Port Stephens Surf Festival events, NSW SUP Titles and NSW Longboard Titles, to be held in August

GOING AHEAD: The rescheduled NSW SUP Titles and the NSW Longboard Titles will call Port Stephens home on the new dates of August 20-25. Picture: Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW
GOING AHEAD: The rescheduled NSW SUP Titles and the NSW Longboard Titles will call Port Stephens home on the new dates of August 20-25. Picture: Ethan Smith/Surfing NSW

The postponed NSW SUP Titles and the NSW Longboard Titles have been given new run dates and will return to Port Stephens in August.

Surfing NSW said the titles, originally scheduled to run back-to-back at Birubi and One Mile beaches from April 30 to May 5, are now set to be held August 20 to 25 "so long as the NSW Government says it's safe to do so".

The titles, which form the annual Port Stephens Surf Festival, were postponed early in April due to the then quickly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden said Port Stephens is the perfect location to host the two titles events.

"Port Stephens is an idyllic region and is perfectly suited to the state's best longboarders and stand up paddlers," he said.

"We expect to see over 200 competitors partaking in the event over both disciplines in what is sure to be a spectacular display of wave riding and ocean paddling."

The six-day event will see longboards run from August 20 to 22 and the SUPs to follow from August 22 to 25.

Results from the two events decide the NSW Teams for the Australian Longboard and SUP Titles which are decided at the end of the year.

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