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Flight Centre Burleigh Pro Surf Festival Bolstered in 2018

Burleigh. Photo: Swilly Burleigh Heads is a truely world class wave and could make this the best QS1,00 on the planet if the point comes to life this Australia Day weekend. WSL / Swilly

The Flight Centre Burleigh Pro Surf Festival is back again in 2018 and is set to be bigger than ever, promising four huge days of surfing and entertainment. Queensland's stand alone WSL QS event will feature a festival style set up over the Australia Day long weekend as crowds flock to one of Australia's most iconic point breaks.

The iconic QS1,000 event will attract some of the best male and female surfers from around the world, all vying for precious QS points. It is estimated that over nine countries will be represented when the event gets underway on the 25th of January.

Surfing Queensland CEO Adam Yates has witnessed the growth of the event over the years and said that the event has been significantly bolstered in 2018.

Bede Durbidge pre heat at Burleigh Bede Durbidge was a standout at the 2017 event and we can't wait what big names enter in 2018. WSL / Bennett

"The Burleigh Pro has always been one of the biggest and most exciting events on the Surfing Queensland calendar. This year we have made some major changes to the site precinct as well as adding lots of entertainment that will really benefit both the competitors and the wider community."

Naming rights partner Flight Centre have again backed the event in 2018, expressing their support for the sport of surfing in Queensland and continuing their strong partnership with the WSL and Surfing Queensland.

Macy Callaghan won her semifinal Heat at Burleigh today Macy Callaghan at the 2017 Flight Centre Burleigh Pro WSL / Bennett

"Flight Centre are thrilled to be the naming rights partner of this amazing event again in 2018. The organisation embodies the spirit or surfers travelling the world to surf some of the most iconic breaks, such as Burleigh Point. This event offers the perfect platform for us to convey the companies key messages and we look forward to connecting with surfers and assisting them make with their dream surf trips become a reality at the event in January,"

The 2018 Flight Centre Burleigh Pro is proudly supported by Stockland Burleigh Heads, Burleigh Heads Hotel, Australia's Gold Coast, Tourism and Events Queensland, Telstra, Queensland Government, HIF, Australia Skin Cancer Clinics, It's Live Queensland, The Wandering Bar Company, Coastalwatch. SEA FM, Pages, Surfing World Magazine, SurfAid, WSL and Surfing Queensland.

Hospitality Tickets can be purchased each day for prime viewing in a completely catered marquee, head to - http://www.surfingqueensland.com.au/events

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