Exciting new location for the 2024 Australian Longboard Titles

Published on 21/06/2024

Surfing Australia is excited to announce a new location for the 2024 Australian Longboard Titles.

This year, the longboard divisions of the 2024 Australian Surf Championships will run as a stand-alone event on Bundjalung Country on the Tweed Coast in northern New South Wales.

The event will be held over six days from Thursday, September 12, 2024 to Tuesday, September 17, 2024, with possible event locations including Cabarita Beach, Hastings Point, Kingscliff Beach, Fingal Beach and Duranbah Beach.

The announcement follows Surfing Australia’s decision to hold the Australian Shortboard Titles, the Australian Para Surfing Titles and the Australian Bodyboard Titles in Port Macquarie, NSW (July 31st – August 8th) and the Australian SUP Titles on Phillip Island in Victoria (October 22nd – October 26th).

Surfing Australia Event Director Rohan Fell said: “We’re looking forward to seeing the longboard divisions of the Australian Surf Championships at a new location that is suited to their style of surfing. The Tweed Coast offers a range of point breaks and back beaches that are not only ideal for longboarding but it is also close to the Hyundai Surfing Australia High Performance Centre, which offers world-class training facilities, function rooms, accommodation, and other support services such as coaching and physio that will be made available to athletes during the event window.”

Multiple-Australian Champion Landen Smales (Noosa Heads, QLD) won his first Australian Logger Title at 12-years-old when the Australian Titles were held on the Tweed Coast back in 2019.

Smales said he was looking forward to the Australian Longboard Titles returning to the region.

“I’m really looking forward to the Aussie Longboard Titles. It’s great to have the event moving to the Tweed Coast, Bundjalung Country this year. There are so many different breaks to choose from. Last year I won the Junior and Open Men’s Logger and I’m keen to compete in the new longboard division with the criteria change this year. The changes suit my surfing and I’ll be trying to lock in a spot in team Australia to compete at Worlds later in the year.”

Australian Longboard Titles – divisions:
Under 18 Junior Men
Under 18 Junior Women
Open Men
Open Women
Grand Masters Women O40
Grand Masters Men O40
Kahunas Men O45
Grand Kahunas Men O50
Women O50
Dukes Men O55
Grand Dukes O60
O60 Women
Legends Men O65
Grand Legends Men O70
O70 Women

Please see the 2024 Surfing Australia Rule Book for the most up-to-date longboard criteria.

Schedule:

  • Opening Ceremony:
    • Date: Thursday, September 12, 2024
  • Competition Windows:
    • Window 1: Friday, September 13, 2024 – Saturday, September 14, 2024
      Divisions: Open Men & Women, U18 Junior Men & Women
      Presentation: To be held after competition on Saturday, September 14, 2024
    • Window 2: Saturday, September 14, 2024 – Tuesday, September 17, 2024Divisions: Over 40 Men & Women, Over 45 Men & Over 50 Men & Women, Over 55 Men, Over 60 Men & Women, Over 65 Men & Over 70 Men & Women
      Presentation: To be held after the competition on Tuesday, September 17, 2024

For more information, please visit australiansurfchampionships.com/longboard.

Entry to the Australian Titles are by state qualification or invitation as a wildcard.

The Australian Titles are supported by the Hyundai Surfing Australian High Performance Centre, Jim Beam and Surfers for Climate.

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