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NSW catches break on the global stage

Merewether Beach, NewcastleCREDIT: Destination NSW

The World Surf League Championship Tour is coming to Newcastle.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

NSW catches break
on the global stage

Merewether Beach, Newcastle CREDIT: Destination NSW

The World Surf League Championship Tour is coming to Newcastle.

#lovensw #newsouthwales

Hashtags #lovensw #newsouthwales

The world’s top surfers will compete in Newcastle from 1-11 April this year with the NSW Government securing the opening round of the prestigious World Surf League’s 2021 Championship Tour in Australia.

Deputy Premier John Barilaro said that when both the Sunset Open in Hawaii and the Santa Cruz Pro in California were cancelled due to COVID, World Surf League looked to NSW to host the competition.

“Due to COVID, a number of WSL competitions were being cancelled globally and NSW was seen as an ideal and reliable destination to salvage the competition,” Mr Barilaro said.

“The Championship Tour is the sport’s premier competition and will attract 52 of the best international surfers including the likes of Kelly Slater, John John Florence, Carissa Moore and Gabriel Medina, along with Aussies Stephanie Gilmore, Tyler Wright, Sally Fitzgibbons, Julian Wilson, Owen Wright and Ryan Callinan.

“With only a few months to go until surfing makes its debut at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, this event also gives our best Aussie surfers a valuable opportunity to put their skills to the test in an elite competitive environment.

“Sun, surf and sand are a way of life in our coastal towns and we’re doing everything we can to ensure our coastal communities can reap the recreational, tourism and economic benefits that surfing provides.”

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