Boomerang Beach will become a showcase for some of the world’s best surfers when the Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D’Blanc lands in the idyllic region in February 2018.
The elite five-day World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 rated competition – which will form the third of four QS events on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series – will take place from 7 – 11 February, 2018.
Over 200 male and female surfers will compete in the event, which will see over 18 different countries represented across both divisions.
In addition to sponsoring the entire NSW Pro Surf Series, Vissla has become the naming-rights sponsor to the Great Lakes Pro, with D’Blanc as supporting partner. Vissla’s John Mossop believes the increased partnership will help to enhance the sustainable qualification pathway for Australian and international surfers.
“Aspiring professional surfers have a long road in front of them in order to potentially qualify and gain seeding into higher ranked events, so we’re extremely proud to be able to assist in this by getting behind competitions in regional areas with great waves like the Great Lakes,” said Mossop.
2016 Quiksilver Pro France Champion and former WSL World Championship Tour surfer Keanu Asing (Hawaii) is excited about returning to the location that kicked off his 2017 campaign.
“The Vissla Great Lakes Pro event at Boomerang Beach was such a great event for me to start my year and such a special place to be. Boomerang Beach produced amazing waves for the whole event and to stay at Moby’s Retreat was an incredible experience,” said Asing.” There was no better way to start my year other than competing in this particular event. I can’t wait to come back to surf this event again in 2018 to try and defend my title.”
The Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D’Blanc, part of the NSW Pro Surf Series, is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.
Member for Myall Lakes Stephen Bromhead said: “The Great Lakes Pro showcases the stunning Mid North Coast region to hundreds of surfers and fans from around the world.
“As part of the NSW Pro Surf Series, this event provides a significant boost to local businesses and accommodation providers and I’m looking forward to seeing Boomerang Beach packed with competitors and spectators in February.”
Event dates and locations:
Event One: Carve Pro
Location: Maroubra Beach
Date: January 18th – 21st, 2018
Event Two: Mothernest Tweed Coast Pro
Location: Cabarita Beach
Date: January 31st – February 4th, 2018
Event Three: Vissla Great Lakes Pro pres. by D’Blanc
Location: Boomerang Beach
Date: February 7th – 11th, 2018
Event Four: Central Coast Pro
Location: Avoca Beach
Date: March 7th – 11th, 2018
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series was developed for Australian and international surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series. The Series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.
More information on accommodation and the event series will be housed at nswprosurfseries.com
The 2018 NSW Pro Surf Series will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The series will also be proudly supported by Vissla, Randwick City Council, Central Coast Council, Destination Tweed, Mid Coast Council and Tourism, NBN, Toyota, Coastalwatch, World Surf League and Surfing NSW.