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Errol Considine – in person delivery

From: $120.00

  • WA surfing media trailblazer’s first-hand history of the unique ‘Down South’ ocean culture.
  • A credentialed conference MC/presenter, former journalist and media executive.
  • Errol delivers an engaging presentation of WA surfing history and culture from the 1960s to today.
  • As Vice Chairman of Surfing WA, Errol helped shape the global face of WA surfing in the 21st Century.
  • Errol is offering limited bookings for his presentation at special low rates – exclusively to Nudge Productions.
  • In person delivery prices are specified in the calendar below.
  • Please contact Nudge Productions to book online delivered workshops, or to discuss bookings outside the Perth metropolitan area.

WA surfing history presentation – media trailblazer’s first-hand history of the ‘Down South’ ocean culture

Errol Considine delivers a WA surfing history presentation, through his personal experiences as a participant, media reporter and Board member of Surfing WA.

Prospective audience:
Errol’s WA surfing history presentation is suitable for Year 4 to year 12 students, teachers and parents. Errol customises his presentation to suit the age and location of his audience. 

About Errol:
When Errol Considine stood up on his first wave at Trigg in Easter 1964 at age 13, he was hooked and became a North End Scarborough grommet. After a career in journalism and PR, he is retired, but still catching waves.

“December 1965 saw my first trip Down South – I was 14. The memories of that first taste of the magic of the Capes region remain vivid today. My brother Jeff and I had been bitten with the surfing bug a few summers earlier and ridden our first boards on our home beach at Scarborough, and been part of the local ‘crew’.”

The trips Down South became frequent, with Jeff and Errol leaving behind the asbestos walls of their back verandah sleepout in Doubleview to sleep under the stars on the grass at Yallingup. Surfing was certainly established in the south-west of WA by this time, but Errol was one of the lucky pioneers of now famous surf breaks like Three Bears. When working as a journalist, Errol frequently reported on surfing and was also amongst the first crew who rode waves at the back of Rottnest for a feature spread in the “Weekend News” (Saturday) colour magazine.

“Looking back now, we were the luckiest generation in Australian history. All those open horizons and being part of the incredible excitement of the shortboard revolution…without real crowd issues.”

Errol became a TV and newspaper senior editor and then a corporate communications executive, regularly providing media training specialist to business leaders. He later joined the Board of Surfing WA, becoming Vice Chairman. During this time, Errol contributed to getting the Drug Aware Margaret River Pro back up as a Prime rated event; and then to eventually win full World Championship Tour status. He also helped with some of the Pro event media and event staging, which included the opportunity to interview surfing royalty including Joel Parkinson, Taj Burrow and Kelly Slater.

Presentation details:
Surfing in WA – a first-hand history of the ‘Down South’ ocean culture

Errol has created an entertaining and educational presentation about the history and culture of surfing in WA and how it has impacted on the social and physical environment. He combines his own stories and experiences, and uses dozens of images showing the development of surfing in Western Australia. Nudge Productions is excited to share Errol’s first-hand history of the unique ‘Down South’ ocean culture, now part of the State’s social fabric and famous around the world.

This presentation is a great accompaniment to school surf education and surf skills programs.

Errol’s standard presentation runs for 30 minutes, but can be flexible to meet the school’s needs.

Curriculum links:
Learning Area: History
Strand: Historical Knowledge and Understanding
Substrand: Students investigate one major global influence that has shaped Australian society in depth, including the development of the global influence during the twentieth century. Students study ONE of these electives: Popular culture or The environment movement or Migration experiences.
Year Level: 10
(ACDSEH121) Developments in popular culture in post-war Australia and their impact on society, including the introduction of television and rock ’n’ roll
(ACDSEH149) Continuity and change in beliefs and values that have influenced the Australian way of life

Learning Area: Geography
Strand: Geographical Knowledge and Understanding
Substrand: Place and liveability
Year Level: 7
(ACHGK043) Factors that influence the decisions people make about where to live and their perceptions of the liveability of places.
– investigating their and others’ interpretations of the concept of liveability and choices about where to live
– comparing student access to and use of places and spaces in their local area and evaluating how this affects perceptions of liveability

Learning Area: Geography
Strand: Geographical Knowledge and Understanding
Substrand: Landforms and landscapes
Year Level: 8
(ACHGK048) Different types of landscapes and their distinctive landform features.
– Identifying some iconic landscapes in Australia and the world, and describing what makes them iconic.

Pricing:
Errol is offering limited bookings for his presentation at special low rates – exclusively to Nudge Productions.

In person delivery prices are specified in the booking calendar above. Please contact Nudge Productions to book online delivered workshops, or to discuss bookings outside the Perth metropolitan area.

  • IN PERSON DELIVERY
    • Up to 60 minutes: $120
    • Over 60 minutes: $90 per hour (charged in 10 minute increments).
  • ONLINE DELIVERY
    • Up to 60 minutes: $90
    • Over 60 minutes: $90 per hour (charged in 10 minute increments).

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