New Look APB staying South
They say good things come in threes... We're not sure who 'they' are, but that doesn't really matter. Their saying certainly rings true with the latest news coming out of the
, sorry APB (recent logo changes have made differentiating the two difficult). Back to the matter at hand, The Kiama World Tour event ‘The Bodyboard King Pro’ has been secured for another 3 years.
The APB have just announced a 3-year deal with the NSW Government that will see the Kiama Bodyboard King Pro’s fate set in stone up until 2021. With the 5-year absence of an Australian event on tour until last years event, this news is certainly music to our ears and the Australian Bodyboarding communities.
With Winny taking the cake last year in pretty lack lustre conditions, we are excited to see what will go down if the comp is held in some proper South Coast swell in the coming years.
In a press release put out by the APB; Member for Kiama Gareth Ward is quoted as saying “The NSW South Coast looks forward to welcoming world-class athletes (from around the world)” and expressed the benefits for the South Coast estimating that the event “will deliver nearly $1 Million to the local visitor economy over the three years as well as generating extensive media coverage”.
With Australia taking a backseat in the bodyboard world over recent years, The Kiama Bodyboard King Pro may be the spark our country needs to reach its former glory. The comp is likely to attract many Australian riders that have been absent from the world stage in recent times such as Mitch Rawlins, Ben Player, Dave Winchester and the like.
Being held between August 30 and September 8th this year, the competition is a roaming event that could take place anywhere from Shark Island all the way down to Ulladulla. Fingers crossed Mother Nature delivers the goods this time round and in years to come.
See The APB’s Official release here: