The Lake Mac City Pro Junior will be held on Redhead beach on Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th February 2020. The event will attract male and female competitors from all over Australia and internationally. This long running Surfest event provides a great opportunity for the Hunter’s best up-and-coming surfers to compete in an international event and experience competition at the highest level.
The Lake Mac Pro Junior will be the second time a World Surf League event has been held in the Lake Macquarie City region. With a total of $9,000 in prize money up for grabs the Pro Junior will attract around 100 male and female competitors, 18-years and under, from a number of countries all competing for equal prizemoney.
Lake Macquarie City Mayor Kay Fraser said, “I’m really pleased to welcome the Lake Mac City Pro Junior and Surfest back to Redhead beach in 2020. We have a lot of very talented male and female surfers here in Lake Macquarie. This event is an excellent opportunity for us to showcase some of our clean, safe beaches across the Lake Macquarie City boundaries. Its also a perfect opportunity to sell this amazing location to the rest of the world.
We know how important it is that both females and males compete in high level surfing. It makes our young people resilient and agile and gives them great skills as they mature in life. I know it will be a fantastic event and we are all looking forward to it.”
Surfest Organiser Warren Smith said, “I can’t tell you how pleased and excited we are to be able to hold the prestigious Lake Mac Pro for men and women again on a Lake Macquarie City beach. This event is very important to the future of professional surfing in Australia. With equal prizemoney on offer for the third year we set the trend for prizemoney parity before anyone else. This WSL event is open to both men and women. I am really looking forward to an outstanding international Pro Junior.
I’m also very excited and pleased that this long-standing event on the Surfest calendar is to be held on the iconic Redhead beach, February 8th and 9th, 2020. I’m extremely grateful to the hard-working crew at Lake Macquarie City Council who have been incredible supporters of surfing and Surfest in recent years. Thank you also Mayor Kay Fraser and the Councillors as we look forward to taking this event into 2020 and beyond.”