Jayce Pioli at the 2018 titles. Pic: Ethan Smith
Frank Murphy. Pic: Ethan Smith
Tully White at the 2018 titles. Pic: Shimooka
7 June 19
The 2019 Australian Skin Cancer Clinics NSW Longboard Titles will call Port Stephens home from the 20th- 25th June 2018, running alongside the State SUP titles.
The events will form the Port Stephens Surf Festival and decide the NSW Teams for the upcoming Australian Longboard Titles at Tweed Heads.
Over 200 competitors are expected to compete in the five-day event.
Port Stephens Mayor Ryan Palmer said this is an important event for the area: “The Port Stephens Surf Festival attracts visitors to Port Stephens from around NSW and showcases our beaches and waterways to a domestic and international audience.”
“This event links closely with the upcoming Port Stephens Pro and Surfest Wild Card Trials, all held in Port Stephens. We know that through events like this, we can continue to grow the Port Stephens brand, attract year round visitation and create economic benefit for our community.”
Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden says Port Stephens is the perfect location to host the event. “Port Stephens is an idyllic region and we can’t wait to show off its beautiful beaches to some of the best longboarders NSW has to offer,” he said.
The competition will commence each day at 7:30 am with the call for the day's schedule and location confirmed via the event hotline at 6:45 am. The event hotline is 0458 247 212.
The Port Stephens Surf Festival is proudly supported by Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Port Stephens Council, Ingenia Holidays One Mile Beach, Carve, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.
- REPORT FROM SURFING NSW