Mick Campbell

Surfing Australia today announced its powerful  TravelSIM Team Australia which departs in the final week of July  for Costa Rica to represent Australia at the  Billabong ISA World Surfing Games 2009.

The eight surfer team consists of four current Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) World Tour surfers along with the two open Longboard surfers who are experienced ASP World Tour competitors.

Open Men:

Mick Campbell (ASP World Tour rating 13/Port Macquarie NSW ),

Dayan Neve (ASP World Tour Rating 24/ Manly),

Dane Atcheson (Current Country Energy  Australian Champion/Central Coast/Copacabanna NSW),

Matt Bemrose (2007 Country Energy Australian Champion and 2008 runner up/Manly).

Open Women

Samantha Cornish (ASP World Tour rated 9/Crescent Head NSW),

Amee Donohoe (ASP World Tour rated 13/Central Coast NSW )

Open Longboard

Harley Ingelby (ASP World Tour rated 3/Coff’s Harbour NSW)

Dane Pioli (2008 ASP Australasian Longboard Qualifying Series Champion/Wollongong NSW)

Head Coach

Barton Lynch

Assistant Coach (first reserve open team)

Beau Mitchell

Team Manager

Andrew Stark

Medical Manager

Matt Butel

Team Coach and World Surfing Champion Barton Lynch was enthusiastic with the team announcement saying, “We are stoked with the team we have been able to put together. This team is a great well balanced with a solid combination of experience and youth. Importantly, we have excellent friendships in place among team members that will ensure a cohesive and spirited team to defend our title”.

Surfing Australia CEO and Team Manager Andrew Stark commented on the team today saying, “This is  a very high quality and experienced  team and we are looking forward to the challenge of defending the Billabong ISA World Surfing Games title.

Being a part of TravelSim Team Australia and representing Australia is a proud achievement for all of the team and we’ll head to Costa Rica fully prepared for the challenges ahead.”

The Billabong ISA World Surfing Games 2009 are to be held at Playa Hermosa, Jaco, Costa Rica, August 1st through the 8th.

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