The Speaking in Colour Womens Pro marks 37 years of the iconic Newcastle sporting event and the 7th year that the region’s business community has joined together to crowd fund this world class professional surfing contest for women. In 2023 the prize money for the women surfers will be AU$50,000.
The crowdfunding initiative began in 2015 when local business banker, Col Law, developed a crowdfunding idea. Col worked with Surfest organiser Warren Smith and a number of local business people to develop a strategy to fund the event. This strategy would ensure that Newcastle’s iconic Surfest would provide world-class opportunity for women in the sport.
In its 7th year, Speaking in Colour has won the opportunity to have their business name associated with this iconic event held on the National Surfing Reserve on Merewether Beach, Newcastle NSW between March 20th to March 26th, 2023.
The event will be broadcast live on Surfest.com to an international audience.