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HIF NSW Open State Titles & Cadet Cup announced for April

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HIF NSW Open State Titles & Cadet Cup

Surfing NSW
Soldiers Beach, Central Coast, Australia
11 - 13 April, 2014

Open State Titles & Cadet Cup add new events for 2014

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 28 February, 2014 - Surfing NSW is delighted to announce that the HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup will be landing in the wave-rich region of the Central Coast (Soldiers Beach) from the 11th to 13th April 2014.

In 2014, the three-day unisex event will see the addition of multiple Cadet Cup divisions and is also excited to be handing out a $3500 prize purse.

The winners of both the male and female divisions will also be awarded with a wildcard into next years ASP Newcastle Surfest Burton Toyota Pro and Hunter Ports Womens Classic.

Results of the HIF NSW Open State Titles will determine the Open Male and Open Female NSW team for the 2014 Australian Surf Festival in August at Coffs Harbour.

“Australians spend a lot of time in and around our coastal communities, so it makes sense to us at HIF to support water-based activities,” said HIF Managing Director, Graeme Gibson.

“And surfing is such a fantastic water sport and is synonymous with a healthy lifestyle. HIF has been supporting surfing in W.A. for a number of years, and given our national focus, we’re really pleased to have extended that support nationally, including the support of Surfing NSW.”

The HIF NSW Cadet Cup will also run concurrently with the Open State Titles and will be open to all surfers in the under-16 and under-14 divisions.

The HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup will see a straight knock out format with 50 percent progression across all event divisions. Each division will consist of following round amounts:

- Open Men - Round of 64

- Open Female - Round of 32

- U16 Boys - Round of 32

- U16 Girls - Round of 16

- U14 Boys - Round of 32

- U14 Girls - Round of 12

The HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup are proudly sponsored by Wyong Shire Council and Greater Toukley Vision, both of who are excited to see an elite state-level surfing event return to the idyllic region.

“It is with great pleasure we announce our continuing support to Surfing NSW in sponsorship of the HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup event at Soldiers Beach,” said Greater Toukley Vision spokesperson Janet Holmesby. “Hosting quality events like this one create a significant financial boost to our area with the extra visitors enjoying all that the beautiful Central Coast has to offer.”

The main base for the HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup will be Soldiers Beach, however the event also has the capability to run at Shelly Beach, North Shelly Beach and North Entrance.

Entries to both events will open at 5pm, Monday 3rd March 2014. Coastalwatch Plus will be the official forecast partner for the event, ensuring all competitors get the best waves possible.

The HIF NSW Open State Titles and Cadet Cup are sponsored by HIF, Greater Toukley Vision, Wyong Shire Council, Be the Influence, Australian Skin Cancer Clinics, Coastalwatch Plus, Carve, Ohana Ocean Athletics and Surfing NSW.

Ethan Smith

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