Aussies from the Gold Coast are Coming to Surf Expo!


A contingent of Australian lifestyle, surf orientated companies are venturing up from Australia’s Gold Coast to show their wares this weekend at the up-coming Surf Expo in Orlando, Florida.

Lead by Base Surfboards, South Coast Foam and Southern Cross University, who’ll all be on hand at the show and also joined virtually by Protec, White Sands, Itac2 and Sean Scott Photography.

Surf Expo attendees will have chance to catch a look at some fresh stuff out of Australia.

They’ll be at Booth 965.

For More INFO:
E-Mail:      Belinda Stark at:
Peter "PT" Townend at:

Attending companies:

BASE, Boards and Surf Equipment is a collaboration of some of the worlds top shapers: Luke Short, Simon Anderson, Darren Handley and Murray Bourton. These shapers have combined their passion and experience to create the best quality and designs to constantly influence the ever changing world of surfing.
BASE  will now be carrying a large range of stock boards at  their warehouse in California.

SOUTH COAST FOAM is a manufacturer of hard cell foam blanks, highlighted by the Pro Series. The Pro Series blanks are recommended by the world’s best surfers for their lightness and crisper surfing feel and are more resilient to compression.

SOUTHERN CROSS UNIVERSITY offers a study course on surfing on Australia’s Gold Coast. Graduating students would receive a Diploma of Sport Management in "Surfing Studies". The curriculum provides a balance of sport management theory and the study of surf culture, practical components for personnel development and involves work experience in the industry. The course provides the necessary business skills to develop a career in sport management and surfing including sports marketing, events planning, sports media, small business and entrepreneurship.

Offered through the Southern Cross University, they also work in conjunction with Surfing Australia’s "High Performance Center" at Casuarina.

Available virtually from the booth:

PROTEC Board Racks offer’s Australia’s largest range of boogie, short and longboard racks. Our variety of racks enables you to choose from racking your board vertically/horizontally on the wall, to freestanding/mobile displays, or a single/multiple board stand. All of our racks are designed not only to help keep your board safe at home from any damage, but when used in the retail trade it allows you to display boards in the very best possible way thus helping to generate more sales due to enhanced appearance of your in-store experience.


Having been featured in top fashion magazines including Vogue (USA), ELLE, Glamour (USA) Cosmopolitan (USA), Sports Illustrated, Vogue Australia, Cosmo, Cleo, Grazia, Russh, Frankie, Marie Claire and Harpers Bazaar, White Sands Swimwear Australia is tipped to be one of the most glamorous, fashion forward collections to come out of Australia yet. Designed for the woman who is a little sexy, a little fun, always fashionable and savvy enough to know quality when she sees it. White Sands is quintessentially glamorous, always with an eye to fashion, and a nod to the carefree style that is so Australian. An anthology of unique and fashion forward styles. From tiny Brazilian cut bikinis and beautifully shaped maillots, all in exclusive prints on the most divine Italian lycra fabrics, teamed with our signature resort co-ordinates. These uber-chic swimsuits are made to look fabulous both in and out of the water, and each and every piece in the White Sands line is constructed with a commitment to excellent quality and a flawless fit.


Itac2 Sports Grip is a multiple level grip from Grip level 1 for low grip to Grip level 4 for extreme grip for different sports, weather and field conditions. It works like an invisible glove turning every square cm of your hands into a gripping surface. Imagine being able to grip a surface like a green tree frog with its web hands and feet. Itac2 makes it possible.  Itac2 can be applied to a range of different sports such as; Surfing, Water Polo, Kayaking, Rowing, Body Boarding, Wake Boarding, Wind Surfing, Mountain Biking, Sport Shooting, Baseball, Softball, Tennis, Hockey and many more for whatever sports you play, itac2 has a grip to improve your game. Itac2 is Water repellent, long lasting, and easy to apply and starts working in a minute and only gets better as you play giving you Total Absolute Control.


Creating a unique style of his own, Sean Scott continues to lead the way in coastal landscape and surf art photography. Having galleries located in iconic surf locations, Burleigh Heads and Coolangatta on Australia’s
Gold Coast, Sean’s work is becoming increasingly sought after while contributing to exhibitions within Australia and internationally. Sean Scott Photography & Ocean Art is also one of the largest printers of photographs on canvas in Australia and continues to lead the way with large format giclee printing. Using only genuine archival inks on the latest 64 inch printers, the results speak for themselves. All of the stretched canvases are sprayed with a liquid laminate to protect against, scratching, ultra violet and water damage.