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Aussies Xperience

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The Countdown is On!
The countdown is on with less than one week to go until the Aussies kicks off! Stay tuned to the Aussies web page on the sls website for all the latest event info. Visit webpage now >>

March Aussies Xperience Competition Winner Announced
Congratulations to Brittanny Brymer from City of Bunbury SLSC in WA who's won the March Aussies Xperience prize (2 event merchandise vouchers valued at $100 each). This month's prize is access for you and a friend to the Aussies 2013 VIP marquee for the Open Championships final weekend of events. Enter Now >>

Aussies Broadcast Details
Make sure to tune in to Fox Sports for the Aussies post event broadcast at the following times:
-2 hour highlights package (1) – Wed 15 May 5.00pm – 7.00pm
-2 hour highlights package (2) – Wed 22 May 5.00pm – 7.00pm
-Surf Boats Package - Thurs 30 May 5.30pm – 6.50pm.
Check the website for broadcast re-runs >>

News from Aussies 2013

Ian Hanson’s Top 5 Events to watch at this year’s Aussies
1. Open Ironman: Can Shannon Eckstein equal the great Trevor Hendy’s total of six Australian ironman titles? Read on>>
2. Open Ironwoman: Defending champion, former Commonwealth Games swimming gold medallist Rebecca Creedy (Metropolitan Caloundra) will have to be at her absolute best to add gold medal number two in this hotly contested final. Read on>>
3. Open Surf Boat: NSW crew Mona Vale will be looking to join the likes of Cronulla, Ballina-Lighthouse Lismore and North Cottesloe (four) as only the fourth crew since 1920 to win three straight A Boat race championships. Read on>>
4. Open Beach Flags: This is one of the most popular spectator events at the Aussies with Kurrawa pair Simon Harris in the men’s and Melissa Howard in the women’s trying to hold on to their dynasties. Read on>>
5. Taplin Relay: The ultimate team challenge, commonly referred to as the Ironman Relay with clubs fielding their two best ski paddlers, board paddlers and swimmers. Read on>>
Check the website to see when these events are taking place

SLSA to Pursue Further Personal Floatation Device Testing
SLSA will continue to vigorously pursue the development of safety vests, using the opinions of elite competitors Shannon Eckstein, Naomi Flood and Phil Clayton, who participated in an open testing session at North Kirra earlier this month. Read full article >>

Member Discounts
Introducing SLS members to the best of the Southern Gold Coast, SLSA is offering members a selection of exclusive discounts to use throughout the 2013 Aussies to ensure you make the most of your time and money by acquainting yourself with what the Southern Gold Coast has on offer. Visit the website for the latest deals and discounts on offer. Go to Member Discounts page >>

On the beach

Aussies Passport
Once you're on the beach, make sure to grab yourself an Aussies Passport, the must have guide to Aussies. The Passport features an event map, handy wellbeing pointers, elite athlete tips and a QR code to access local destinational deals.

What's On at Aussies?
North Kirra will be a hive of activity during the 2013 Aussies and there’ll be plenty happening back of beach for the whole family. There're loads of activities to check out including Morning Yoga in the Park, the Free Family Fun Day and a back of beach Aussies Entertainment Hub featuring games, giveaways and more. For more about What's On at Aussies, visit the the website >>

Telstra Gives Sneak Peak of New Technology for SLS Athletes
Telstra has been working closely with Surf Life Saving Australia throughout the 2012/2013 season to develop a new training and monitoring device specifically for SLSA athletes – and next week at the Aussies, Telstra will be offering you a sneak peak. View hype reel >>    Read full article >>

Gold FM's Longest Line of Speedos!
To celebrate the Aussies 2013, Gold FM is attempting to break the world record for the LONGEST LINE OF SPEEDOS at the Aussies! The record attempt will be held at the Gold FM outside broadcast area on Saturday 20th at 12 noon, Register your details below to be a part of Gold FM's longest Line of Speedos!! Register now >>

Getting Around

Transport Shutte Services
SLSA has arranged a free shuttle bus service for competitors and spectators travelling to North Kirra on each competition day. The route map and timetable are available on the website. View map and timetable now >>

Keeping Informed

IDIS Daily Update - Get Amongst It (#IDISgetamongstit)
This year, Illicit Drugs in Sport is bringing to you, all of the action from the beach via daily video updates. With a strong focus on the athletes, supporters and everyone in between, make sure to catch all of the action daily. The IDIS Daily Update, Get Amongst It will be available through SLSA’s official YouTube Channel; www.youtube.com/slsaofficial >>

Tapping into Social Media at Aussies
We encourage you to follow SLSA's official Twitter handle @SLS_Online, Instagram feed: @SLSA_OFFICIAL and Official Facebook page, Facebook.com/lifesaving to be kept up to date with the latest information and pics from the beach.

This year, we've launched an official hash tag, "#aussies2013" which can be used to share info and pics across Twitter and Instagram.

Images from the beach will also be uploaded to the sls.com.au/aussies website daily.

In Other News

Grab Your Surf Life Saving Sunscreen!
Make sure to grab your Surf Life Saving Sunscreen before Aussies. SLS Sunscreen is now offering wholesale discounts, exclusive to SLS clubs, so get in quick! The following products are available; 100ml & 200ml tubes in Sport, Daily and Kids variants & a 500ml daily pump pack range. Buy now >>

Aussies Gear Aussies Program

Official Merch Tent

Jump online now or head to the official Aussies merch tent once the event kciks off to kit yourself out with this year’s event merchandise.

With a great range of shirts, hoodies, hats, bags, sports equipment and more, stocks won’t last!

The VBM Merch tent will be open from Sunday (14th) to Sunday (21st) with an addition roving van open from Monday (15th to Friday (19th). Or, you can get everything you need via the SLS Online Shop.

Visit the SLS Online Shop now

First Time, Official Aussies Program Available Online

For the first time in Aussies history, the official Aussies Program is available online and now live at www.harvpix.com along with the April 2013 Issue of Surf Sports Mag.

Not only a significant way of reducing environmental impact, the online availability brings more convenience to SLS members who use smart devices including smart phones and tablets.

View program / mag here

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