The Noosa Malibu Club is pleased to announce the major participation of Global Surf Industries as the primary partner in the 2007 Noosa Festival of Surfing, together with the support of APN News & Media. The Festival, beginning March 5, 2007 is now a week long celebration of Longboarding, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Music, Film and Surf Culture.

Mark Kelly, the Managing Director of Global Surf Industries, said “We hold the Noosa Festival of Surfing in high regard; it fits really well with our company mantra - Life is better when you surf". “Everyone at Global Surf Industries sees it as a wonderful opportunity for us to be involved, and our aim is to elevate the Noosa Festival of Surfing to a new level of enjoyment for the competitors, spectators and for everyone that loves to surf."

Global Surf Industries intends operating their entire company out of Noosa Heads for the week, bringing in all their staff, surfboard designers and team riders, plus unveiling some of their great new designs for the 2008 season.

Darryl Olson, the Regional General Manager (Sunshine Coast) of APN News and Media, has also firmly backed the Noosa Festival of Surfing through the very generous support of the "Sunshine Coast Daily", and the regional papers such as the "Noosa News". Darryl, and the Assistant Editor of the Sunshine Coast Daily, Bill Hoffman, are both keen surfers themselves, and are confident the Noosa Festival of Surfing will reach new heights in 2007 and beyond.

Norm Innis, the President of the Noosa Malibu Club, said “The whole club is overwhelmed with the support we have received for the Noosa Festival of Surfing. The event is a truly international one with competitors coming from all over the globe". “Global Surf Industries is perfectly suited as our major presenting sponsor and the Sunshine Coast Daily has been right behind us from the beginning", said Mr. Innis.

“It is great to find core surfing people in all walks of life, and all kinds of businesses, prepared to get behind an event such as ours", said Norm. In addition to the primary sponsors, the Noosa Festival of Surfing will also feature the Odyssey 20/20 Men's Pro Longboard, and the Golden Breed Noserider.

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