AIMING to assist with the bushfire recovery on the South Coast, Surfing NSW has teamed up with Empty Esky to help promote tourism and support local businesses, ahead of the Queens Birthday long weekend.
With COVID-19 restrictions easing on June 1, it is expected to see an increase of people exploring and getting out of the house.
Due to the horrific summer of bushfires, domestic tourism took a 4.5 billion dollar loss.
To assist the recovery, the Surfing NSW and Empty Esky have created two itineraries which will promote surf tourism and aid the bushfire affected communities.
"Surfing NSW is proud to introduce Empty Esky's first itinerary and to promote surfing road trips for the June long weekend," Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden said.
"You will see two styles of itineraries; one for families and one for a group of friends.
"It's now time to explore and experience the wave-rich south coast and give back to the communities that have reopened after the bushfires."
1990 world champion and current Mollymook resident Pam Burridge has thrown her support behind the cause.
"I'd really like to invite everyone back to the South Coast," Burridge said.
"As you would know, we got hammered by the bushfires in the summertime and we didn't see tourists in the region.
"Then just before Easter, Australia was struck with COVID-19, so the region has been unable to recover properly.
"We'd love to welcome you back."
Surfing NSW's two itineraries can be found here.