ASP No. 1 seed Georgia Young competing at the 2012 Swatch Girls Pro China. Pic ASP/Robertson
COOLANGATTA QLD/Australia (Tuesday 5 March 2013) – Some of the world’s best female Longboarders are preparing to descend on Kingscliff from March 20-24 to contest Australian Longboard Surfing Open and gain valuable qualifying points in the 2013 ASP Longboard Qualifying Series (LQS).
Australia’s number one ranked ASP competitor, Georgia Young (WA), will be out to improve upon her disappointing equal 13th position in 2012 and is looking forward to surfing Kingscliff again.
“I’ve surfed Kingscliff quite a lot over the last few years, and it’s a great wave,” said Young. “It can be a little tricky when it’s big, but if you pick off the right wave it’s a perfect right hander that offers a few different sections. It’s a great competition. It’s fantastic to have a LQS divisions for both men and women, as well as the amateur and retro divisions. It pulls together a really good crew of surfers and makes for a fun event.”
Young will face some stiff competition for the title and is up against some of the world’s best longboarders including World No. 5, Hiroka Yoshikawa (JPN), and No. 13 Crystal Dzigas (HAW) and Wen Ling Chou (TPE).
With the high calibre of surfers in the event the Australian Longboard Open is proud to announce the Cancer Institute NSW as a major sponsor of the ASP LQS Woman’s Division.
This is the third time the Cancer Institute NSW has sponsored this division.
“We are proud to have the Cancer Institute NSW sponsor this division for the third time,” said event director Sean McKeown. “This support enables Australian surfers the opportunity to compete at the highest level in Australia against competitors from around the world. It also brings awareness of the dangers of exposure to the sun and how to minimise the risks of over exposure to the sun.”
Australian Longboard Surfing Open:
The Australian Longboard Surfing Open the 2013 event will be staged from 20th – 24th March at Kingscliff NSW Australia. It is set to take Australian Longboard Surfing to a new level of fun and entertainment with ASP LQS Man’s & Woman’s divisions, a noserider event, SUP Surfing & Racing and amateur surfing divisions. On the land there will be a music festival, lifestyle market stalls, art, cooking demonstrations and movies .
Cancer Institute NSW:
The Cancer Institute NSW is Australia’s first State-wide Government supported cancer control agency. The Cancer Institute NSW is responsible for reducing cancer incidence, increasing cancer survival, improving quality of life for cancer patients and their carers and providing expert advice on cancer. For more information visit www.cancerinstitute.org.au
The 2013 Australian Longboard Surfing open is proudly supported by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW, through the Regional Flagship Events Program.