THE 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 6,000 rated event is set to kick off in a little over three weeks’ time and will feature a range of activities both in and out of the water.
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Local competitor and Bay Area Boardriders member Jasmine Sampson has been offered a wildcard into the Women’s QS6000 event by Surfing NSW to fly the flag for Port Stephens.
Over the duration of the event window, Surfing NSW is slated to host a variety of different activations including functions, Surfers Rescue 24/7 courses, Indigenous smoking ceremony, and Kaos Surf Grom Kaddies who will work as board caddies for the WSL QS6,000 competitors.
The free Surfers Rescue 24/7 course will see a handful of the world’s best female competitors partake in Surfing NSW’s free board rescue course on Thursday, 14 November 2019.
The Surfers Rescue 24/7 course provides crucial training to assist in an ocean emergency situation and ultimately save a life. The course was sparked by a need to cover the gap between patrolled beaches and remote beaches in an effort to reduce deaths from drowning in NSW.
Port Stephens Toyota are long term and generous supporters of many community events in and around Port Stephens and Kim Burton owner of Port Stephens Toyota is continuing his generous contribution to professional surfing and WSL events in the Newcastle and Bay area.
“It is a huge honour for the Hunter region to have the women’s QS season finish here,” said Burton.
“I’ve lived a surfer’s lifestyle for as long as I can remember and to be able to get involved with this event and blend my passion for surfing with my business is a real blessing.
“I’m truly stoked to be involved with this event again and look forward to seeing what new talents will emerge to qualify for the CT next year.”
Luke Madden Surfing NSW CEO told News Of The Area, “The Port Stephens community and Surfing NSW share a passion for surfing and want to work together on the event while developing new and exciting concepts like the Kaos Surf Grom Kaddies.”
The 2019 Port Stephens Toyota Pro pres. by Sisstrevolution is proudly brought to you by Port Stephens Toyota, Sisstrevolution, Port Stephens Council, Newcastle Airport, AirAsia, PRD Nationwide, Crest Cafe, Kaos Surf, Middle Rock Holiday Resort, Wanderers Retreat, Bondi Chai, WSL and Surfing NSW.
By Marian SAMPSON