Entries opened for next month’s LQS event
Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 9 February, 2016 - The Australian Longboard Surfing Open held in Kingscliff 25th to 27th March 2016 has announced Australian Wetsuit Company Volte Wetsuits, as the main sponsor of the Men's LQS. In making the announcement Event Director Sean McKeown said this was a great show of support for the longboard community from Volte.
Presently Volte Wetsuits sponsorship had been targeted towards big wave surfers where they sponsor renown chargers Jarryd Foster and Mick Corbett. Both coincidentally made their names as longboard surfers in West Australia.
"Both Jarryd and Mick have competed on longboards in the past with Mick previously competing at the Australian Longboard Surfing Open” McKeown said.
"When we heard that they had the backing of Volte Wetsuits we approached Volte for support last year. They wanted to be involved again for 2016 so we offered them the opportunity to become the Men's Pro sponsor."
Spokesman for Volte Wetsuits, Phil Corbett, commented “Volte Wetsuits are excited to continue its association with the Australian Longboard Surfing Open in 2016. We respect the energy and vibe that Sean McKeown continues to inject into the longboarding scene in Australia. Hopefully the swell will line up nicely and allow the competitors to show off their skills.”
There is a full range of activities during the 2016 event which is being run over the Easter weekend being 25th -27th March at Kingscliff. In the water surfing consists of both amateur and professional divisions, age, specialty divisions and SUP surfing.
There are plenty of free activities for everyone to join in as well including a paddle out to remember those that have passed on, Fluro Friday with its message “One wave can make a difference” and a free surf movie in the park. The Old Mal display, markets, buskers live bands and Miss Beach Girl on the Saturday.
Sunday sees finals all day plus Stand Up Paddle racing, for the kids there will be an Easter Hunt on the beach. Arriving to the beach in style has always been important for surfers so a range of Surf Vehicles will be on display on the Sunday morning.