Preparations are well underway for the 2015 DP Surfboards Battle Royale.
The innovative surf competition has been organised by local board maker and surf-shop owner Dylan Perese, who is using Instagram to invite South Coast surfers to compete.
You can read more about that HERE
32 surfers will do battle at the event, which will be held at the beach with the best waves between Stanwell Park and Sandon Point on Saturday October 24.
This year, the public is being invited to vote for wild card entries, and an Undercard competitor, a talented junior, will be selected from a competition held in conjunction with Illawarra Sports High School on October 23.
Last year’s winner Jared Hickel is back, fresh from victory at the WQS Quicksilver Uluwatu Challenge in Bali. Other high-profile competitors include Werri Slash winner Matt Gale and Under 18 Australian Champion, Stanwell Park’s Kalani Ball.
Following the event, a presentation will be held at Thirroul’s Beaches Hotel, where they’ll award the $5000 prize money.
The line-up so far…
Photo courtesy DP Surfboards Instagram