2020 Surftag Australian Series

Northern Beaches Surftag Qualifier
25th January - Curl Curl Beach

Newcastle Surftag Qualifier
8th & 9th February - Merewether Beach

Wollongong Surftag Qualifier
22nd & 23rd February - Stanwell Park Beach

QLD & Northern NSW Qualifier
29th Feb & 1st March - Duranbah Beach

Surftag Australian Championships
4th & 5th April - Queenscliff Beach, Sydney

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Bacardi Surf Tour Ratings leader Blake Thornton will be back in action at the Aloha Manly Style Pro


Six foot and Offshore Forecast for the Aloha Manly Style Pro

1st June 2016

After being rescheduled due to flat conditions in May the Aloha Manly Style Pro is set to run this Sunday in six foot and offshore conditions at Curl Curl Beach. With ten to twelve foot waves and strong winds being the early forecast, Bacardi Surf Tour partner Swellnet has now downgraded the weather pattern for the weekend with ideal swell and winds now forecast for Sydney.

The rescheduled date of 5th June has opened the door for some tough competition to join the heat draw with the winner of the Triple Bull Cronulla Pro Blake Thornton confirmed in Heat 1. Also unavailable in May to compete but now heading to Curl Curl on Sunday will be Wollongong powerhouse Nick Squires, Dean Bowen, Drew Courtney, Shane Holmes and Teal Vanner.

Sitting in first position on the Bacardi Surf Tour Ratings Thornton showed at Cronulla he has the power game to win in big chunky waves. "Too many comps unfortunately get an average forecast and are run in marginal waves, this Sunday is looking really tasty," said Thornton. "It keeps changing but it seems there is definitely going to be some solid swell with favourable winds which is going to level the playing field and make for some pretty exciting surfing with the strong field, I cant wait".

With $1000 and 1000 ratings points awarded to the winner, the Inaugural event has attracted forty four surfers from all over Sydney, Newcastle, Central Coast and the South Coast. Central Coast's Shane Holmes will be bringing plenty of confidence into the event after recently finishing runner-up to Taj Burrow in the WSL 1000 Komune Bali Pro. Holmes took down some big names at Keramas and will be looking to continue his good run of results at the Aloha Manly Style Pro. North Steyne's Blake Levett will also be coming in hot after a second place finish in last weekends NSW Open Titles at Yamba.

Brazilian's Heitor Alves and Krystian Kymerson will bring an international vibe to the event with both surfers able to score big above the lip. Kymerson will be looking to repeat his Cronulla performance where he won the G-Shock Wave of the Day for a huge front side alley-oop that scored a 9.33.

Curl Curl locals Matt Bemrose, Steve Ahrens, Brett Moore and Corey Ross will be hard to beat on their home break with conditions at Curl Curl normally tricky due to plenty of side and back wash in heavy waves.

Following a massive day on the beach competitors and members of Curl Curl, Freshwater, Queenscliff and North Steyne Boardriders will attend the Bacardi After Party at the Hotel Steyne for the crowning of the Inaugural Aloha Manly Style Pro Champion.

The three remaining Bacardi Surf Tour events will be held in September and October on Sydney's Northern Beaches.

Each of the five events on the Bacardi Surf Tour will carry ratings points with the overall tour winner being decided on each surfers best four results. The tour winner will receive $2500 and prizes from Bacardi, G-Shock and Swellnet.

The 2016 Aloha Manly Style Pro is proudly supported by Bacardi, G-Shock, Swellnet and Hotel Steyne.

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