2019 Red Bull Airborne Qualification Round Announced for the Gold Coast

The Red Bull Airborne event returns to the main stage in 2019 and for the first time ever will feature a stop on the Gold Coast at this year’s World Surf League Championship Tour Quiksilver and Boost Mobile Pro at Snapper Rocks.

Red Bull’s aerial based surfing competition is giving Queensland locals a chance to compete amongst the top aerial surfers in the world, with a spot in the event being allocated to the winner of the local trials set to run this Saturday, March 16th. The state’s top boardrider clubs have been asked to put forward one surfer each to battle it out in a round of 18.  

The top surfer from the trials event (1) will secure themselves a place in the main event where they will go head to head with some of the best aerial surfers in the world such as Jack Freestone (AUS), Noah Deane (AUS), Italo Ferreira (BRA), Gabriel Medina (BRA) and Felipe Toledo (BRA).

This unique contest was co-developed by ex Tweed Heads raised ex WSL Championship Tour surfer Josh Kerr in a bid to provide surfers and fans with an exciting new spectacle.  

2018 Red Bull Airborne winner Yago Dora said, “Airs are the future of the sport,” expressing the importance of this type of competition.

Building on the success of last year’s event in France, the series will feature three stops this year including the Gold Coast, Bali and France.

For more information on the format, scoring and event details head to:

- https://www.surfingaustralia.com/states/qld/events/2019-red-bull-airborne

- http://www.worldsurfleague.com/posts/372561/red-bull-airborne-takes-off