General Information

Most carnivals are held within the Illawarra/South Coast area and all members; both junior and senior are encouraged to compete for the club. Carnivals are divided into Junior/Senior. Some are held on the same day (Sydney Water), while most are held on either the Saturday or Sunday of the same weekend. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Junior: Children in the Under 8 to Under 14 age groups are eligible to compete at carnivals, most of which are held in the Illawarra or South Coast areas. Sandon Point does not have any selection criteria for these carnivals. (Note: Children in the Under 6 and 7 age groups only attend weekly Club activities.)

Senior: Senior competitors are Under 15 and over. Active Seniors must be Proficient and have completed a minimum of 25 patrol hours in the last calendar year.


Surf Sports Results

Carnival results are published in the club's annual report each year.

Please note that some results may have been missed and we apologise for any omissions.

Any kids wanting to compete or thinking of competing will have to be entered into the Surfguard system as carnival proficient BEFORE Christmas. This is a separate ocean swim requirement over what is completed at normal nippers.

Illawarra Branch are NOT allowing entries on the mornings of carnivals.

Please check lists that will be posted at nippers if you are entered as proficient. If not there will only be limited more opportunity before the end of the year to gain carnival proficiency


2015-16 Junior Carnivals

All nippers from U/8’s through to U/14’s who are interested in any of the following 2015/16 junior carnivals should Denise Spanswick with any queries jnrsecretary@sandonpointsurfclub.org.au


Interclub Carnival 

This junior carnival is usually between Sandon Point, Thirroul and Woonona surf clubs, but other clubs may also be invited to participate. A fun carnival, all juniors from age groups from 6-14 are invited to participate.

Date & Beach - TBA

Sandon Point held the 2014 carnival and generally each clubs rotates in hosting rights.


SYDNEY WATER SERIES:

2016 Sydney Water Surf Premiership Series

ROUNDDATEVENUE
17th NovemberWarilla Barrack Point
214th NovemberNorth Wollongong
328th NovemberShellharbour
45th December
(Juniors Only)
Thirroul

Entries closing date TBA

2015-16 season costs
$65 entry fee for the 4 carnivals ( +an extra $20 if late or at the first carnival)
If you miss the close date you can still enter on the morning of the first carnival (or later carnivals if necessary).
Entries done on-line by Craig Penning so please contact him early if interested. craigp@bigpond.net.au

The link to the Sydney Water Series: http://www.surfpremiership.com.au


Illawarra Branch Championships 2016:

Juniors - Saturday 13th February 2016 - Beach Towradgi
Seniors - Sunday 14th February 2016 - Beach Towradgi
This is really a carnival where we should have as many competitors as possible in all age groups.


Illawarra Junior Development Carnival:

Saturday 30th January 2016 - Beach Sandon Point


Other Carnivals - TBA


NSW State Championships

All Masters and Senior competitors MUST have completed the minimum patrol hours required in the previous calendar year to compete. Competitors must nominate by the closing date, which will be advertised at the club. Each competitor selected to represent will be responsible for the travel and accommodation costs associated with the team. A uniform will be organised for competitors attending the State carnival.


NSW All Age State championships: 4th - 6th March 2016

This season's carnival will again be held at Umina Beach on the Central Coast
Generally the conditions at Umina are similar to Sandon Point so if anyone is considering taking the plunge to a State carnival this would be the one. Competitors will need to check out accommodation or camp sites ASAP as availability becomes difficult around carnival time. Once the State carnival has been opened for entry this information will again be updated.