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ASB MAGAZINE: Surfing Australia and LiveHeats have announced a national partnership to roll out LiveHeats event management and live scoring technology across all Surfing Australia, Surfing NSW, Surfing QLD, Surfing Victoria, Surfing WA, and Surfing Tasmania events in 2020.

The partnership will bring all regional, state, national, and specialty events onto a single platform, creating a high quality and consistent digital event experience for competitors, spectators, and fans – with heat draws, scheduled heat times, live scores, results, and rankings automated and available instantly.

LiveHeats’ event management technology will also provide a seamless workflow solution for Surfing Australia and State event officials and judges who will take advantage of automated seeding, heat draw generation, easy scheduling, and live judging and head judging.

As part of the deal, LiveHeats will develop a national ranking and seeding system that will feed regional, state, and national events into a national leaderboard – setting a new standard for event seeding, and junior talent identification.

“LiveHeats technology ensures we’re providing the best possible live event experience for our competitors and fans” says Surfing Australia Head of Events Beau Brenchley“ Bringing all Australian events onto a single platform means we can capture and build a single database of all event activity around the country – which is hugely exciting from both an event and high performance perspective.”

“We’ve been working hard over the last three years on growing our boardrider club community across Australia” says LiveHeats CEO Chris Friend. “to now be partnering with Surfing Australia and all states is hugely exciting, as LiveHeats technology will now be utilised at all levels – from club and grassroots events through to the State, and National Championships.”

The 2020 Surfing Australia and State event calendar is already underway. Live scores and results can be found via the Surfing Australia website ( and LiveHeats (