Irukandjis longboard team competing at 2024 ISA World Longboard Championship in El Salvador

Published on 16/04/2024

Australia’s Irukandjis longboard team is on its way to El Salvador to compete at the 2024 ISA World Longboard Championship.

The event gets underway on the 19th of April with competition to run until the 25th of April.

Team Irukandjis Head Coach, Belén Alvarez Kimble, said the longboarding culture in Australia has always been strong, both in competition and free surfing.

“The opportunity to showcase our talent on the world stage is something that we really look forward to,” Alvarez Kimble said.

“We’re thrilled to head over to El Salavdor and represent Australia as longboarders. Our team all have a good understanding of the wave and are seasoned ISA surfers. We have incredible talent representing our country, with excellent technical longboarding skills and traditional, impeccable stylish surfing – you just can’t teach that.”

A fundraising drive, led by Surfing Australia’s High Performance Program, has provided athletes with additional support leading up to the event and will help cover travel costs including for a coach and physiotherapist.

“We want to say a big thank you to everyone who donated and is supporting the longboarding culture within Australia. This year, for the first time, we’ve had extra funding. Athletes have been able to better prepare for the event and have that ongoing support while overseas that we know will help them immensely in their quest for gold,” Alvarez Kimble said.

The Irukandjis team comprises 2023 Australian Champions Kirra Molnar (Noosa Heads, QLD) and ClintonGuest (Bokarina, QLD), along with wildcards TullyWhite (Allambie Heights, NSW) and DeclanWyton (Manly, NSW).

The 2024 World Longboard Championship follows the record-breaking 2023 edition, also hosted by Surf City El Salvador, where 118 surfers from 33 nations were present to challenge for the world championship in pristine conditions at the world famous El Sunzal point.

Follow the event via the ISA website and our social media channels.

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