Published on : Friday, November 18, 2016
Queensland Minister for Tourism and Major Events Kate Jones said the event would continue to be a feature on TEQ’s major events calendar through 2018.
“The Palaszczuk Government is proud to partner with the World Surf League through TEQ to deliver one of the Gold Coast’s signature events,” Jones said.
“We’re proud to host the best surfers in the world as we open the WSL Championship Tour on the Gold Coast at one of the best surfing breaks in the world at Snapper Rocks.
“These major events are big drawcards for visitors and showcase Queensland to a global audience, promoting our envious beach culture and the relaxed lifestyle of the Gold Coast.”
In addition to the two Championship Tour events, the Gold Coast is also the home of the WSL Awards, which highlight and celebrate those who have made significant contributions to the sport over the previous year.
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said, “Our city’s investment in surf amenity is renowned worldwide. We boast world champions extending back many decades and enjoy 55 kilometres of incredible beaches with both point and beach breaks.
“I welcome the tour to the Gold Coast and look forward to witnessing the action at Snapper.”
The Roxy and Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast will be webcast LIVE on worldsurfleague.com beginning on 14 March, 2016 as well as on the highly rated free WSL app, available for both Android and iOS devices.
The World Surf League (WSL), formerly the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), is dedicated to celebrating the world’s best surfing on the world’s best waves through a variety of best-in-class audience platforms.