CASUARINA/NSW (September 2nd/2020):
Surfing Australia has today announced the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 SAE Group Australian Surf Championships, scheduled to run from October 17th, 2020 in Port Macquarie.
The health and wellbeing of competitors, staff and spectators is our priority, and Surfing Australia will continue to follow the latest Government health advice.
Surfing Australia’s national events have been subject to change in the current COVID-19 environment, and with the safety of all involved at the forefront of any decision, the call has been made to cancel the prestigious Longboard, Logger, Shortboard, Para and Bodyboard titles this year.
The event will be scheduled in 2021, once again in Port Macquarie where Australian Champions will be crowned in all divisions.
“It is unfortunate that COVID has forced the cancellation of this year’s event, however the safety of competitors, their families, and our local community must remain the priority. We are thrilled to support the event as host destination in 2021, and look forward to welcoming the surfing championships next year,” said Amanda Hatton, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Acting Group Manager.
“Surfing Australia is gutted to make the call, in consultation with our state branches, to cancel the SAE Group Australian Surf Championships for 2020 in Port Macquarie. We look forward to seeing champions crowned and entry numbers boom in 2021 when the region hosts the championships again,” said Surfing Australia CEO Chris Mater.
“We congratulate all the surfers who made their State teams & thank all our sponsors for their ongoing support, in particular, our naming rights partner in the SAE Group.”
NOTE: All Surfing Australia events and event dates are subject to change. Surfing Australia strictly adheres to any Federal Government directive regarding the current COVID-19 pandemic.
NATIONAL TITLE SCHEDULE
SAE Group Australian Surf Championships – CANCELLED
Port Macquarie, NSW – Oct 17th-Nov 2nd,
2020 nudie Australian Para Surfing Titles – CANCELLED
Port Macquarie, NSW – Oct 22nd, 2020
(within the ASC window)
More information can be found at www.australiansurfchampionships.com