Proudly sponsored by Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Port Macquarie's luscious beaches play host once again to the Longboard titles for New South Wales in 2013.
More than 200 competitors will take part in the event. The longboard is a minimum of nine feet which must also satisfy width requirements. The surfing is judged on a combination of modern manoeuvres (as it is with shortboards) and traditional manoeuvres such as nose riding (from back when all boards were long and much heavier). Longboards are also called "mals" which is short for "Malibu" - a famous break in California where Gidget originated.
13 divisions are being contested - from cadets to over 60s. Surfers come from all up and down the NSW coast and are competing to get into the NSW team for the Australian titles - also to be held in Port Macquarie in June.Visit Website