The only team bodyboarding event in the world will take place in Port Macquarie this weekend with 10 teams in total to take to the water at Lighthouse Beach for the annual teams challenge.
Port Macquarie and Port Macquarie Old Boys, Newcastle, Newcastle Old Boys, Port Stephens, Sydney, Forster, Coffs Harbour, Central Coast and some of the best women's riders from around Australia will battle it out.
Port Macquarie Bodyboarding Association president Dan Little said the event had run since 1988 and now they were looking to broaden the event's reach.
"We'd like to increase a bit to include other states, but COVID shut that down this year," he said.
"We have a club in Queensland, one in Victoria and one in South Australia so there are a few around but it would be good to have 10 different clubs."
Little admitted it was crucial to have female involvement in the sport.
"Having a girls team in it is great; they came to a comp a couple of years ago and asked if they could put a team in," he said.
"Women in general in bodyboarding are getting better and they're catching the guys so it's good to see them get even more involved.
"I think their team could be a force to be reckoned with."
As part of the event each team will have one under-18 rider as part of their 10-person team.
"It's a new concept this year because we want to get the young guys involved in the teams challenge," Little said.
Renowned Port Macquarie locals and former world champions Michael 'Eppo' Eppelstun and Damian King will be in action.
"It looks like being between two and four foot of swell all weekend," Little said.
There will be 24 20-minute heats across the entire weekend with all the action to start at 7am on Saturday.
"It's a solid eight-straight hours of surfing."
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