Hurley BL Blast Off
Presented by Beecraft
Surfing New South Wales
Sydney's Northern Beaches, Australia
23 - 26 September 2013
Record number of entries for Hurley BL's Blast Off
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 18 September, 2013 : - - The 2013 Hurley BL’s Blast Off presented by Beecraft has hit a record number of registrations with 365 kids, 14 and under entering the event to take place 23rd-26th September.
The event’s format is at capacity with Event Director and World Champion Surfer Barton Lynch commenting that there are waiting lists for every category.
Every year the event has increased by about 40 participants and next year BL says “In 2014 we may look at the possibility of adding another day to continue to expand with the demand of the event.”
BL’s Blast Off is Australia’s largest grom and family surfing event, BL says “It’s a popular event because it is designed not only as a competition but a coaching program that no other competition structure provides.” He says “there is so much demand that the event is single entry only unlike other events that competitors can enter in multiple divisions, at Blast Off our entrants only enter one division, making our total 365 entries this year a massive record number.”
This year 7 times World Champion Layne Beachley will be attending on Monday 23rd September. Layne has attended every event since it started and supports the unique coaching component of the event.
Other big names to look out for throughout the week include former World Champ and local Tom Carroll, Rabbit Bartholomew and Damian Hardman. In the judging booth we also have World Champion Long Boarder Harley Inglby and World Masters Champ Terry Richardson. BL says “We hope that all the kids will be inspired for their own greatness by the line up of surfing legends.”
New sponsor GoPro
The count down clock has started ticking to Australia’s favourite grom comp starting 23rd September 2013. This week we are excited to announce GoPro has joined the team to bring our groms some great top of the range GoPro cameras as prizes to capture their own epic surf and action sports moments in HD quality. GoPro are also providing runner up prizes in the Perfect Wave, Surfrider Raffle. (see below)
GoPro is the world's leading activity image capture company. GoPro produces arguably the most versatile cameras in the world, the famous HD HERO® line of wearable and gear-mountable cameras and accessories. GoPro’s products are sold through leading specialty retailers in more than 50 countries. gopro.com
The Perfect Wave Raffle for Surfrider Foundation Australia
Thanks to The Perfect Wave this year’s Blast Off Raffle is an amazing Maldives surf trip with Barton Lynch. The Perfect Wave specialise in surf travel world wide and we are stoked that they can offer such a fantastic prize. Thanks also to Hurley and GoPro for providing runners up prizes. Money raised from this year’s raffle will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation Australia, which Barton holds a seat on the board.
Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $20 available for purchase online surfrider.org.au or during the event. The Raffle will be drawn 2PM WEDNESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER 2013. Check blblastoff.com.au for daily updates on event’s location.
Surfrider Foundation Australia is a not for profit sea-roots organisation dedicated to the protection of Australia’s waves and beaches through Conservation, Activism, Research and Education.
Hayden Shapes and Stacey Surfboards Join The Team
We are excited to announce that this year the winner of every division, including for the first time the 6’s, will win a custom ordered Hayden Shapes or Stacey Surfboard. Each division’s winner can choose their own specifications for a brand new board. We are thrilled that both have joined the team to provide such great quality equipment to the winners.
Source: BL Blastoff
Author: Kylie Edwards
Tags: Barton Lynch, New South Wales, BL Blastoff