for four ticketed events to be held at the Surf City village at Lions Park.

  • Richard Tognetti’s The Glide, with vision by Jon Frank and Jack McCoy, promises to be an outstanding performance, combining the master violinist’s twin passions for surf and music. Also featuring Satu Vanska and other members of the Australian Chamber Orchestra. Supported by Peter Howe and Tim Gaze.
  • Noosa Longboards presents Gidget’s Girls Night Out. A perfect retro fit, featuring special guest Kathy Kohner, (the original Gidget), live music, movies and a ‘50s swimsuit parade.
  • Going Vertical. The world premiere of the long-awaited documentary of the shorboard revolution will be a night to remember for surfers of all ages, with Bob McTavish, Dick Brewer and a host of surf stars in attendance.
  • Saturday Night at Surf City, with six great acts, headlined by The Beautiful Girls and Ash Grunwald. The climax to a week of killer entertainment.

Earlybird ticket prices now available, including a Platinum Pass to all ticketed events for just $165.

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Posted by: on October 21st, 2009

Who needs a new surfboard???? Now’s your chance.

As part of the Manly Festival of Surfing (5-8 Nov) Global Surf Industries will be sponsoring a 7S One Design event and there are 16 places up for grabs.

The One Design Competition is open to everyone who can surf, basically by entering you go into the draw to win a spot in one of the four heats. If you win your heat you go through to the final and the overall winner gets the Super Fish of their choice.

Go to: to enter.


The 7S Superfish

The 7S Superfish


Posted by: on July 2nd, 2009

Trudy Croad and Phil Jarratt (kneeling) hand over the loot to festival beneficiaries Keren Ruki (SurfAid International), Cynthia Hunter (Red Cross) and Moy Sweetman (Frangipani Dreams). Photo Jason McCallum.

Trudy Croad and Phil Jarratt (kneeling) hand over the loot to festival beneficiaries Keren Ruki (SurfAid International), Cynthia Hunter (Red Cross) and Moy Sweetman (Frangipani Dreams). Photo Jason McCallum.

The 2009 Global Surf Industries Noosa Festival of Surfing, presented by Golden Breed, raised almost $19,500 to split between three beneficiary charities – Surf Aid, the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal and Frangipani Dreams.

At a hand-over of the donations in Noosa yesterday, Festival director Phil Jarratt and sponsorship manager Trudy Croad thanked major sponsor Global Surf Industries for the donation of 35 surfboards, and the artists from around Australia who donated their time and talent to create works of art from them. Jarratt said the silent auction of art surfboards had contributed more than $11,000, while the world champions teams auction had raised a further $7,500, and a Red Cross bucket appeal during a free concert had raised $800 cash.

“So many people contributed to this in so many ways,” Jarratt said. “Artists, musicians, sporting champions, surf companies, volunteers…the list is endless. But the main contribution came from everyone who participated in the Noosa Festival of Surfing in a spirit of generosity. With more than 500 competitors it’s the biggest surfing event in the world, but it’s also the happiest. The people who come to our event year after year know how lucky they are to be surfers, and they want to give back.”

Jarratt said major sponsors Global Surf Industries and Golden Breed had already committed to the 2010 festival, to be held March 14-21, and a full event program would be released during July. The festival website will be live and accepting entries from August 1.

Aloha Surfboards Goes Global

Posted by: on October 16th, 2008

Aloha Surf International is pleased to announce it has entered into a licence agreement with Global Surf Industries to manufacture and distribute a specialised range of Aloha surfboards worldwide.  

The arrangement will provide distribution of the iconic Australian surfboard brand through the Global Surf Industries (GSI) core surf dealership network into over 50 countries.

Initially, GSI will offer four models from the Aloha range aimed primarily at the high performance end of the market. The new Aloha GSI models; AFI Pro, AF2 Turbo, the Stryker and the Quickshift have been designed to offer surfers a comprehensive range of performance surfboard options. Aloha Brand Ambassador, Surfboard Manager and former WCT surfer, Richie Lovett, will spearhead the Aloha GSI surfboard program.

Richie spoke enthusiastically about the opportunity. “We wanted to make sure the new models offered something for pros and elite level surfers right through to the weekend surfer. The range itself features two high performance short board variations, an all-round short board and a performance fish model. Although each model is designed primarily for performance surfing we have structured the sizes to offer a valid option for the intermediate surfer as well. A great deal of time and energy has gone into designing these boards and translating feedback from our team riders has been a key part of the formula to producing this specialised Aloha GSI range”.

GSI has built an enviable reputation for surfboard manufacturing excellence and have created a superb global sales and distribution network that will now include the famed Aloha brand which will sit alongside the existing brands of Webber, McTavish, Walden, Modern, South Point, 7S, NSP and Blue.

GSI President and Managing Director, Mark Kelly believes, “The addition of Aloha will add an exciting new dimension to our current product range and will offer our dealers a complete solution for their customers. Aloha has maintained a strong position for quality and performance surfing since its inception and the pedigree of the brand linked to former world champion surfers and the current Aloha team riders will allow us to showcase the brand globally like never before.”

Richie adds; “We are excited about this deal as it means we will be working closely with the current team riders including, Luke Munro, Mark Matthews, Zahn Foxton, Matt Bemrose and Jarrah Tutton to continually develop, test and evolve our designs to meet the needs of surfers everywhere. Having access to these ‘test pilots’ is invaluable because it ensures the right product goes to market.”

The Aloha GSI range will be available in Australian stores this summer. Northern Hemisphere release will be March 2009.


The Aloha brand has a history that stretches over 30 years with former World Champions and many of the world’s top professional surfers having enjoyed success riding Aloha surfboards. From its inception back in 1978 Aloha steadily rose to become one of the most popular and recognizable surfboard brands around the world. Aloha currently houses a stable of world-class shapers and maintains a high profile team of quality surfers.

Bob McTavish in store next week to launch 2009 range

Posted by: on October 8th, 2008

McTavish surfboards in conjunction with Global Surf Industries are excited to announce that Bob McTavish will be visiting Sydney next week to launch the 2009 range of boards. This range features new models and a new technology.

New Longboard models include the F4 and Fireball Evolution. The new technology sees three models now available in Global Surf Industries exclusive SLX construction. This super lightweight EPS/Epoxy layup makes the board really come alive.

If you would like to meet Bob and talk surfboards then come along to:

SurfCulture – Bondi Junction – Friday 17th Oct – 6 – 9pm

Bennett’s Surfboards – Brookvale – Saturday 18th – Oct 9am – 12 noon

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