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The event will staged at Gerroa, probably the best wave spot on east coast Australia, and will also utilise Windang Beach and Werri Beach as backup venues. February is the optimal time of the season for the event as well, with consistent winds, but also decent swell likely (think April in Maui). The NSWWA series demonstrated how good Gerroa can be with the conditions that were met at its last event.

The competition will run under PWA guidelines in a man-on-man, double elimination format to ensure a fair determination of the champion in five divisions: pros, amateurs, masters, ladies and juniors.

Possible contenders for the pros title include Brett Goodwin, who has taken 2 out of 3 NSWWA series wins so far this series, upcoming local Forrest Ladkin, and wavesailing stalwart Tim Knowles.

Great prizes will be provided with Severne Sails taking the role of headline sponsor and Hot Sails Maui (Australia) as Junior's sponsor, along with ION, K4 Fins, WindSurfnSnow and Natural Necessity also providing support.

For further details, take a look at http://nswwavesailing.org/