Published on : Monday, September 12, 2016
Minister for Sport Stuart Ayres joined Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch to launch the event, which forms part of the NSW Pro Surf Series and will provide a big boost for local hotels, restaurants and businesses.
“The 2017 NSW Pro Surf Series will contribute over $1.8 million to the NSW economy in visitor spend, attracting 1,000 overnight visitors to the four event locations,” Mr Ayres said.
“The event will attract over 200 surfers from around the world to Avoca Beach, competing over five days from 8-12 March 2017.”
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch said the Komunity Project Central Coast Pro was one of the highlights of last summer and spectators will enjoy the event’s bigger and better return next year.
“The Central Coast Pro is an official World Surf League Qualifying Series event, and will showcase our spectacular region and coastline to surfers and fans from around Australia and the world.”
“I look forward to seeing Avoca Beach packed with competitors and spectators next summer.”
Destination NSW Chief Executive Officer Sandra Chipchase said the Central Coast region has so much to offer event visitors.
“I encourage all surfing fans to make plans to get to this incredible region for the Central Coast Pro, and make sure they take some time while there to experience everything the area has to offer.”
Other events in the NSW Pro Surf Series will be held at Maroubra Beach on 19-22 January, Cabarita Beach on 1-5 February and Boomerang Beach on 7-11 February.