Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams officially opened the Australian Surf Festival, which is being held from today until Friday 23 August, 2013.
“On Friday afternoon I was delighted to open the 2013 Australia Surf Festival,” Mrs Williams said.
“Held since 1964, the Australian Surf Titles are the longest running surfing event in Australia. In 2008 they were renamed the Australian Surf Festival.”
“I join the entire community in expressing a great sense of pride in hosting this event here in Port Macquarie.”
“This event not only showcases Port Macquarie’s hub of Town Beach but the spectacular coast line south of Port Macquarie CBD, Flynns Beach, Lighthouse Beach, Rainbow Beach at Bonny Hills and Grants Beach at North Haven.”
“I wish all competitors the best of luck in their quest for the title,” Mrs Williams said.
Almost 400 surfers from around Australia will compete in the two week event, which will feature national titles in Longboard, Open Surf Masters and Single Fin divisions.
Minster for Tourism and Major Events, George Souris, said “The Australian Surf Festival is a great example of how the NSW Government works hard to ensure major events remain on the regional NSW Events Calendar.”
“The Australian Surf Festival, in Port Macquarie will not only benefit businesses, tourism and the local community but it provides a great opportunity for those visiting the area to explore all that the north coast region has to offer.”
“The NSW Government, through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, has reinforced NSW’s position as Australia’s premiere surfing and lifestyle destination. NSW is the only state in Australia were surfing breaks can be accessed across the entire coast line, from boarder to boarder.”
Earlier this week the NSW Government announced the Australian Boardriders Battle National final will be held at Cronulla Beach, 25 – 26 January, 2014 and the Australian Open of Surfing is set to return to Manly Beach in March 2014.”
Posted on 10 Sat, August, 2013
by Leslie Williams