Para Surfers Prepare to Defend Their Australian Titles

Published on 27/07/2023

The Australian Surf Championships return to Port Macquarie next week. Hundreds of surfers will make their way to the NSW north coast for the 17-day event starting on the 4th of August.

The sixth Australian Para Surfing Titles will be held on the 13th of August alongside the Shortboard, Longboard & Logger Titles and Bodyboard Titles.

Sam Bloom (Newport, NSW) is a three-time Australian title winner and will be competing in the prone non assist division, which she won last year.

“It’s definitely getting more competitive which is great, the sport is growing every year.”

Bloom said it was an absolute honour to be crowned Australia champion.

“What I love about the Australian Surf Championships is the fact that there are more competitors every year, which is awesome, and the chance to make it on the Australian team and represent your country. It makes you feel incredibly proud.”

The 2023 Australian Championships will kick off on the 4th of August with an opening ceremony and run until the 21st of August 2023. Specific discipline dates can be seen below.

Australian Surf Championships – Port Macquarie, NSW (Aug 4 – 21)

  • Opening Ceremony: August 4
  • Australian Longboard Titles: August 5 – 12
  • Australian Para Surfing Titles: August 13
  • Australian Bodyboard Titles: August 14 – 16
  • Australian Shortboard Titles: August 17 – 21

Entry to the Australian Titles is by state qualification or invitation.

The Australian Surf Championships are proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW as well as Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Le Tan, Stroud Homes, Bonny Hills Beach Hotel, Jim Beam, Stoddart Group, One Agency North Haven and Surfing NSW.

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