The 2023 Margaret River Wave Classic in Western Australia will happen this year from January 26-29.

Severne is proud to support this year’s event, and to see competition wave action return to “margs”.

The Margaret River Wave Classic 2023 will go ahead as a IWT** tour stop.

EVENT INFO

The organisers have published the following details. 

Thursday, January 26th
Arrival at Margaret River. Australia Day Warm-Up sunset Session.

Friday, January 27th
Afternoon Warm Up, No contest.

Saturday, January 28th / Contest Day

  • Confirming online Registrations 9:30 am – 10:30 am (extra $50 fee for late entry on the day)
  • Opening ceremony 11 am
  • The first possible start is 12pm till Sunset.
  • Beers & Dinner at “The Common” with a discount for athletes

Sunday January 29th / Backup day

  • Free Expression session, best move awarded.
  • Prize Giving at the point under the Severne Tent
  • Big Raffle, Beers & Dinner at “The Common” with a discount for athletes

*If the event is finished by Saturday, we will not count Sunday as a contest day.
The expression session will not be mandatory.

Registration closes on Thursday 26th January at 10:00 pm. Late entry fee penalty is $50

Safety
2 x Jet ski in the water during contest day only (no expression session).
First AID kit at the beach.

Categories
Learning from the previous contest, we will award:

  • Open top 3 – wooden trophies + wine
  • Women’s top 3 – wooden trophies + wine
  • Junior top 3 – wooden trophy
  • Master ( over 45 ) – top 3 wooden trophies + wine
  • Grandmaster ( over 55 ) 1st – wooden trophy + wine , 2nd 3rd wine only
  • Best Wipeout – 1 x Gath Helmet
  • Youngest Rider – 1 x Gath Helmet
  • Oldest Legend 1 x Gath Helmet

Prize money is to be confirmed for the Open division.

If we do not have a good number of riders in the women’s divisions, we will run it together with the Open division and award the women based on the final result.

The winner of the Junior division will gain a spot in the Open division.

If we do not have a good number for each division The Master and Grandmasters will compete together and we will award the separate divisions based on the final result
*A final decision is made on the day of contest.

The Prize Giving will be at Surfers Point under the Severne tent on Sunday 29th in the afternoon.

Judging criteria
Subject to conditions, potentially based on 2 best waves.
Heats duration between 12 to 15 minutes depending on conditions.

Media
we will have Photographers and a video cameraman during contest days.

Photo Contest
Unleash Media House & One Day Cafe’ will sponsor the Event’s Photo Contest:
Calling all the photographers everyone is welcome, no entry fee!
We will award the best event’s lifestyle or action shot 📸 with 100$ cash plus $50 voucher at the One Day Cafe’ in Dunsborough !!

Photo Contest guide:
– Be at the event and take your best windsurfing picture ( lifestyle or action )
– Post it on Instagram
– Tag @onedaycafedunsborough & @margaretriver_wswaveclassic
– Share it on your story
– The winner will be announced on Wednesday 1st February ’23
– Collect the 100$ cash plus 50$ voucher at the One Day Cafe’

Accommodation
Option available for a shared space up to 26 spots bunks beds at RAC caravan park in Margaret River, Carter road for Friday and Saturday night.
A minimum of 10 people is needed to make prices feasible as we have booked a whole cabin.
Please contact the organization of the event by texting 0456242096 asap.
We can only confirm the booking if we reach a minimum of 10 people. Pillow and sheets not provided.

Sponsors
If provided to the organization in time, all the flags and banners from all the sponsors will be set on the event’s village site during the race day.

Official Event Pages & Updates:
The official event’s updates will be posted on:
Facebook:
Windsurfing Western Australia
Margaret River Windsurfing Wave Classic

Instagram:
@windsurfwa
@margaretriver_wswaveclassic

Main Sponsor
Severne Windsurfing

Event sponsors
Windsurfing Western Australia
Department of local government Sport & Culture
International Windsurfing Tour
South South West
Unleash Media House
Unleash Outdoors
Gath Sports Helmets
Yahava Koffeeworks
Swings & Roundabouts
One Day Cafe’
Brumby’s Margaret River
Beerfarm
Margaret River Office Product DEPOT
G-Force Australia
Surflogic Australia

WWA Yearly Sponsors
Patrik Windsurfing
The Foil Shop
WSP Windsurfing Perth
2nd Wind Sailboard
Surf Sail Australia

 

Find detailed information and sign up at; https://www.windsurfingwa.org.au/events/170317/

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