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Slipstream Surf & Paddle 2 Fitness join forces in Queensland!
On the eve of State of origin 2, Paddle 2 Fitness’s Head Coach, Julian Norton Smith, will be taking on the dealership rights to the Slipstream Surf X range of surf ski’s in surf life saving’s heartland of Queensland. The move to appoint the Paddle 2 Fitness team to sell and promote the Slipstream Surf X Surf Ski products in Queensland is the first in what is going to be a nationwide roll out of dealers in each State, with the vision of making the Slipstream Surf brand more visible and accessible to all. The season ahead is a big one for surf lifesaving with Aussies being relocated and with Rescue 2012 being held in South Australia. Slipstream Surf Director Gavin Clark “finds the timing right, we have made key decisions not to over distribute our products early. We have made our company sustainable and financially viable during a tough period for manufacturing in Australia”. It is only fitting that it happens as we launched or Join the Winning Team Campaign. Slipstream Surf X surf ski range has been at the fore in recent times claiming many State and Australian Titles, and securing the services of a long list of champion paddlers including ironman Hugh Dougherty (Tugun), iron woman Brodie Moir (Nth Burleigh) and Duel Olympian Tate Smith (Northcliffe) to name a few. Julian Norton Smith who is the founder of the Paddle 2 Fitness franchise, based on the Gold Coast and with his first off shoot now operating out of Coffs Harbour, has established a large paddling base from beginners right through to the elite. As well as teaching paddlers better technique, Julian also holds coaching clinics, runs events and is at the fore in promoting and selling gear. Paddle 2 Fitness is now ‘First Contact’ for a lot of new athletes wishing to enter the paddling world which has made the brand one of the most recognized in Australia. This new partnership will not only have paddlers on the best surf skis but will also have you paddling at your best. Julian paddled the Slipstream Surf X Surf Ski at the Australian Masters and took out a bronze medal in his age group on the Adjustable Surf X as well as a silver at the Queensland Masters. The Paddle 2 Fitness group will be the owners of a new Slipstream Surf X Double ski, which was paddled to victory in the Open Men’s Double surf ski event at the 2012 Aussies. Queensland will now have access to the full range of surf skis including the new all round X-cite which is proving to be the most versatile surf ski on the market catering for the beginner to intermediate paddlers and with the easy adjustable foot plate a must for all surf clubs. If you would like to know more, head to the Slipstream Surf website www.slipstreamsurf.com.au and to www.paddle2fitness.com.au Don’t forget we are on Facebook and Twitter and be sure to sign up for our newsletter where you can take advantage of deals that will only be offered in this publication.