Location: Merewether beach, Newcastle NSW
Date: Saturday 29 Feb & Sunday 1 March 2020
Event enquiries contact – Stan Moylan – 0401519799
OPEN, WOMEN and JUNIOR DIVISIONS FOR INDIGENOUS SURFERS ONLY
Entry Fee: OPEN MEN – $110 – All Open Men’s entry fees go to Wandiyali ATSI children programs
Free Entry: OPEN WOMEN, OPEN LONGBOARD, JUNIORS
PRIZEMONEY – OPEN MEN – 1st $6,000; 2nd $4,000; 3rd $2,000; 4th $1,500; Equal 5th $500; Equal 7th $250
OPEN WOMEN – 1st $1500; 2nd $750; 3rd $500; 4th $250
JUNIOR – 1st $1000; 2nd $500; 3rd $300; 4th $200
OPEN LONGBOARD – 1st $1000; 2nd $500; 3rd $300; 4th $200
Divisions: Multiple division entry is permitted in Open, Women’s, Junior.
The Wandiyali ATSI Indigenous Classic, the richest Indigenous surf contest in Australia, will take place at Merewether Beach on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st March 2020. 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 event remains 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, “After witnessing some outstanding surfing in excellent conditions in 2019 Surfest is again very proud to present 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 Steve Kilroy said; “Wandiyali is beyond excited for the 2020 Wandiyali Indigenous Classic. We will build on the recent success of moving the event to a weekend format for the past two years. In 2020 the 35th anniversary of Surfest we believe many more contestants will enter across all divisions to make the event bigger and better than ever before.
For us here at Wandiyali, and for the surfers in the events, it is all about showcasing Indigenous talent in different ways. The Wandiyali Classic is a great way for mob to catch up, connect and show off their talents.
The 2020 Wandiyali Indigenous Classic will showcase to a wide audience the very best Indigenous surfers in the land as well as plenty of on and off shore activities.”