The Tweed Coast region is shaping up as the perfect venue for the 2017 Australian Surf Festival when action gets underway on July 29.
National titles will be decided in Open Surf Masters, Longboard, Logger and Bodyboard divisions.
NSW Minister for Tourism and Major Events, Adam Marshall, said the 18-day event promises to provide an economic boost to the region.
‘The Australian Surf Festival is the perfect fit for the Tweed Coast, which is one of the most spectacular surfing hot spots in Australia,’ said Mr Marshall.
‘The NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, is proud to have secured this event for the Tweed Coast region for the next three years. The festival provides not only the chance to see some spectacular surfing, but also an opportunity for visitors to see and experience everything the region has to offer.’
The event will see more than 450 entrants compete for 32 individual national titles.
Destination Tweed General Manager Bill Tatchell said the region was the ideal location to host the festival and its interstate competitors.
‘Due to its proximity on the far north coast of NSW, the Tweed Coast is the perfect location for the 2017 Australian Surf Festival and all the competitors visiting from interstate. There’s a vast array of different beaches that can turn on in any condition and we can’t wait to see some of Australia’s finest surfers, longboarders and bodyboarders when the event kicks off in late July.’
2017 Australian Surf Festival – Tweed Coast, NSW, July 28-August 14
– Opening Ceremony – July 28
– Australian Surfmasters Titles – July 29-August 2
– Australian Longboard Titles – August 2-10
– Australian Logger Titles – August 3-10
– Australian Bodyboard Titles – August 10-14
For more information, visit: www.australiansurffestival.com