The new WSL Women’s World Champ Soleil Errico at First Point Noosa during the 2018 Festival. Pic: @surfshotsnoosa
3 December 18
Newly-crowned WSL world champions, South Africa’s Steven Sawyer and Californian (and festival regular) Soleil Errico, are sure to be prime contenders for the 2019 Noosa Longboard Open. With the current title race having recently culminated in Taiwan, 2018’s King and Queen of longboarding are more than likely to travel to Noosa next March to defend their newly-won titles in the year to come.
The prospect of a world title opportunity is also certain to bring an influx of the planet’s finest to our shores, many taking place in the myriad of Noosa Festival divisions, as well as the WSL event, the first stage of the yet to be fully announced 8-10-stop 2019 World Tour.
In addition to this exciting development, four wildcard entries will be up for grabs, with the two highest finishers in both the men’s and women’s open divisions of the festival gaining this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. While many world title contenders also compete on the World Longboard Tour, the wildcards will be awarded to those not yet qualified, adding a new dimension of excitement to the 2019 Noosa Festival of Surfing.
Prolonging the timeframe of 2019’s ‘celebration of the joy of surfing’, the oceanic enthusiasm will now extend to nine incredible days in a superb display of contemporary longboarding, from the 2nd to the 10th of March 2019.
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- REPORT BY THOMAS ALEXANDER / NFOS