Rules and Regulations


  1. Only surfers who have paid their club fees can compete in the monthly competitions.
  2. Competitions will be held on the first Sunday of each month starting in February of each year. If the competition is cancelled on the first Sunday it will revert to the second Sunday of the month. If this day is cancelled then all competitions will be cancelled for that month.
  3. Competitors must register by 7am in person or by phone to Steve on 0428977070 or Ted 0409366716. Registering after this time will only insure you a spot if a vacancy exists in your division.
  4. The Contest Director will display names, shirt colour and heat times on the contest board for all competitors to see. It is the responsibility of the competitor to check their heat times on a regular basis as heat times may vary or change prior to their heat.
  5. Heat times are twenty minutes in length. Competitors can paddle out 5 minutes prior the commencement of their heat.
  6. A siren or horn blast will be used to start and finish a heat. One siren will start a heat and two sirens will end the heat.
  7. Competitors are judged on their best two waves in their heat.
  8. If interference is called on a competitor that surfer will have their second highest wave score deducted.
  9. Members of Bar Reef Board Riders are NOT allowed to surf in the competition area on competition days. Penalties will apply (loss of Championship points) if found to be doing so.
  10. Scoring Long Board division varies slightly to short board scoring. In particular combination of traditional and modern manoeuvres and use of footwork on the longboard.
  11. All competitors must return to the beach in the prone position (lying down) at the completion of their heat.
  12. All competitors must return their contest shirt immediately at the completion of their heat.
  13. Organisers will do their best to rotate divisions on competition days so the same divisions are not always last heats of the day.
  14. All competitors must judge at least two or more heats on competition days. The name of the judge is to be put on top of each judging sheet.
    There will be 10 competitions throughout the year. Competitors must compete in 7 competitions to qualify for the championship trophy. An exception to this rule will apply if all competitors in one division do not compete in seven competitions or seven competitions are not contested.