The Blue Water Classic Spearfishing Competition is held on the northern coast of New South Wales and is an exciting event with some of Australia’s best divers striving to win the coveted title.
The blue water classic is known as being predominantly pelagic with an emphasis on sustainable spearfishing. The general consensus is that “less is more” with divers being limited to one of each specie per day, per diver.
The water temperatures are generally around 22 to 25 degrees requiring a 3mm suit, the weather conditions have a large impact on the visibility and temperature on the water however the blue water classic is held in autumn which is known for providing good weather.
The 19th Bluewater Classic is to be held out of Coffs Harbour from March 15-17 in 2013. With mostly pelagic species as the target, where so much can depend on not only skill, but luck, this competition is really anyone’s for the taking! With International teams traveling to compete, and Adreno sending their own team, this will not be a competition to be missed. With a grand prize of flights and accommodation for two to Fiji, and minor prizes of guns, dive watches, wetsuits and fins, it will pay to train for this competition!
Cost: If you register prior to March 4 2013: $195 for seniors, $100 for juniors. If you register after this date: $225 for seniors, $130 for juniors. This includes presentation dinner, BWC shirt etc.
Comp Format: Two-day competition. Mostly from boats, but competitors have done well shore diving in the past.
Entry Requirements: Financial member of AUF or USFA
Sponsors: Adreno, Aimrite, Hotels.com, Torelli, Rob Torelli, IFSN magazine, Spearfishing Downunder Magazine, Omer, Rabitech, Coffs Coast Spearfishing, Cressi, Escalapez, Riffe.