Possos and 13th host state titles

Point Impossible. (Liam Robertson/Surfing Victoria)

The Victorian Longboard Titles will take place at Thirteenth Beach and Point Impossible, Surfing Victoria has announced.

“The opening round of the two part series was originally planned to be held on Phillip Island,” Surfing Victoria’s Liam Robertson said.

“However due to a large whale washing up on the beach near the primary event location, and the inability to remove the carcass, the decision was made to move the opening round to the Bellarine Peninsula for competitor safety.”

Round 1 of the series will be held at Thirteenth Beach on the Bellarine Peninsula commencing May 1.

Round 2 will get underway at Point Impossible, known locally as ‘Possos’, on the Surf Coast on May 22.

As per previous years, the final round will be a ‘prime round’ giving competitors 10 per cent extra points compared to the opening round.

The series is the direct pathway to the Australian championships to be held in August at Port Macquarie.

Victoria’s National Title allocations can be found via the Surfing Australia Rule book on surfingvic.com.