Picture21Sydney Water Surf Series

The 2017 Sydney Water Surf Series will be celebrating its 16th year. From humble beginnings, it has developed into a strong based competition series with competitors from all over NSW coming along to race. The series caters for Under 8’s right through to Masters in surf/craft & beach individual events with close to 1200 athletes competing last season in the series.

SWSS

Sydney Water Surf Series Carnival Dates:

Round 1: Saturday 28 October 2017 @ Shellharbour SLSC

Round 2: Saturday 4 November 2017 @ Kiama Downs SLSC

Round 3: Saturday 25 November 2017 @ Woonona SLSC

Round 4: Saturday 2 December 2017 @ Warilla Barrack Point SLSC

Entry fee $65.00 (covers all 4 carnivals and official race singlet)

Circulars

2017 Sydney Water Circular and enteries open 1 September 2017

Round 1: 28 October 2017 @ Shellharbour SLSC

  1. Obligation of clubs to support the series with supplying of officials and water safety personnel.  If your club wishes to change their roster, please organise with another club but remember the original club will be responsible for the duty.
  2. All officials and water safety are to be current financial members of a SLS club.
  3. Please check roster closely – some clubs are rostered on for Admin/Wristband duty which requires them to be at the beach early.
  4. Pick up of rash vests – please send one club member to Administration to pick up ALL rash vests.  The rash vests have been divided into Junior and Senior bags.  The club member will be asked to sign for rash vests.
  5. Please reminder your competitors that they must come to Admin to mark-off their names and receive wristband which must be worn on their wrist during competition.
  6. All handlers MUST wear hi-vis vest and competition cap (as per 35th edition of Surf Sports Manual).
  7. Team Managers meetings (8:15am for Juniors and 12:15pm for Seniors) are COMPULSORY.

Pointscores and results will be posted as soon as possible after each round. Please check both SLS Illawarra  and South Coast Branch websites.

If by chance weather/water conditions are deemed not safe and we need to cancel the round, we will post a message on facebook and send out an email as soon as possible.

If team managers have not received this information by email it means we do not have your club declaration form – please forward asap to sydneywatersurfseries@gmail.com

Sydney Water Surf Series Round One Program

Sydney Water Surf Series Junior Officials & Water Safety Roster – Shellharbour 2017

Sydney Water Surf Series Senior Officials Roster – Shellharbour 2017

Round 2: 4 November 2017 @ Kiama Downs SLSC

Thank you to Shellharbour SLSC who hosted Round 1 of Sydney Water Surf Series last Saturday.  Great to see Kiama Downs SLSC hosting Round 2 of our series.

The predicated weather and surf conditions are not looking favourable for this Saturday.  Fingers crossed that we will be able to host the carnival.  Sydney Water Surf Series does not have back up beaches so if the day is cancelled information will be relayed by emails and our facebook page as early as possible.  If there are no messages, the carnival is ON!

Please find attached:

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Two Junior and Senior Program

Sydney Water Surf Series Junior Officials and Water Safety Roster – Kiama Downs 2017

Sydney Water Surf Series Senior Officials Roster – Kiama Downs 2017

**Change to – Senior Beach Program – it will commence at 1:30pm**

A few issues have come to light after Round 1 that need to be addressed in moving forward within the series:

  1. Please ensure that your club has a team representative at the Team Managers meeting and also any other meetings called by Carnival and/or Sectional referees during the course of the day.
  2. Please ensure that you listen to the calls over the PA system re marshalling and movement of events to different areas.
  3. Officials – clubs are rostered for duty – please ensure that your members complete these duties.
  4. Water Safety – please ensure that your members that are rostered understand their roles and responsibilities.

We note that Officials and Water Safety will sign on and then not do their duty.  We also have clubs that just did not sign on.  We also had Water Safety personnel just going in the water for certain events and on completing their full shift.

5. We ask that ALL parents stay out of the competition area, unless   they are in an official capacity.   A reminder that Team Managers are   the only ones that should approach officials in regard to any issues/protests etc during the carnival.

Round 3: 25 November 2017 @ Woonona SLSC

Thank you to Kiama Downs SLSC for hosting Round 2 of SYdney Water Surf Series.

Please find attached:

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Three Program

Sydney Water Surf Series Junior Officials & Water Safety Roster – Woonona 2017

Sydney Water Surf Series Senior Offcials Roster – Wooona 2017

Round 4: 2 December 2017 @ Warilla Barrack Point SLSC

Thank you to Woonona SLSC who hosted Round 3 of Sydney Water Surf Series last Saturday.

