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Action sports comp management app LiveHeats has teamed up with Boost Mobile to help more Australian Boardriders Clubs transform their clubs from paper heat draws and judging to a fully digital online experience.

Under the partnership, select Australian Boardriders Clubs will receive a connectivity pack, comprised of a powerful hotspot device, and free 4G data on the Telstra network to use LiveHeats at their events. In addition, new clubs joining the LiveHeats platform will have access to 3 months of free data to run LiveHeats at their events.

LiveHeats is a web-app that allows surfing contest organisers to run sophisticated competitions with little effort. Globally, there are 120 organisations, and 17,000 organisers, surfers, friends, and family who use the platform every month for online registration and payment, automated heat draws, tracking live scores and surfer dashboards, and automated rankings. To run the system at events, clubs simply need a tablet or phone per judge, and a 4G connection.

“Boost is the perfect partner for us to continue transforming the Australian grassroots surfing community”, says LiveHeats co-founder Chris Friend. “Not only is the brand embedded in the action sports community, but they offer super cheap data-focussed plans with the coverage of Telstra. Since we power clubs in the remote corners of Australia, the wide coverage is very important for us.”

The team at Boost Mobile is equally excited to be getting involved in the grassroots surfing community. As the official telco partner for WSL in Australia, Boost now can help connect the surfing community at the grassroots level.

The first benefactor was North Avalon Surfriders Association (NASA), one of the largest clubs on Sydney’s Northern Beaches (see video below). To follow local events live, or to get LiveHeats at your own club, head over to