Australia's Premier Surf Boat Event Heads to New Location
Australia’s premier surf boat event will be heading to a new location in 2020, bringing over 3000 competitors, supporters and event officials to the region.
The 2020 Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) Open will be held at Mollymook Beach from 14 – 16 February 2020 and with almost 350 crews from 86 clubs competing at the 2019 event, thousands of surf life savers from far and wide will head to Mollymook for three days of exhilarating surf boat racing.
It is the biggest stand-alone surf boat racing event in Australia with divisions of surf boat racing being contested including Open Male, Open Female, Reserve Male, Reserve Female, Under 23 Male, Under 23 Female, Under 19 Male, Under 19 Female and Masters.
The event also features Australia and New Zealand representative crews do battle in a Trans-Tasman challenge, the Interstate championship, and the final of each division to be crowned on Sunday (Masters on Friday).
ASRL President Michael Brooks understands the membership love to travel to locations they wouldn’t normally visit, and that is what makes the 2020 ASRL Open a thrilling opportunity.
“The ASRL are committed to taking our premier event to new and exciting locations, and through the support of Destination NSW, Shoalhaven Shire Council and Mollymook SLSC, we are able to achieve this in 2020.” Mr Brooks said.
Michael Brooks is confident the three days of racing will engage not just the surf life saving community from Mollymook and surrounding areas, but the wider community.
“This event will not only bring thousands of visitors to the region, it will engage with hundreds of Mollymook SLSC members, council representatives and other volunteers from the community. We encourage everyone to come down and experience what this event has to offer”.
NSW Minister for Tourism Stuart Ayres commended on the Government’s commitment to ensuring the State’s tourism and events industry continues to grow.
“The NSW Government is dedicated to ensuring we’re supporting our tourism powerhouse and securing even more events to boost the visitor economy and maintain NSW’s dominant position as Australia’s premier destination and events State,” Mr Ayres said.
“We look forward to welcoming competitors and their families to Mollymook next year for another standout NSW event and encourage people to start planning their trip to this beautiful part of the State.”
Mollymook SLSC Club President Ron Austin OAM is confident the club members and wider community will rally to help deliver a successful event.
“Mollymook has a proud history of running major events on its beach, with strong membership, always enjoying strong community support, enabling us to run these events successfully.” Mr Austin said.
There is no cost for participants to witness the action over the three days which makes it an affordable activity for families to come down to the beach, have a wonderful weekend and check out the best surf boat rowers compete from across Australia.
To find out more about the 2020 Australian Surf Rowers League Open please visit www.asrl.com.au or https://www.facebook.com/navyasrl/.
The ASRL Open is proudly supported by Team Navy, the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, Shoalhaven Shire Council and Mollymook SLSC.
When: Friday, 14 February to Sunday, 16 February 2020
Where: Mollymook Beach, NSW
Cost: Free for spectators, registration fee for competitors to be announced shortly