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Golden Blade Awards 2020
100 Years Surf Rowing Australia



  • Date: Monday 27 April
  • Time: 11.45am
  • Venue: Gold Coast Convention
    & Exhibition Centre
  • Dress Code: Casual Elegant – see below *
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The official Surf Boat Rowers Convention – Golden Blade Awards 2020

Traditionally held on the Monday after the Aussies. To formally honour 2020 Surf Boat Champions of Australia – Gold Medal Winners – all 8 Divisions:

Open Men & Women – Reserve Grade Men & Women – Under 23 Men & Women – Under 19 Men & Women.

Gold Medal Winning Surf Boats – featured and suspended in the ceiling of the convention centre.

This year is the year – we are going to honour the winners  – acknowledge the camaraderie – celebrate the season and experience the affinity of the Surf Boat Crews of Australia and New Zealand 2020.

Dress Code: 

Casual Elegant – strictly no fancy dress – no t-shirts no shorts no thongs. 


On arrival our event photographer will be available to capture all guests in front of the media wall. Photos will be posted on the Surf Rowing Australia website photo gallery.


The Golden Blade Awards Luncheon – an ideal opportunity to invite key sponsors, partners, family and club members who support the Surf Rowing Community.

Club / Crew Sponsors: – In support of individual sponsors  – Surf Rowing Australia will proudly display / feature on the BIG screen a dedicated slide of all club / crew sponsors if provided no later then Friday March 15 (deadline for production)

Food & Beverage Pack 

We have the ever-popular table feasting experience, includes meat dishes, lamb/chicken/ beef – vegetables/salads/greens – selection cheese/crackers/fruit.

Our 4 hour beverage (11.45am – 3.45pm) includes -Light and Heavy Beer / Red and White wine / Soft Drinks – Juice


TV Screen: Big 25m LED screen – featuring non stop surf boat racing – action packed drone footage and surf boat highlights.

Comedian & Key Note Speaker to be advised.

Band – Savvy :  Live on stage – 6 piece group of accomplished musicians led by vocalist Daryl Murphy – his performances are full of energy and fun. World-renowned credits include The Veronicas – Powderfinger  – Keith Urban


First To The Cans$135 – closes Friday, April 3 (unless sold out)
Payment – Direct deposit $135 / Pay Pal – Credit Card surcharge 3.2%

Last Wave Home$145 – closes Friday April 24 (unless sold out)
Payment – Direct deposit $145 / Pay Pal – Credit Card surcharge 3.2%

# Note: Under 18 (non alcoholic) 40% off ticket price – $81 and $87  – respectively.


Clubs or crews requesting tables or groups of tables (10- 12 seats per table) email

Note: – Please book early and make contact to avoid disappointment regarding seating allocations


All  2020 Australian Surf Boat Champions (8 Divisions) will be invited to our “VIP GOLD ROOM” – pre-lunch drinks (from 11am) – a private and exclusive meet & greet with SLSA / ASRL / Officials and Sponsors.

Entry Wrist Bands:

No entry without official Golden Blade Awards 2020 wristbands. Distributed from March 11 – allocated table number listed in wrist band

Note: Wristbands must be worn at all times, staff have authority to advise security to remove uninvited guests. STRICTLY NO WALK INS – Under 18 alcohol free wristbands will be provided – different identification colour

All guests should arrive not later then by 12.15pm. On stage presentations start 12.30pm SHARP

Golden Blade Awards – function finishes at 4pm

Official After party  – TBA


SLSA Aussies 2020 – Final Carnival Circular

Misconduct before, during and after the Aussie Championships will not be tolerated. Offending members risk disciplinary action against themselves and their clubs.

Any further enquires up until Sunday April 7 please call Peter Hickey 0418 730 100 or email

TERMS & CONDITIONS: Payment is required to confirm booking –  no refunds will be given for any cancellations after February 28 2020

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