The World Surf League organises the annual world professional longboard surfing titles and sanctions the Australian Longboard Surfing Open. They help broadcast the event live at WorldSurfLeague.com where you can experience the athleticism, drama and adventure of competitive surfing from anywhere when its it's on.
We have, unquestionably, some of the best surfers in the world competing at the Australian Longboard Surfing Open, providing star power and leadership positioning to our partners as they strive to hone their competitive skills as they attempt to qualify for their spot at the World Longboard Titles. See who has entered below.
IMPORTANT UPDATE DUE TO CLASH OF DATES WITH THE NEW WSL EVENT IN PNG
As you may or may not know the World Surf League advised professional competitors during the 2016 World Titles last December, that they would be running a new World Longboard Tour event in Papua New Guinea in March.
WSL then contacted myself and asked if we could run ALSO a week earlier than we had previously advised as the WSL wanted to run the PNG event at the same time as ALSO.
While we are stoked that there is a new WLT event in the offering, we are bitterly disappointed to be treated this way after being a licence holder with WSL and ASP since 2006.
As Noosa Festival of Surfing is the week before our event and that council permits, advertising, entries received and accommodation booked we are not in a position to change our dates.
After consultation with event stakeholders including competitors it has been decided to run the WSL Longboard Qualifying Series over one day, Wednesday March 15th. This will enable professional competitors to compete at Kingscliff and then gives 2 days to get to the PNG event site with 4 flights a day from Brisbane (which is 11/2 hrs from Kingscliff) and connections that match to the province on the same day.
Entries are open at the WSL event registration.
We are still taking other entries online at australianlongboardopen.com or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All the crew here are committed to making this the best longboard event in the world.