Surfest Women’s Pro


Following on from the highly successful Surfest 2016 crowdfunding campaign the 2017 crowdfunded naming rights sponsor of the Surfest Women’s Pro is local firm Anditi. Anditi is a new generation platform designed to load, process and output extremely large datasets in a single pass, using source data from databases or files.

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Anditi Managing Director Peter Jamieson said, “We are pleased to be part of the Newcastle business community supporting Surfest and are absolutely thrilled to have the naming rights for the Anditi Women’s Pro 2017. Surfest attracts some of the best women surfers in the world and is world leading in its approach to raising the profile of women’s sport. We are proud to be part of Surfest 2017 and look forward to contributing in whatever way we can to this great event.”

Surfest Organiser Warren Smith said, “On behalf of Surfest I sincerely thank all the participants of the Surfest 2017 crowdfunding for the World Surf League (WSL) QS6000 Women’s event. To bring together 85 businesses from the Newcastle community is an outstanding achievement and a credit to Colin Law and his team of organisers and our Surfest team. The support for the crowd funding was fantastic with many participants returning again from 2016. This is a real tribute to the Novocastrian spirit ensures Surfest presents a WSL QS6000 Women’s Event in 2017.

Women’s surfing deserves to have a WSL QS6000 event as a part of Surfest and these surfers are great role models for our young Novocastrian surfers. To see the worlds best women surfers competing at Merewether beach is such a rewarding experience for all involved in the crowdfunding.

Congratulations to Anditi Solutions for being drawn out by Sally Fitzgibbons to be the naming rights for the 2017 women’s event. We look forward to welcoming the women surfers from all around the world to compete at Merewether beach in the Anditi Women’s Pro. Good luck to all competitors and we hope you enjoy your time here in Newcastle. Thanks again to all the participants of the Surfest 2017 crowd funding your support is greatly appreciated.”

Col Law who had the original idea of crowdfunding the Surfest women’s event said, “For its second year, the Newcastle and broader Hunter business community has shown its support for the Surfest Women’s Pro by crowd funding the event to a WSL QS6000 level. Last years phenomenal success of the crowd funding initiative ensured an additional 35 businesses jumped onboard for 2017!

I am extremely proud that we have managed to create a deeper connection between the iconic Surfest event and local business. I am even prouder that our community has got behind Women’s surfing, which ensured the 2016 Women’s Pro was the most successful in Surfest’s history.

Surfest has for three generations placed Newcastle on the national and international stage. The crowd funding initiative is just another part of that rich history of this iconic event.”

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