Del Mar BodySurfing Club leading first Team USA club to compete in Australia, tour Down Under

Dr. Chris Lafferty of the Del Mar BodySurfing Club, a seven-time age-group World Bodysurfing champion, will lead Team USA Bodysurfers on a two-week tour of Australia in March 2015 that will include participation in the Body Womp Comp in the Noosa Festival of Surfing.

Other DMBC members participating with the Team USA Australian surf tour who have previously competed in the World Bodysurfing Championships (www.worldbodysurfing.org) include Dr. Bruce Robbins, Jeffrey Robbins, Dr. Ken Robbins, Dr. Lisa Apramian, Jody Hubbard, Christy Hahn, Adam Crane, Meredith Rose, and Vince Askey.

The tour group is welcoming all surfers and non-surfers to participate with the tour. Several residents from Del Mar and other cities will travel with the group as supporters who will visit several beach communities on Australia’s east coast, including the Sunshine Coast, the Gold Coast, and Sydney. The tour group will depart Los Angeles on March 2, 2015 and return March 16.

After competing in Noosa Heads, Queensland (www.noosafestivalofsurfing.com), Team USA will stay in Broadbeach to surf the Gold Coast and share some social time with local surf clubs and Surf Life Saving Clubs. The tour will culminate in Sydney while staying in Manly Beach. The surfers of Avalon Beach and Manly Beach will host the Americans for surf sessions and beach BBQs. A day trip to the Sydney southern beaches will include Bondi Beach, Bronte, and Coogee.

The DMBC, formed in 2012, congregates at 9 a.m. every weekend on the beach in front of the Del Mar Motel to enter the waves for about one hour. The club has raised a fund to help promote the DMBC and sport of bodysurfing. Recreational and competitive bodysurfers are encouraged to participate with the DMBC.

For information on the Australian tour, contact Vince Askey at 858-755-1016, vaskey@aol.com, or visit the Facebook page of Del Mar BodySurfing Club.

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