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Australia Wide: The Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles

Indigenous people have a strong connection with Bells Beach
The surfers say Indigenous people have a strong connection with Bells Beach.

ABC News: Joanna Crothers

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Some of the country's best Indigenous surfers have assembled at Victoria's famous Bells Beach for the sixth annual Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles.

It's a hard fought competition between men and women, and it's become a major cultural drawcard for Aboriginal people across the country.

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The sporting event is a showcase of the depth of talent in Indigenous surfing. For founder Anthony Hume, the event represents a continuation of Aboriginal traditions of community gatherings and family bonding.

"With the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles, it's created that again in a modern sense," says Anthony.

Australia Wide reporter Hamish Fitzsimmons finds out what it takes to surf with the best of the best.

Indigenous surfer Jordie Campbell is one of the organisers of the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles
Indigenous surfer Jordie Campbell is one of the organisers of the Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles.

ABC News: Joanna Crothers

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