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Surfing NSW announces 2014 schedule



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Surfing NSW highlights 2014 with huge events in January & February

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 December, 2013 -- Surfing NSW has announced its schedule for the 2014 calendar year, which is set to comprise of events covering all disciplines of boardriding.

Surfing NSW Event Manager Luke Madden believes the forthcoming year is looking bright, with the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle, multiple ASP Australasia Pro Junior series events and the Hurley Australian Open Of Surfing all confirmed to be taking place in the first two months of 2014.

“2014 is shaping up to be an awesome year for Surfing NSW,” said Madden. “We have big things planned for the beginning of the year with the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle final at Cronulla and also the Hurley Australian Open Of Surfing taking place at Manly.”

Madden added: “We’re also looking to grow our NSW State Titles across all codes of boardriding and believe that a change of location will give a lot of events a fresh new look. We’re excited to be giving a variety of local communities the opportunity to see some new events on their doorstep.”

Some of the events that have changed location for 2014 include: The HIF Open State Titles and Cadet Cup, The NSW Bodyboard State Titles, The NSW Longboard Titles and NSW State Junior Surfing Titles.

Also moving for 2014 is the two-week long Australian Surf Festival, which will be heading to Coffs Harbour for the next three years. Almost 400 surfers from throughout Australia have converged on Port Macquarie for the event since 2008.

Surfing NSW’s first event in 2014 will be the Be the Influence Australian Boardriders Battle (NSW South) at Wollongong, followed by the newly created Carve Pro Junior and Ocean and Earth Teenage Rampage at Maroubra.

Entries for the Ocean and Earth Teenage Rampage are set to open on the 17th of December at 5.00pm. The event, which has been fine-tuned and compressed into an elite three-day competition will see some of the most promising male and female surfers aged 13-and-under and 16-and-under battling it out on the eastern Sydney beach.

Ethan Smith

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