The Mothernest Great Lakes Pro will once again call Boomerang Beach home this February with over 200 surfers visiting the idyllic region.
The elite four-day World Surf League (WSL) Qualifying Series (QS) 1000 rated event will form the second of three stops on the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series and will take place in the Great Lakes from the 19 February - 23 February 2020.
Surfing NSW CEO Luke Madden believes the event will continue to amaze spectators and competitors when the competition kicks off in February.
"The Mothernest Great Lakes Pro usually scores some of the best waves we see all year for competition, which in turn, makes for some incredible surfing. We can't wait to see what happens when it kicks off in February," said Madden.
NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the NSW Pro Surf Series provided a valuable boost to NSW's coastal towns.
"These events are expected to generate almost $3 million in visitor spend for NSW across the 2019-2021 events, which is a welcome injection to the State's economy," he said.
"NSW has more than 2,100 kilometers of spectacular coastline, and the mid-north coast's Boomerang Beach is one of our most revered surf beaches so it's a great fit for the Mothernest Great Lakes Pro."
MidCoast Council Mayor, David West added:
"We love supporting events that bring people to our area, but even more so when they promote a healthy, active lifestyle and really showcase the natural beauty of the region," said West.
"The Mothernest Great Lakes Pro is a fantastic competition that does all those things and more and we're delighted to host such a prestigious, WQS event here again. We have a strong surfing culture on the MidCoast and it's wonderful for our own up and coming stars to see this level of surfing first hand, at a break they know."
Mothernest Sales and Marketing Director David Mumford is looking forward to another year supporting the event.
"Very much looking forward to heading to beautiful Boomerang Beach to witness some of Australia's best-surfing talent compete in the 2020 Mothernest Great Lakes Pro," said Mumford.
"As a health supplement company, we are privileged to be partnered with Surfing NSW to not only support our elite athletes but to also promote and be part of the healthy lifestyle and camaraderie that is so special within the surfing community."
Local Boomerang Beach Boardriders Club wildcards are Oscar Salt and Charlize Everitt.
The Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series was developed for Australian and International surfers to gain ranking points and prize money on the WSL Qualifying Series. The series also creates a NSW coastal road trip for all to explore the variety of waves, visit local communities and enjoy NSW surfing culture.
2020 Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series Event Schedule Event 1: Carve Pro QS1,000, Maroubra - January 29 - 1 Feb Event 2: Mothernest Great Lakes Pro, Boomerang Beach - February 19 - 23 Event 3: Vissla Central Coast Pro, Avoca Beach - February 25 - March 1
The 2020 Mothernest Great Lakes Pro will be proudly supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW. The event will also be proudly supported by Mothernest, Vissla, Destination Barrington Coast, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Moby's Beachside Retreat, AirAsia, WSL, and Surfing NSW.