COMPETITORS PLEASE MEET AT MEREWETHER BEACH AT 7AM FOR 7.30AM START
The Wandiyali ATSI Indigenous Classic will take place at Merewether Beach on 17th and 18th February 2018. The event is set to again offer Australia’s biggest purse for an Indigenous surfing competition, offering a total prize money pool of $22,000 for male and female Indigenous surfers. This is the richest indigenous surfing contest in world and is an important part of the Surfest festival.
The contest is open to Open men, women, juniors and longboarder surfers. Indigenous surfers from all over Australia travel to Newcastle for two days of cultural and sporting celebrations and is an event not to be missed as the standard of surfing is exceptional.
Surfest organiser Warren Smith said, “Surfest takes immense pride in presenting the Wandiyali Indigenous Classic. To see the event grow over the years to now have four divisions is a testament to the events popularity. The surfing is of the highest level and the support from the community is great to see.”
Co founder and CEO of Wandiyali ATSI said; “Wandiyali is beyond excited for the 2018 Wandiyali Indigenous Classic with the event moving to a weekend format! We are expecting that more contestants will enter and make the event bigger and better than ever before.
For us here at Wandiyali, and for the surfers that enter the events, it is all about showcasing Indigenous talent in different ways. The Classic is a great way for mob to catch up, connect and show off their talents.
We are excited to introduce the Wandiyali Indigenous Classic Youth Surfing Clinic in 2018 as a way to introduce kids to a new sport.
2018 will be a big year for the Wandiyali Indigenous Classic with plenty happening on and off shore!”