Well folks its that time of year again when we suit up and head to the gorgeous Coffs Coast on Northern NSW Australia. The Bluewater Classic has been going strong for now 22 years and it looks like its 23rd will be a cracker of a year. The 2017 Australian Bluewater Freediving Classic will take place in Woolgoolga this year, hosted by Coffs Harbour Bluewater Freedivers.
This year we have donated a pair of Penetrator Fins Ghost Blades for a lucky winner to receive!! The team at Penetrator Fins also looks forward to hopefully being able to attend and participate in.
Registration for this years event will be at Woolgoolga RSL between 2 and 4pm, 31 March 2017. With the competition on the 1st and 2nd of April 2017.
Entry is $70 with proceeds going to the National Spearfishing Team. You will also need to be a member of either the AUF or USFA.
Competitors are able to dive all day Saturday, but will need to be back onshore by 2pm Sunday for the weigh-in at Woolgoolga Reserve
Organisers will provide GPS co-ordinates for the southern and northern boundaries. There is no limit on where you launch or how long you dive
So here are a couple of the rules that need to be stuck to in order to qualify entry at weigh in:
Only 5 species per diver (you can present 2 of a species but the second fish will score less), fish score to a maximum of 25kg. You can spear whatever you like and find but for the competition weigh in please only present Pelagics', Jewfish and Snapper. To find out what species are on the list of head to the Australian Bluewater Classic Facebook page:
Competitors may only land fish between Evans Head in the north (29.10 S) and South West Rocks in the south (30.96 S) for purposes of competing.
Safety is paramount and no diving without a float will be permitted.
To find more information and the full rules please head to the Australian Bluewater Classic Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1294549540567207/
With just over 2 weeks to go we look forward to seeing you all there! Good luck!
#notsotrustysidekick and Larry
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Some of the species on the list - see Facebook for full listings