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World surf champion Barton Lynch joins team Surf Lakes

We are proud to announce that former professional world surfing champion Barton Lynch has joined the team.

The 1988 world champion, who currently features as a regular commentator on the World Surf League (WSL), is highly regarded within the surfing industry and will commence as a brand ambassador taking immediate effect.

Lynch’s role will be centered on promotion of the Surf Lakes brand during the ongoing roll out of Surf Lakes sites across the globe. With Mark Occhilupo maintaining his position as the face of the brand, Lynch’s communications skills will be used to the full.
(Image: @bencookphoto)


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Paul Munten appointed to the Board of Surf Lakes

Paul Munten has joined the Board of Surf Lakes. He brings with him over 16yrs surf industry experience.

About Paul:
Paul has 30 years’ experience working and holding senior management and executive positions for organisations such as Mitsubishi Electric Japan, Vodafone International, Web Central Asia Pacific and Hutchison Telecoms Australia.

He then went on to hold the position of Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer for Ocean & Earth International from 2006 – 2011 expanding the business around the world. In 2008 Paul became an Executive Director and CEO of Komunity Project – building the business from the ground up to a global business today. Today Paul works closely with the WSL and is currently a Director on the Board of Surfing NSW.
Further benefits to Surf Lakes is his experience with the American markets – both USA and South America, where his brand has multiple distributors and connections. This will be of huge benefit when it comes to establishing and growing Surf Lakes in these markets, which is where most of our growth will be in the next 5 years.


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Mark “Occy” Occhilupo Joins Surf Lakes as Industry Advisor

 

Occy has joined Surf Lakes as our Surf Industry Advisor as well as becoming a shareholder.

With over 40 years competing and working in the surf industry, plus having surfed every kind of wave imaginable, Occy is an invaluable resource to Surf Lakes. His involvement is as a media representative as well as providing input and feedback on wave design. He is also connected to everyone in the surf industry, from key people at global surf brand, through to pro surfers (past and present) as well as the global surf media. Occy was the 1999 ASP World Champion and also won titles at Pipeline, Tahiti, Fiji and J-bay.

 


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Wayne Dart appointed as Media Director

 

We are proud to announce that Wayne Dart has joined Surf Lakes as Media Director. Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in the Surfing industry and has worked across all aspects of the surfing media. In 2005 he was the Media Director for ASP (now WSL). Prior to that he was the Editorial Director of Tracks magazine and numerous other action sports titles. Wayne has strong connections in the global surfing industry, which will be invaluable to Surf Lakes as we expand.


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