SURF CLUB

 

SURF  CLUB is an inclusive social surfing competition held bi-monthly and based in the Byron area. We host four regular local club meets, one major event per year (with prize money and international competitors) as well as one 'away' weekend event per year. 

We are stoked to have finally received approval from Byron Council to use Belongil Beach as our home for surf club! This allows us to use the stretch of beach from signals all the way to the creek mouth for the meetings on specified dates throughout the year. 

In the process of gaining council approval we have also registered with surfing NSW which gives us insurance as a club and it also offers each member the opportunity to purchase personal insurance that covers you for the year wherever/whenever you surf. This part is totally optional, but a good idea. If you want more info on this check it out on the link below. Let us know if you’d like to go ahead with this and if so we can get you a discount code.

https://www.surfingaustralia.com/SurfingNewSouthWales/membership

The approval came through slightly later than we had hoped so we missed the window to host the larger annual comp we were planning over this past weekend, but now that the council approval is finally locked in we have heaps of time to plan an epic event for early next year. Below is a calendar of the surf club dates for this year. We will also plan another weekend away TBC.

 
  • 29th March (POSTPONED)
  • 24th May 
  • 19th July 
  • 27th September
  • 22nd November 

Coronavirus (COVID-19) UPDATE - In the interests of community health and safety we have made the decision to postpone SURF CLUB until further notice. 
In the meantime you can follow our brand new facebook page and/or instagram (@surfclub_byron) where we will be sharing any news or updates about the next event.




CLUB INFORMATION

 
  • 6 club events per year with a final 7th MAJOR event to be held annually in March.

  • 1 event will potentially be an away event, Camping, mobile comp.

  • Meetings will be on a sunday every second month

  • $70 membership  gets you entry into all comps and a Surf Club tee. We are also able to throw in a pair of slides from event sponsor indosole, as well as access to all wild things demo boards and a 10% discount at Wild Things for all Surf Club members.

  • Membership fee goes towards running costs like the post-event BBQ's, the annual party after main event, comp rashies, and so on.

  • Event will be based at Belongil – but mobile condition dependent

  • Annual final event, international competitors invited.

  • Prize for annual event and division club champions presented at annual after party

  • Surf Club is open to all surfers of all abilities from all areas!

  • Judging, Criteria and definition - you will need to judge the heat 2 heats prior to yours. There will be 1 x head judge / spotter, 3 x judges, 1 x tally, 1 x spotter

Criteria

 
  • Judging based on critical Surfing - a variety of manoeuvers combined, both classic and progressive performed in the critical section of the wave with speed, power and flow.

  • "Critical" – performed in the power source of the wave

  • "Classic" - manoeuvers that give a nod to traditional Australian surfing

  • "Progressive" – manoeuvers that push the boundaries of modern longboarding

  • "Speed" – maintaining momentum

  • "Power" – Explosive while staying in control of your board and maintaining momentum

  • "Flow" – linking manoeuvers in a stylish aesthetic

Divisions

 
  • Any board can be surfed if conditions prevail, taking into consideration the judging criteria (Annual major event may have separate divisions)

  • Open Men

  • Open Ladies

  • Under 16 Boys & Under 16 Girls

  • NB: If not enough groms will combined in main draw.

Heat Formats

 
  • TBC when numbers come in, but generally 6 per heat - 20 minute heats

  • Top 2 waves are added together, with a surfer's score to be capped after a total of 8 waves have been ridden.

  • In the event of a draw, the highest scoring wave between the 2 competitors wins.

  • Top 3 surfers progress to the next heat. Surfers to rotate / mix progression through the heats.


We will need crew to help at each event so anyone who wants to be involved feel free to put your name down when you sign up.

HOW TO JOIN

Fill out this sign up form

https://forms.gle/irHdU8HXjL7cJwYp6"
& Drop us a line if you have any questions 
info@wildthingsgallery.com.au
0401902123