A June institution in Manly over the Queens’s birthday long weekend (June 8th -10th), 2013 marks the 26th anniversary of the Annual CJ ‘SNOWY’ McAlister Winter Surfing Festival. In celebration of this milestone the Manly Malibu Boardriders Club will host an international field where the festival will go back to it’s traditional roots, with a major focus on logging. The marque log event will allow surfers to broadcast their traditional smooth and free flowing manoeuvres.In 2013 the Log event will boast an unprecedented $20,000 prize pool with all divisions receiving giveaways. In addition to this, the event will receive media coverage from Fuel TV and the Manly Daily. The official website, Facebook page and Instagram will also regularly feature updates about the event.

The ‘SNOWY’ McAlister sees some of the best competitors in the Longboarding world compete in the event, attracting over 200 national and international competitors. This year will see the return of former World Champion Josh Constable. The national Longboarding stars set to compete include Mitch Surman, Harrison Roach, Jack Norton, and Jared Neal. The Northern beaches will also be well represented by Christian Pimm, Matt Chojnacki, Cam Gray and junior Declan Wyton.

The ‘SNOWY’ McAlister will run over three days and feature the always-popular junior as well as men’s and women’s open and age divisions, plus plenty of off-beach fun throughout the contest.Widely known as the birthplace of Australian surfing, Manly was the location of the first World Surfing Championships held in 1964. As a national surfing reserve with over 100 years of rich surfing heritage, Manly constantly delivers fine waves throughout winter. So get ready for a huge weekend of Surfing action from June 8th-10th in celebration for the 26th Annual CJ ‘SNOWY’ McAlister Winter Surfing Festival.