- WSL

The Tweed Coast will play host to a return of Australian professional surfing in 2020. Some of the best surfers in Australia will compete either at Fingal Head or Cabarita Beach, depending on conditions.

IS THE EVENT SITE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC? The Tweed Coast Pro is a broadcast-only (not designed for spectators due to COVID) "strike mission" event. Surfers will be given just three days' notice within the waiting period window (September 1 - October 31) to compete in the two-day contest. The overall event impact will be six days in total, which includes three days set up, two day event and one day pack down.

HOW CAN YOU WATCH THE EVENT?

WSL is encouraging fans to watch the event live on worldsurfleague.com. Event pages are below:

HOW WILL THE EVENT KEEP THE COMMUNITY COVID SAFE? The WSL is following an extremely strict COVID Safe Plan for the event which is supported by NSW Health that will provide for what we are confident is a safe event environment. This includes heavily reduced athlete and staff numbers that haven't travelled from a designated COVID hotspot, athlete and staff pre event COVID testing, staff wearing face masks throughout the event along with tracking and tracing, social distancing as per 4sqm rule and increased hygiene measures.

HOW IS THE EVENT ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY? The WSL is working closely with the local Juraki Surf Indigenous Community and the Cabarita Boardriders Club on the Tweed Coast Pro. Two local Best of the Best heats (male and female) will see local Tweed Coast surfers (including a surfer from Juraki Surf Culture, Cabarita Boardriders, Kingscliff Boardriders, and Black Rocks Boardriders), vying it out for a position in the main event draws, while four up-and-coming junior surfers from Juraki will surf-off in an Indigenous Expression Session, both of which will be broadcast live to WSL's global audience. In addition, the WSL is involving local businesses, staff and service providers to deliver the event operationally.

HOW MANY SURFERS ARE COMPETING? The Tweed Coast Pro will feature 24 of the country's best surfers (12 men and 12 women) in the main men's and women's rounds.

If you have any further questions about the Tweed Coast Pro, please email - australasia@worldsurfleague.com

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