Surfers from across the globe will once again descend on Kiama Surf Beach in August to compete in Australia's largest bodyboard event thanks to a new three-year deal.
The Kiama Bodyboard King Pro will return to the South Coast and will be held annually until 2021.
It is expected to generate $1 million in visitor spend over three years for the region.
Kiama MP Gareth Ward said the 10-day event attracted visitors from across the globe and put Kiama on the map as a bodyboard beach and holiday destination.
"Kiama will strengthen its position as Australia’s home of bodyboarding when the sport’s best athletes visit in August to take part in the 2019 Kiama Bodyboard King Pro,” he said.
“The NSW South Coast looks forward to welcoming world class athletes from countries such as Australia, Brazil, Japan, Indonesia, Hawaii, USA, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, France, Spain and the UK.
"The competition will generate extensive media coverage showcasing our beautiful coastline.
“The wider region is recognised as one of the best areas in the world for bodyboarding given the various breaks from Cronulla to Kiama."
Kiama mayor Mark Honey said he was thrilled Kiama would play host to the prestigious sporting event for the next three years.
“Our Surf Beach is an ideal location for a world-class bodyboarding competition, with great surf conditions and places for fans to watch the action close up," he said.
"I’m sure Kiama will once again turn on a great welcome for the athletes and fans.
“I also want to acknowledge the work of Destination Kiama in securing a long-term deal for this event. More than 100 competitors can go to our local businesses in the slower season of winter.
"[Boosting trade in the winter season] is a key goal of our Tourism and Events Strategy."
The Kiama Bodyboard King Pro is the only Association of Professional Bodyboarding World Tour event in Australia and will run from August 30 to September 8, 2019.
The APB tour, which was also held at Kiama Surf Beach in 2018, will also visit Hawaii, Brazil, Chile and Portugal.