2020 KING of the BOX entries online now!

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Entries for the 2020 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX are online NOW simply click this link and sign up today!

This years event is shaping up as the biggest yet so don’t miss out! The banks at Box have been epic so hopefully the gods are shinning on us come September.

Note: Under 16 Boys division will be added in the coming days.

ALL enquiries Teza Mckenna 0401023661

KING of the BOX a huge success.

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The 2019 Burton automotive KING of the BOX surfing competition enjoyed perfect waves and weather last

weekend as a huge rollup of Australia’s best surfers converged on the area for the two day event.

More than $5000 was given away across five divisions with local surfer Kurtis Herman snatching victory from experienced opponents.

Kurtis only entered the competition a few days before the cut-off when his mother paid online to give her son the opportunity to compete. Kurtis had to borrow a board and wetsuit and had no leg-rope for the entire duration of the competition making his win all that more special.

“ Thanks to everyone who helped me complete, I really never expected to win” said Kurtis.
Second position went to North Narrabeen local Dylan Moffatt, third-place Maddy Job from Burleigh heads and

forth position was local favourite Chris Michalak.
In the over 40 legends division Mitch Dawkings proved too strong to take the title for a second time.

In the Junior division Foster local Ross Cadden showed great wave selection and technique to defeat a quality field.

The women’s division was won by Elly Clayton-Brown from Anna Bay, and Eden Hasson won the cadets under 16 boys final.

Competitors enjoyed two action packed days of perfect surf and some great entertainment at the Shoal Bay Country Club for the presentations.

Competition director Teza McKenna said this was the biggest and best year of the competition thus far in its 7 year history.

“This event is really gaining momentum. It’s becoming one of the most popular boutique surfing events in Australia, mainly due to the nature of the wave at box beach. People also enjoy the experience of Port Stephens in general.” said Tez.

Plans are already underway for a bigger and better event in 2020.

The event was supported by Burton automotive, Port Stephens Council and the Shoal Bay Countryclub as well as numerous small businesses throughout the bay.

2019 KING OF THE BOX CONFIRMED

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The 2019 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX is confirmed for this weekend (Aug 3/4) with Women, Cadets & Legends set down for Saturday and Opens & Juniors (plus legends final) on Sunday.

This year the event has special significance with the recent passing of one of Box Beach’s original locals in Andrew ‘Tubeseeker’ Lilly who helped pioneer the heavy left-hand wedge.

Competition will be set to run on Saturday and Sunday with a paddle out on Saturday morning at 6:45am that all locals and competitors are welcomed to attend to farewell Andrew.

Event director Terry McKenna, who shared a warm friendship and many waves with Andrew, said that the event was about showcasing grassroots surfing and the uniqueness of Box Beach to the community.

“The wave itself is a real spectacle,” said Mr McKenna.

“It breaks close to shore with tons of power that allows for heavy tube rides and high performance surfing,”

“Andrew was a master tuberider out there and we have really lost a legend of this area.”

A paddle out tribute has been organised for Andrew at 6.45am on Saturday morning prior to the start of competition. All friends, family and fellow Boxy locals are encouraged to attend.

There will be five divisions in open men, open women, junior men, cadet men and legends.

The event will culminate with an exhibition by photographer Robbie O’Brien of local surfing over the decades on Saturday night at the Shoal Bay Country Club.

The Port Stephens community is encouraged to attend both the exhibition and surfing event with forecasts looking favourable for some epic conditions.

“It looks like some classic Boxy conditions could be on it’s way for this weekend,” said Mr McKenna.

“It would be a fitting send-off to celebrate Andrew’s life and his contribution to surfing.”

All event information and running times can be found at https://www.facebook.com/TheKINGoftheBOX or contact Teza Mckenna 0401023661 for all enquiries

By Mitch LEES

2019 KING of the BOX confirmed

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The dates for the 2019 KING of the BOX are confirmed

Weekend 1. August 3-4

Weekend 2. August 10-11

Entries will once again be online at www.surfingnsw.com.au/events

Stay tuned for more info soon.

