King of the Box 2017

The KING of the BOX is a unique surfing contest that will attract more than 80 of Australia’s best to the infamous wedging lefthander.

For the last four years Box Beach, in the picturesque surrounds of Port Stephens in NSW, has played host to some of Australia’s best surfers including former winners Jackson Baker, Ryan Callinan & Jesse Adam (Merewether), Chris Michalak (Port Stephens) and Jamie Skillin (Central Coast).

In a similar vein to previous years, the Open Men's finalists will claim their share in a total $2000.00 prize purse.

All competitors will score themselves a King Of The Box hoodie.

Contest director Teza McKenna explains the concept.

“It’s one of the most unique wedges in the world that breaks super close to shore. It’s always a great weekend at the KING of the BOX,” said Teza.

“It’s a natural amphitheatre with a punchy left-hand wedge that is suited to deep tubes and huge airs, and the fun doesn’t stop on the beach with a huge night planned at the Country Club Hotel” he added.

In an innovative configuration, the contest will once again utilise a two-week waiting period to ensure the best possible conditions.

Organisers will call the event “ON” the Tuesday afternoon prior once it's established that the correct amount of swell will be available on that weekend.

The 2017 Burton Automotive KING of the BOX is proudly presented by Hunter Valley Sheds & Garages and supported by Fresh Digs, Fresh Salon, Real Estate Friend, Surf, Dive & Fish travel, Port Stephens Surfschool, The Country Club Hotel, ASI, Carve eyewear, Adrenaline, K-Stars, House of Marley, Graffiti Surf Shop, Throwing Buckets & Optus.

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‘Follow’ KING of the BOX on Instagram: @king_of_the_box

All enquiries Teza Mckenna 0401023661


Box Beach Shoal Bay

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