2024 Australian Surf Championships set to return to Port Macquarie, NSW

Published on 06/05/2024

PORT MACQUARIE, NSW (May 6, 2024): Surfing Australia is excited to announce the Australian Surf Championships are set to return to Port Macquarie, NSW in 2024.

The event will be held from Wednesday, 31st July to Thursday, 8th August and incorporate the Australian Shortboard Titles, the Australian Para Surfing Titles and the Australian Bodyboard Titles.

In more exciting news, the Australian Longboard and SUP Titles will be moving to new locations this year, with details to come soon.

Surfing Australia CEO, Chris Mater said: “We’re thrilled to see the return of the Australian Surf Championships to Port Macquarie in 2024, with hundreds of surfers set to compete across three disciplines of surfing; shortboard, para and bodyboard. Last year we saw pumping conditions throughout the competition, and we expect epic waves again in 2024. We invite all surfing fans to join us and cheer on many of the country’s most talented athletes as they battle it out in the hopes of being crowned a national champion.”

Port Macquarie Hastings Mayor Peta Pinson said it was now surfing’s time to shine in the Port Macquarie Hastings.

“The Port Macquarie Hastings region continues to ride the crest of the major event wave this year, and I am thrilled to once again welcome the Australian Surfing Championships and its competitors as they barrel into town come late July,” Mayor Pinson said.

“This competition has become a real mainstay of our region’s sporting calendar, growing larger each and every year. With an abundance of suitable surf and shorelines that stretches for miles, it is no wonder our local and visiting competitors love competing at our brilliant surfing beaches. I’m looking forward to the action-packed competition and wish all competitors and visitors a warm welcome to the Port Macquarie-Hastings.”

The primary location for the event is Bonny Hills with back up locations including North Haven, Middle Rock, Lake Cathie, Lighthouse Beach, Flynns Beach and Town Beach.

Competitors are being offered a discount on accommodation at Ingenia Bonny Hillswith 15% off all bookings across the event period. Please call Ingenia Bonny Hills to receive your discount code.

Australian Surf Championships – Port Macquarie, NSW (July 31 – Aug 8)
Opening Ceremony: July 31
Australian Bodyboard Titles: August 1-2
Australian Shortboard Titles: August 3-7
Open Men and Women Shortboard: August 3-4
Surfmasters Over 35 Men: August 4-7
All other Surfmasters Shortboard divisions: August 5-7
Australian Para Surfing Titles: August 8
For more information, please visit australiansurfchampionships.com.

Entry to the Australian Titles is by state qualification or invitation. Qualified competitors of the below board divisions will represent their state as surfing enthusiasts and competitor friends and family eagerly watch to find out who will be crowned an Australian Titles Champion.

The Australian Surf Championships are proudly supported by Port Macquarie Hastings Council, Jim Beam and Ingenia Bonny Hills.

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