Grommets ahoy! Life Is Better When You Surf scholarships now open

Swellnet Dispatch

Since 2017, Global Surf Industries have awarded a ‘Life Is Better When You Surf’ scholarship to forty three students across four countries. 

The 2019 scholarship round is open to 12 - 15 year olds who share a passion for surfing, an appreciation for their education and contribute to their community. 

Global Surf Industries and Partners will award two surfboards and $1000 to be used for educational purposes to each scholarship recipient.

The scholarships aim to help students take the next step towards reaching their full potential. Scholarships are not awarded on competitive surfing achievement, but on encouraging kids towards a bright future in surfing and education. Recipients need to show the positive values surfing provides amongst their friends and throughout their community. 

This year, there are 14 Australian and 6 New Zealand scholarships on offer. Applications close 17 February 2019.

See the scholarship page for more info (click here).


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memlasurf commented Saturday, 9 Feb 2019 at 1:21pm

Don't think any of Chas Smiths mates will get one.

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dreds commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 10:13am

its great to see the groms get support from the gang profiting from our beloved sport -(lifestyle- passion)
but its disapointing that the scholarships are only availble to groms in developed countries
i live in fiji where the varst majority of groms have no access to decent boards or equipment nearly all have to rely on the generosity of surfers passing through giving them unwanted boards legropes ect.
the groms keenness is evident watching them surf half a board that has been disgarded by its owner or 3 or 4 kids happy to wait there turn to ride a shared 70s something single fin
i would love to see more long term industry based support for these kids long term because if they break a board or snap a leggy they cant afford to replace it even a simple block of wax is in most cases imposable to obtain
so come on one container of good secondhand boards leggys ect would change everything and put some smiles on sooo many dials

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thermalben commented Monday, 11 Feb 2019 at 10:21am

Totally agree with your post, but just to clarify - the program also includes Costa Rica (their applications closed last September).