2019 KING of the BOX dates confirmed

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2019 KING of the BOX dates announced

The 2019 dates for the KING of the BOX have been announced as the first two weekends in August.

First weekend              August 3-4
Second weekend         August 10-11

Stay tuned for more info soon.

2018 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX confirmed for this Saturday(Sept 1st)

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With a powerful low-pressure system heading NE this weekend organizers of the annual Burton Automotive KING of the BOX have called the event officially “ON”for this Saturday (September 1st).

Boxy is one of the most picturesque beaches in Australia and some of the countries best surfers are already hitting the area to prepare for the event.

This year the prize-money has been doubled to $4000 thanks mainly to our major sponsor Kim Burton.

Contest director Teza McKennaexplains the concept.

Its one of the most unique waves in the world on its day” said Teza.

It’s a natural amphitheatre with a powerful left hand wedge that is suited to deep tubes and big airs, so it’s an unusual wave that breaks very close to shore and makes both competing and spectating an awesome experience,” he added.

The event has four divisions:

  • OpenMen
  • Open Women
  • JuniorMen
  • Legends(over 40 only)

Some of the top seeds include previous champions Chris Michalak(Fingal Bay) & Nic Squires (Sth Coast NSW)

Limited spots are still available so contact event director Teza Mckenna0401023661

The 2018 Burton Automotive KING of the BOXis proudly sponsored by Burton Automotive, SDNF travel adventures, Port Stephens Surfschool, The Country Club Hotel, ASI, Carve eyewear, Adrenaline, K-Stars, House of Marley, KAOS Surf Shop, Zigfin, Real Estate Friend, Throwing Buckets,.

Like’KING of the BOX on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheKINGoftheBOX?fref=ts for event updates, photos and live info from the event.

Its coming!! The 2018 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX

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The 2018 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX is fast approaching and entries are filling fast! This year Teza and the team are offering double the prize money with $1000 for both the juniors & womens and $2000 for the Open men. Its a great weekend and Boxy delivered perfect 6 feet surf last year so sign up today!! Every competitor gets a cool KING of the BOX hoodie. Entries are here

2018 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX confirmed!!

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Box Beach, Port Stephens NSW

September 2018

After a jaw-dropping final day last year, Australia’s best surfers are gearing up to hit Port Stephens again in September for the 2018 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX annual surfing contest, and this year will be bigger than ever thanks to incredible support from the local community.

Last year’s event was mind-blowing ”, said event director Teza Mckenna. (more…)

Perfect surf for KING of the BOX finals

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The 2017 Burton Automotive King of the Box finished off with perfect 4-6 feet surf at Boxy o Sunday August 20th.

A huge crowd braved the cold to witness the best semis and finals ever seen in the history of the event.

Nic Squires & Mitch Dawkings went blow for blow with Squires squeaking past Mitch by 0.10 point to claim the title.

“I have a long history with the wave” said Squires.

“My Nan used to live up here when I was young so I used to sneak down and get tubed as a kid. So I feel like I have an affinity with the wave”.

Mitch Dawkings wooed the crowd with his positioning and deep tube rides, but Squires ballistic backhand was just too strong in the end.

The junior finals was a see-saw affair with local surfer Josh Stretton winning his first crown.

Brent “Red Dawg” Symes won the Legends expression session.

Overall the 2017 KING of the BOX was another resounding success and organisers are already taking about a bigger and better event in 2018. (more…)

2017 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX confirmed for this Saturday

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With a powerful SE swell expected for this weekend organizers of the annual Port Stephens Toyota KING of the BOX have called the event officially “ON” for this Saturday (August 20th).

Box beach is one of the venues in Australia and some of the countries best surfers are already hitting the area to prepare for the event.

Contest director Teza McKenna explains the concept.

Its one of the best wedges in the world on its day & the conditions for this weekend look amazing, it could be our best year yet”.

It’s a natural amphitheatre with a powerful left hand wedge that is suited to deep tubes and big airs, so it’s an unusual wave that breaks very close to shore and makes both competing and spectating an exceptional experience,” he added.

The event has four divisions:

  • Open Men
  • Open Women
  • Junior Men
  • Legends (invites only)

(more…)