HOBART/TASMANIA (Thursday, 20th April,2023): This weekend’s Southern Challenge in memory of Paul Johannesen is set to get quality waves at either Nubeena or the South Arm Peninsula as a moderate south west swell looks set to kick into gear Saturday.
Surfing Tasmania’s Event Manager Luke Johannesen was optimistic about the forecast heading into the weekend.
” The wind looks really good for Saturday on the South Arm Peninsula, coupled with a small to medium south west swell but we just won’t know until we make a final call Friday afternoon or early evening. Nubeena is also on the cards as a potential venue so stay tuned!” said Johannesen.
Defending Champion and Tasmanian surfing icon Dara Penfold was equally excited about trying to go back to back in 2023.
” The Johannesen’s have had a huge influence in my life and it’s always an honour to be involved in the PJM. It’s a great event and a great way for not just the locals, but the entire Tassie surf community to get together. The forecast looking good is just a bonus,” said Penfold.
With already upwards of thirty Open Men’s and Women’s competitors registered to compete the event shapes up as a cracker, with only the Quiksilver/Roxy East Coast Challenge remaining on the 2023 Surfing Tasmania Calendar.