Sunshine Coast longboard legend Grant Thomas will be one of a host of big names set to compete Photo: Calderon/Surfing Qld
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
After the Sunshine Coast claimed a historic one-point victory over arch rivals the Gold Coast in last year’sWorld Surfaris Coast-of-Origin Interclub Series, 2012 will see one of Australian surfing’s oldest rivalries reignited once again.
The seven-event World Surfaris Coast-of-Origin, will kick off this weekend, after last month's scheduled launch was postponed due to unfavourable conditions.
The World Surfaris Coast-of-Origin sees surfers of all disciplines and ages, represent their respective boardriding clubs, their region and ultimately their ‘coast’ – uniting Queensland’s grass-roots surfing community in an amazing interclub competition.
Kicking off this weekend (July 14-15), boardriding clubs from Duranbah to Noosa are busy preparing their competitors, ahead of preliminary ‘Area Challenges’ on both the Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast.
Area Challenges see each coast divided into two divisions, with Club’s on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast preparing to do battle.
Sunshine Coast Area Challenge South - Caloundra to Maroochydore
Sunshine Coast Area Challenge North - Mudjimba to Noosa
Gold Coast Area Challenge South -Duranbah to Palm Beach
Gold Coast Area Challenge North - Burleigh to North Stradbroke Island
From there, Sunshine Coast ‘Regional C hallenges’ and Gold Coast ‘Regional Challenges’ (July 21-22) will see the best qualifying surfers from the Area Challenges in the North and Area Challenges in the South compete to finalise representative teams ahead of the concluding ‘State Challenge’ where a champion ‘Coast’ will be crowned for 2012.
World Surfaris Coast Of Origin Interclub Series
Area Challenges June 23-24: Gold Coast / Sunshine Coast
Regional Challenges July 21-22: Gold Coast / Sunshin e Coast
State Challenge September 1-2: Sunshine Coast
World Surfaris also invites competitors, immediate family or volunteers involved in the 2012 World Surfaris Coast-of-Origin series to enter the draw to WIN a trip for two to Tupira Surf Club, PNG with return international flights thanks to our friends at Air Niugini.
World Surfaris Prize Includes:
- 2x Return Airfares flyi ng Air Nuigini ex Brisbane excluding taxes
- 2x 7 nights a ccommodation at Tupira Surf Club Madang
- 3 hearty meals daily
- Airport transfers
- SAPNG levies
- Extra activities; Cultural show, fishing and more.
Total prize package valued at $3,650
VISIT http://worldsurfaris.com/coastoforigin/ for your chance to WIN!!!
The World Surfaris Coast-of-Origin Interclub Series is proudly supported by World Surfaris, XXXX Summer Bright Larger, Australia’s Surfing Life, Sunshine Coast Surf Magazine, GC Surf Magazine and Surfing Queensland.
Stay tuned to www.surfingqueensland.com for news, photos and updates relating to the event.
About World Surfaris
If you are after a 'unique surf adventure' then look no further than World Surfaris. From humble beginnings in 1997 with just one boat in the Maldives and a surf camp in PNG to present day, representing an incredible range of surf charters and surf resorts throughout the Indian and Pacific Oceans. If you're keen to escape local surf frustration and ‘get the hell out of here,’ then log onto www.worldsurfaris.com and you're sure to find a tropical escape to suit your budget and quench your thirst for mechanical reef perfection. The professional team of travel consultants at World Surfaris Gold Coast & Sunshine Coast offices will be stoked to book your surf adventure of a lifetime.
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