THE 2013 “N.S.W SOUTH COAST CRUSADE” presented by STOKE FACTORY and supported by ID BOARDS.

The International Bodyboarding Association (I.B.A) is proud to announce the 2nd event on the 2013 GoPro IBA World Tour – The 2013 N.S.W South Coast Crusade.

Event dates April 18th – May 1st 2013.

Kiama and the surrounding regions will play host to the IBA GoPro Grand Slam Series for the first time in bodyboarding history. The event will attract the biggest names in the sport like 10 x world champion MIKE STEWART (Hawaii), 3 x & current world champion JEFF HUBBARD (Hawaii), 2013 Pipeline champion Ben Player (Australia) & many more of the world’s best Bodyboarder’s.

As a mobile event, the IBA & it’s athletes will explore the South Coast of NSW (Kiama region) in search of the ultimate bodyboarding waves that are on offer in late April. Some of the most renowned Bodyboarding beach & reef breaks are located on the NSW south coast and the IBA hopes to deliver what is predicted to be one of the most memorable and adventurous Bodyboarding contests ever.

The beautiful town of Kiama is located on the NSW south coast roughly a 90 minutes drive south of Sydney. It is renowned for its beautiful countryside and white sand beaches.

“I can’t wait to get back down to Australia for the NSW IBA Mobile event. Kiama is so beautiful and relaxing. I am excited to be staying there and to be surfing those waves for two whole weeks. It is going to be legendary.” – Jeff Hubbard  (3 times & current world champion)

The GSS trials event will be held on the 18th & 19th April at Kiama Wedge, Kiama or Mystics Beach, Minnamurra. The main event-waiting period will commence on the 20th April until May 1st. Kiama will be the central hub for the event with Mystics, Kiama and Gerroa wedge’s being the paramount event locations. The event will also double as an Australian Tour Event with ratings on offer for the National Tour of the IBA Australasia.

Event information:

Check-in:

Kiama Pavillion Wednesday April 17th,  4:00 pm – 6:00 pm.

$250.00 AUD cash only with entry form signed. No entry forms will be excepted without cash.

GSS Trials Event:

Kiama Wedge, Kiama Main Beach or Mystics Beach, Minnamurra – to be announced at check-in.

GSS Main Event:

April 20th – May 1st, Kiama region (Mobile). For all updates on event locations, please follow the IBA Facebook page and website for details.

Accommodation:

www.kiamacoast.com.au

www.southcoastholidays.com.au

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