Some of the state’s best stand-up-paddleboarders and longboarders will call Port Stephens home when the NSW SUP and Longboard Titles get underway.
The two-state title events will form the Port Stephens Surf Festival and decide the NSW Teams for the upcoming Australian SUP Titles and the Australian Longboard Titles.
Over 170 competitors are expected to compete in the six-day event, which will see longboards run from 29 April – 1 May and the SUP’s follow from 2 May – 4 May.
Port Stephens Council Mayor Ryan Palmer is thrilled to welcome our states best stand-up paddlers and longboarders to the region.
“After a tough 12 months it’s wonderful to see these events returning to Port Stephens — it’s the boost our community and local businesses needed. Our region has shared a healthy relationship with Surfing NSW over the years and I look forward to the six-day event getting underway and wish all the competitors the best of luck when the competition reaches our shores next week.”
2021 will replicate the format from previous years which engages a second chance format across all divisions. However, depending on the number of competitors, some divisions may be reduced to straight knockout.
For the second time, Surfing NSW will be adding a fun-filled tag team event. Each team will be made up of four surfers. The team must be made up of one Junior (male or female) and at least one Over-40 competitor (male or female).
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.
Historically, competitors have come from as far south as Tomakin and as far north as Tweed Heads to enter the event.
The 2021 Port Stephens Surf Festival is proudly supported by Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Crest Café, Gildan, Port Stephens Council and Surfing NSW.
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