Finalists, Picture – James Robinson / Surfing NSW 

NSW Pro Surf Series Returns in 2024

Published on 20/12/2023

MAROUBRA BEACH, SYDNEY (20th December, 2023): Surfing NSW continues its showcase of quality coastline and competitive surfing with the return of the NSW Pro Surf Series in 2024. With two World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) events scheduled for February and March of 2024, the spotlight will shine on Port Stephens and the Central Coast, offering athletes, travellers and communities the opportunity to celebrate and enjoy iconic pockets of New South Wales once again.  

Surfing NSW is proud to maintain its enduring partnership with the NSW Government, Destination NSW, and the local councils of Port Stephens and Central Coast. These collaborations and financial assistance are pivotal for providing competitive pathways in Australia, and the continued championing of NSW’s rich surfing heritage.

“This will be the ninth consecutive year running for the NSW Pro Surf Series and since its conception in 2016 it has become a key asset to our pathways and community,” said Surfing NSW  Chairman John O’Neill, “We consider ourselves incredibly grateful that these events are able to showcase how lucky we are to live in NSW, put on such great events for our community of surfers and allow local businesses to showcase their services and region to the world.”

As a cradle for world-class surfers, NSW takes pride in fostering talents who have gone on to dominate the world stage. The NSW Pro Surf Series is a testament to this legacy, offering both local and international surfers a platform to excel in front of local, interstate and international spectators drawn to the spectacle of young, high-performance surfing. 

“The WSL is excited to return to New South Wales for the 2024 regional Qualifying Series,” said WSL APAC Regional Tour Manager Ty Sorati. “Port Stephens and The Central Coast have become staples on our regional schedule and, year after year, deliver awesome conditions for our surfers to compete in. We look forward to continuing our great relationship with Surfing NSW in 2024 and can’t wait to see the next crop of Aussie up-and-comers qualify for the next Challenger Series season.”

Designed to elevate Australian surfers in the global rankings, the NSW Pro Surf Series also provides a road-trip blueprint for travelling athletes and their entourages, specifically timed and located to invite the ultimate exploration of NSW’s coastline. 

The Minister for Tourism, John Graham, has expressed his enthusiasm, acknowledging the series as a showcase of the NSW coastline and a boost for the Australian surfing community.

NSW Pro Surf Series Event Schedule

Event 1:  Camplify Port Stephens Pro (Mens and Womens) QS1000 – Thursday 22nd Feb:  Friday 23rd Feb
Event 2:  Central Coast Pro (Mens and Womens) QS3000 – Monday 4th March: Friday 8th March

The 2024 NSW Pro Surf Series will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The series will also be proudly supported by  Central Coast Council,  Port Stephens CouncilCamplifyPRD Real EstateURBNSURFSurfers Rescue 24/7,  WSL and Surfing NSW.

All events will be webcast through worldsurfleague.com and the WSL App.

All event news, images and highlight clips will be housed at surfingnsw.com.au in the coming weeks.

For more information on these events head to worldsurfleague.com or check the free WSL App.

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