The Newcastle Racecourse Women’s Pro marks 38 years of the iconic Newcastle sporting event and the 8th year that the region’s business community has joined together to crowd fund this world class professional surfing contest for women. The 2024 naming rights crowd funder is Newcastle Racecourse.
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.