"The vibe in incredible, such a great social atmosphere. Everyone gets together to enjoy the live music and surf. I'm always proud of the way that everyone welcomes the international and interstate competitors," said Young. "This competition attracts the best longboarders in the world, we have had multiple Australian and world champions showcasing the highest level of our sport. It's a really great opportunity for West Australian longboarders to fine tune their skills against the best."
"There is a great camaraderie between the older guys, they are always willing to give me tips and to encourage my surfing," McIvor said.
The 2017 Whalebone Classic will run at Perth's Cottesloe beach from July 7 – 9. For more information on the event check www.worldsurfleague.com