The opening event of the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series will kickstart an action-packed year of surfing in NSW and Australia, with the first event, the 2023 Camplify Great Lakes Pro at Boomerang Beach in the Barrington Coast.
The stakes are higher for this year with 3,000 qualifying points on the table for the competitors. The more points an athlete can gain throughout the Qualifying Series, the more chance they have of securing a spot on the WSL International Challenger Series.
With over 300 of Australia's best up and coming athletes set to compete on the shores of Boomerang Beach over four epic competition days, Surfing NSW would love to see you on the beach and cheering them on! What more could you want than a combination of beautiful coastline, epic waves and fierce surfing to watch!
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This will be the third year that the QS will run under the new WSL regionalised format, with each region allocated a quota of athletes who must quantify their QS points to qualify for the Challenger Series. The QS events provide athletes with the opportunity to gain 5,000, 3,000, 1,500 and 1,000 points whereas the Challenger Series will offer 10,000 points.
Surfing NSW CEO, Luke Madden said that the Camplify Great Lakes Pro is the perfect destination to kickstart the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series 2023.
“Boomerang Beach is one of the most picturesque locations to commence the NSW leg of the Qualifying Series. This area offers our country's most elite athletes the opportunity to showcase their talent on some of the best waves our coastline has to offer with the added bonus of increasing their QS ranking earlier on in the year. This is a great way to build momentum and determination for each competitor,” said Madden.
The Great Lakes area of the Barrington Coast is well known amongst the surfing community as the perfect camping and adventure destination. Surfing NSW is delighted to announce its new partnership with Camplify to celebrate the beautiful Barrington Coast region and everything it has to offer.