Online surf competition to replace NSW Junior Titles

Norah Head’s Nate Hopkins Photo: Surfi ng NSW Norah Head’s Nate Hopkins Photo: Surfing NSW 2018

Despite the Ocean and Earth NSW Junior Regional Titles for 2020 being cancelled, Surfing NSW is holding a Web Surfing competition in its place.

The competition is targeting all surfers in NSW who have surfing video clips from an NSW beach filmed in 2020.
Surfers who have already registered for the Regional Titles are encouraged to put their entry fee toward this online surfing competition and will also receive a 12-month surfing NSW membership.
The clips will be assessed by a panel of online judges who will mark each wave from 0-10, based off the Judging Criteria in the Surfing Australia 2020 Rulebook.
Those who wish to compete are encouraged to upload two separate surfing clips, whereupon the best wave of each clip will give the competitor a combined score out of 20.
The competition is open to U12, U14, U16 and U18’s, with a boy and girl division in each age group.
It will run from 4-10 May, with winners being announced Monday, May 11.
Due to the current restrictions on gatherings of more than two people in public spaces, Surfing NSW has reminded all prospective competitors to act in accordance with the current NSW government regulations.

Although beaches are currently remaining open, they are to be used for exercise only.
“What we are saying is that as soon as you are finished filming, you need to leave the beach.
“The police will be coming down to the beach on a regular basis, especially over the long weekend… (and) people could face fines up to $11,000 if they do breach this.”
“Go out, have a surf, enjoy it, but then head home.”

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