As the only World Surf League sanctioned longboard event on Australia’s east coast the Australian Longboard Surfing Open features heavily in the North Coast Destination Network Sport Tourism Strategy. The event is supported by the Tweed Community, Tweed Shire Council and Tourism operators in the region. The Australian Longboard Open honours the history of longboard surfing with specialty surfing, amateur divisions live music, surf vehicle display, movies and more.
for 2019 the event will be held at the end of May in the warm waters at Kingscliff on the wave rich Tweed Coast the Australian Longboard Surfing Open is a muti day celebration of longboard surfing and the surfing lifestyle. It started life as the ‘Malfunction’ in 1984 as an excuse to get together with like minded surfers. Back then the contest being designed for those that wanted to get back to having fun in the waves. The first event was won by surfing legend Jeff Hakman from the USA. There is no doubt that this was the start of something really big when it happened the first time. This original event brought legions of ‘legends from the 50’s and 60’s out of retirement and back into the limelight.
Check out the Australian Longboard Surfing Open 2016 highlights below:
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The Longboard Open will be held on the May 30 – June 1, 2019.
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