TORSA Announces the 2018 Manzhou Jialeshuei Pingtung County International Surfing Contest Set for 12-14 October in South Taiwan

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The Taiwan Ocean Recreational Sports Association (TORSA) is proud to announce the 13th running of their largest surfing event of the year, the 2018 Manzhou Jialeshuei Pingtung County International Surfing Contest, which will be held from the 12-14th of October in the scenic surfing beach of Jaileshuei, arguably one of the most popular surf spots in South Taiwan.

The event will be open to both Taiwanese and International competitors, with Men’s Short and Longboard Divisions, Women’s Short and Longboard Divisions, as well as Men’s and Women’s Bodyboard Divisions and a Stand Up Paddle (SUP) Division, boasting a total prize purse of approximately $10,000 USD across the 7 categories.

TORSA has again invited the Asian Surf Cooperative (formerly the Asian Surfing Championships) to sanction the event, who will be utilizing the Live Heat scoring system that allows anyone with a smartphone, tablet or laptop and internet connection to follow each heat score and view all the heat draws and results.

The ASC will also provide daily press releases and photos and media distribution.

Head Judge Keenan Roxburgh from Australia will again oversee the judging panel for this event. Roxburgh is a Level 3 International judge who regularly judges World Surf League events as well as ISA and other ASC sanctioned events around Asia. 

To register for the 2018 Manzhou Jialeshuei Pingtung County International Surfing Contest, please follow this link:

https://www.beclass.com/rid=223efaa5b91272f59089

For event, travel and accommodation and any registration questions, please contact Neil MacDonald at [email protected] 

The 2018 Manzhou Jialeshuei Pingtung County International Surfing Contest is funded by the Pingtung County Government, with the assistance of the Manzhou Branch of Pingtung Police, the Manzhou Township Office, Hengchun Rescue Team and the Pingtung County Wei-Jing Rescue Team and with sponsors Quiksilver, Roxy, Nanum, 720, Surf Ace Apparel, DSD MFG, Surf Trip World, USA, Exotic Blend, Pineapple Surfboards, Australian Gold, and Yoyo Kenting.

This event is organized and sanctioned by:  TORSA (Taiwan Ocean Recreation and Sports Association) and the ASC (Asian Surf Cooperative).

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