Please find attached:

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Four Junior and Senior Program

Sydney Water Surf Series Junior Officials and Water Safety Roster – Warilla Barrack Point 2017

Sydney Water Surf Series Senior Officials Roster – Warilla Barrack Point 2017

**Change to – Senior Beach Program – it will commence at 1:30pm**

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Four 2017 prizes – over $50,000 worth. Thanks to our sponsors, Sydney Water, Finz and Infront Surf Craft.

Reminders to our team managers and please pass onto your competitors:

1.Bank details form for Open competitors – if you have any competitors in line for prize money in the Opens, please ask them to fill in form and return to sydneywatersurfseries@gmail.com or hand in to admin on Saturday as we will direct deposit prize money to the winners.

2. Please ensure that your club has a team representative at the Team Managers meeting and also any other meetings called by Carnival and/or Sectional referees during the course of the day.

3. Please ensure that you listen to the calls over the PA system re marshalling and movement of events to different areas.

4. Officials – clubs are rostered for duty – please ensure that your members complete these duties and not just sign on!

5. Water Safety – please ensure that your members that are rostered understand their roles and responsibilities.

We note that officials and water safety sign on and then not do their duty.  We also have clubs that just do not sign on.  We also had water safety personnel just going in the water for certain events and not completing their full shift.

A reminder that all clubs have an obligation to provide officials and water safety (which is worked out on the number of competitors entered – not on those that turn up).  Our carnival referee will stop events if we do not have enough officials and water safety – our prime responsibility is safety of our athletes.

6. We ask that ALL parents stay out of the competition area unless they are in an official capacity.   A reminder that Team Managers are the only ones that should approach officials in regard to any issues/protests etc during the carnival.

7. All competitors MUST wear 2017 Sydney Water Surf Series Rash Vest while they are competing.  We have a huge obligation to our Sponsor for maximum exposure.  Replacement rashies are available at admin for $20.

8. Please make sure all your members are entered in the carnival before competing.  Again, come to admin and complete a late entry form and pay cost of $85.

9. We have prize packs for all our Under 8s that have entered our series.  We will call for Team Managers to come to Admin to pick up these packs to hand out to their U8 competitors.

Presentations:

Presentation of prizes for juniors (U9 to U14’s) will occur approx 30-40minutes after the completion of the junior carnival on the grass area in front of surf club (weather permitting) or inside of surf club.  Pointscores need to be finalised and checked before we commence the presentation.  It would be greatly appreciated if as many of the prize winners stay for the presentation.

Senior presentation (U15 – Masters) will take place approx 30 minutes after completion of the senior carnival on the grass area in front of surf club (weather permitting) or inside of surf club.  Pointscores need to be finalised and checked before we commence the presentation.  It would be greatly appreciated if as many of the prize winners stay for the presentation.

Pop up Shops

FINZ, Infront Surf Craft and Hooded will have pop up shops set up on Saturday so bring your money and get some Christmas presents sorted.  Please support our sponsors as they have supported you!

A huge thank you to our volunteers from our 4 clubs that have hosted rounds this year, thank you to our head officials and announcers and thank you to our clubs that have supported the Sydney Water Surf Series which is in its 16th year!

Thank you to our Event sponsor, Sydney Water and our Event partners, FINZ and Infront Surf Craft for your committment to our series.

If you have ANY enquiries regarding the Sydney Water Surf Series, please email sydneywatersurfseries@gmail.com

Results

Round 1:

Sydney Water Surf Series Round One Results: Under 8’s

Sydney Water Surf Series Round One Results: Beach U9 to Masters

Sydney Water Surf Series Round One Results: Water U9 to U15

Sydney Water Surf Series Round One Results: Water U17 to Masters

Round 2:

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Two Results: Under 8’s

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Two Results: Beach U9 to Masters

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Two Results: Water U9 to U15

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Two Results: Water U17 to Masters

Round 3:

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Three Results: Under 8’s

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Three Results: Beach U9 to Masters

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Three Results: Water U9 to U15

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Three Results: Water U17 to Masters

Round 4:

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Four Results: Under 8’s

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Four Results: Beach U9 to Masters

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Four Results: Water U9 to U15

Sydney Water Surf Series Round Four Results: Water U17 to Masters

For any competitors that did not pick up their prizes on Saturday, they will be  available at SLS Illawarra 64 Smith St Wollongong from Wednesday.  Please ring Amy at the office on 02 4228 3884 and arrange a time for pickup.

Any queries, please contact sydneywatersurfseries@gmail.com

Thank you to all our clubs and competitors that supported the Sydney Water Surf Series for its 16th year.

Thank you once again to our Event Sponsor, Sydney Water and our event partners, FINZ and Infront Surf Craft.