The first leg of the 2024 Visit Oceanside Adaptive Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour started with The Blackmore’s Australian Pro Adaptive Surfing Championships. The event made history by becoming the country’s first international adaptive surfing contest ever. Hosting ninety-four athletes from seventeen countries, the event kicked off on March 16th, 2024, with the Parade of Nations through the shire of Byron Bay and ending the day with a pouring of the sands.

Competition started on March 17th, with solid three-to-four-foot surf at the Pass, the heats were packed with high level adaptive surfing and great conditions on offer. With five days of competition to look forward to, the surf stayed consistent all week long with the best conditions showing up on the final day of the event. There were many highlights on the final day of the event with huge scores on the board, but none bigger than Mark “Mono” Stewart pulling out the win in his hometown in the Kneeling division.

The 2024 season of the Visit Oceanside AASP World Championship Tour is off to an amazing start, as the Blackmore’s Australian Pro ASC crowned fifteen new champions and awarded over $34,000 U.S. dollars to adaptive surfers from around the world. The event has lifted the Association of Adaptive Surfing Professionals to a new level, with an incredible destination and such high-performance waves on offer. The Australian Pro ASC was a huge success, and the Visit Oceanside Adaptive Surfing Professionals World Championship Tour will be back in Byron Bay next year to kick off another amazing season.


Event Drone Footage

To see video footage from the entire event click here to go to the Adaptive Pro Australia YouTube channel.