Fresh from his victory in the Triple Bull Pro at Cronulla, current Hurley NSW Championship Circuit ratings leader Rhys Bombaci (Kiama Downs, NSW) will be looking for a repeat performance when he lines up against a red hot field in the Bay Action Pro this weekend. Photo: Michael Tyrpenou/Surfing NSW
Fresh from his victory in the Triple Bull Pro at Cronulla, current Hurley NSW Championship Circuit ratings leader Rhys Bombaci (Kiama Downs, NSW) will be looking for a repeat performance when he lines up against a red hot field in the Bay Action Pro this weekend. Photo: Michael Tyrpenou/Surfing NSW

Prestigious surfing series is coming to Byron Bay

The biggest, best and most prestigious domestic surfing series has finally reached the Far North Coast of New South Wales, with the Bay Action Pro set to rock the Byron Shire this weekend.

As the first ever event on the prestigious Hurley New South Wales Championship Circuit to grace the State’s far north, the Bay Action Pro will see Australia’s best junior and open surfers going ballistic in the most beautiful of locations.

“We are stoked to be bringing a Hurley NSWCC event to the Far North Coast,” said Surfing NSW Operations Manager, Peter Hunt.

“Geographically, New South Wales is the biggest surfing State in Australia and historically the Far North Coast has often been overlooked as a State event location due to its sheer distance from Surfing NSW headquarters in Sydney.”

With $3500 up for grabs per event ($3000 for opens and $500 for cadets) the Bay Action Pro will offer the State’s elite an opportunity to compete for serious monetary rewards.

Led by Far North Coast standouts Yerrin Brown (Byron Bay, NSW), Jesse Buder (East Ballina, NSW), Jason Jamieson (Cabarita Beach, NSW) and Mitchell James (Kingscliff, NSW), the action is sure to be electrifying.

“The Far North Coast is one of the strongest competitive surfing regions in NSW with an immense amount of surfing talent consistently being developed by the region’s strong contingent of boardrider clubs,” Hunt said.

Despite the hopes of the locals, Triple Bull Pro finalists Rhys Bombaci (Kiama Downs, NSW) and Nick Squires (North Wollongong, NSW), along with Newcastle’s Jake Sylvester and Hurley team rider Ben Short (Narrabeen, NSW) will be looking to thwart their chances.

Also new to this year’s circuit will be the Hurley Boardriders Challenge, an invitational event which recognises the importance of grassroots surfing throughout the State.

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 Each event will see six local boardrider clubs going head-to-head in a teams format with the winner taking home up to $600 cash.

“The support of Bay Action Surf, Byron Bay Boardriders and Surfing Far North Coast has been phenomenal so far and we’re really looking forward to a successful event in Byron Bay,” Hunt said.

The Bay Action Pro will take place on Saturday and Sunday in the Byron Bay area with contest location options including Tallow Beach, Suffolk Park and Broken Head.

For the confirmed running schedule and contest location, call the Surfing NSW Event Hotline on 0458 247 212 after 6:50am on both days of the event.

For more information be sure to check out www.surfingnsw.com.au

The Bay Action Pro is proudly supported by Hurley, Bay Action Surf, Australia’s Surfing Life, Byron Bay Boardriders Club, Surfing Far North Coast and Surfing NSW.

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