In case you’ve been under a rock here’s an update via BWS on last week’s Merimbula Classic event.
Jeep Ambassador and founder of BWSURF, Ben Wilson (37) took home the open men’s
kitesurfing title at the 35th annual Merimbula Classic event.
Held on the Far South Coast of NSW (260km south of Canberra) the Merimbula Classic is
one of the longest running and most iconic competitions in Australia. 2015 featured 215
competitors all hunting for a place on the podium.
Sunshine Coast based Wilson said heading back to his old hometown to compete is an
annual highlight – a chance to see friends, family and kitesurf in one of the best spots in
Australia. “This has always been my favourite kitesurfing contest – it’s a great format and
I’m always happy to be a part of it.”
With another National competition in it’s first year and more young kiters coming through
the ranks, the sport of kitesurfing is set to grow further in 2016. Wave riding in particular is
becoming more popular thanks in part to Wilson’s passion for combining surfing and
kiteboarding. No doubt more and more surfers will take to the skies when they see what’s
possible with a kite and surfboard.
As an Ambassador for Jeep Australia, Wilson is determined to see more surfers embrace
the challenge of the wind.