Surf Life Saving Australia’s summer of surf sports will kick into a new gear on December 1 at Bulli NSW with the first round of the Super Surf Teams League.
The Super Surf Teams League is a surf carnival-style competition that will feature three rounds over Summer from December to January in conjunction with the Nutri-Grain Ironman & Ironwoman Series.
Thirteen teams from across Australia will compete in the inaugural 2019 season as a curtain-raiser for the Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series for rounds three to five.
The event will feature heats through to finals in the traditional Ski, Swim, Board, Sprints and Flags events, as well as the Ocean M Relay (fixed order of Run, Swim, Board and Ski).
The Super Surf Teams comprise of four male and four female athletes, with teams based on geographic locations either by State or local regions.
All events where possible and, conditions permitting, shall be conducted as finals – except Beach Sprint and Flags which will be conducted with heats and finals. Each Team will field only one (1) competitor or team per event.
SLSA National Sport Manager Wayne Druery said the Super Surf Teams League is an opportunity for specialist athletes to flex their skills in a competitive arena and provides a pathway for elite competition.
“Surf carnivals play an important role in developing our athletes as surf lifesavers, and we want to give as many opportunities as we can to our Surf Life Saving athletes to take part and raise their skills,” Wayne said.
Surf Life Saving NSW Director of Surf Sports Don van Keimpema says it's great there are more events for the athletes who strive to be the best in the sport, "Any opportunity we can provide to foster our talented young athletes is worth it," said Don. "In NSW we're working hard to promote and support all our competitors, so to have another avenue to help drive their hunger and success is excellent. We also see this event as an added opportunity to encourage and engage grassroots and competitors in regional areas to be part of Surf Sports competition," said Don.
- Within each round, all races will be allocated points on a 13 to 1
1st place receives 13 points, 2nd place receives 12 points etc.
- A separate and cumulative point score will be kept for each round. At the conclusion of each round teams will be ranked from 13 to 1 based on the aggregate point score from that round the highest-ranking team will then be awarded 13 points.
- The team with the highest point score at the conclusion of Round 3 will be declared the winner.
Dates and Locations
- Round 1 – 1 December 2019 – Bulli, NSW (Round 3 of Nutri-Grain Iron Series)
- Round 2 – 15 December 2019 – Surfers Paradise, QLD (Round 4 of Nutri-Grain Iron Series)
- Round 3 – 19 January 2020 – North Cronulla, NSW (Final round of Nutri-Grain Iron Series)
NSW Country Dolphins (NSW)
Northern Beaches Rays (NSW)
Hunter Central Coast Orcas (NSW)
Sydney City Sharks (NSW)
Finn Askew (Newport)
Zach Morris (Newport)
Nicholas Stoddart (Swansea Belmont)
Noah Harvard (North Bondi)
Isaac Smith (Newport)
Harrison Stone (Manly)
Bailey Johns (Umina)
Chris King (Elouera)
Beau Wheeler (Bulli)
Oscar Jones (Manly)
Kye Taylor (Swansea Belmont)
Timothy Ford (Cronulla)
Sam Zustovich (Mollymook)
Jake Lynch (Newport)
Blake Drysdale (Newport)
Clayton Beranek (Wanda)
Zara Sharman (Bulli)
Emily Doyle (Newport)
Nicola Owen (Redhead)
Taylar Puskaric (Wanda)
Ela Heiniger (Byron Bay)
Madison Spencer (Newport)
Jasmine Locke (Bulli)
Carla Papac (Wanda)
Lily O’Sullivan (Cudgen Headland)
Madison Louw (Newport)
Bella Williams (Cooks Hill)
Elyssa Pierce (Wanda)
Payton Williams (Mollymook)
Isabellah Walker (Cronulla)
Nicole Majsak (Ocean Beach)
Alexandra Rampoldi (North Cronulla)
Monday 11 November 2019