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Hawkes Bay – Junior Carnival #1 Junior Surf Event 2023

10 December 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Racing Starts: 9.30am
Event Entries: For the events this season, we will again be using the online event entry system WAVES

This is a Junior Carnival covering individual and team disciplines
Competitive Arena
Age groups: U11, U12, U13 and U14
Events: Surf Race, Board Race, Diamond, Flags, Sprints, Sprint Relay
Participation Arena
Age groups: U8, U9, U10
Events: Run, Wade, Run, Boogie Board Race, Flags, Sprints, Sprint Relay 200m U10 board race

Age Groups
Age group is determined by the competitor’s age at midnight on 30th September 2022.
Events will be set up to allow competitors to only be entered into their age division. There will be no racing up divisions.

Surf Race – U11 M/F, U12 M/F, U13 M/F, U14 M/F
Board – U11 M/F, U12 M/F, U13 M/F, U14 M/F
Diamond – U11 M/F, U12 M/F, U13 M/F, U14 M/F
Flags – U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, U14 M/F
Sprints – U8, U9, U10, U11, U12 U13, U14 M/F
Boogie Board – U8, U9, U10
Run Wade Run – U8, U9, U10
200M Board Race – U10
Sprint Relay – U8, U,9, U10, U11, U12 , U13, U14 M/F/Mixed, Composite avail
(Please note for Sprint Relay you must only enter one Race either Male/Female or Mixed)
200m Badges:
All U11 – U14 (incl U10 Board Race only) water events competitors must have a current 200m Safety Badge to enter any water events (more information on this award can be found on page 20 of the Competition Surf Manual). Clubs must add this award for each junior competitor intending to compete in the events mentioned above. This needs to be created in the database every season – an award created in the previous season will not carry through into the current season, therefore a new 200m Safety Badge or 200m Safety Badge Refresher must to be added. This can be done in the CRM or in the Portal.

This year we will again have the SLSNZ Surf Official Policy in place. All clubs will need to provide one qualified surf official for every 10 athletes competing.

Parking will be in the public carpark either side of the Westshore Surf Lifesaving Club, please be mindful of members of the public. Tents may be set up on the bank but please no sliding down or climbing up the bank – use the steps.
Wearing of Fluro Vest and Club Caps:
It is compulsory for all competitors to wear their Club caps and Fluro Vests, this applies to both the Participation and Competition Arenas as per the Competition Manual clause 2.13 and 2.16. Please note all fluro vests must meet Section: 12.22 – Equipment Specifications standards
Wetsuits are optional (and recommended) for all Junior Surf competitors up until Christmas. After Christmas the decision to allow wetsuits for U11-U14 competitors will be made by the Event management committee pending water temperature and weather conditions on the day of the event. The decision will be communicated to the team managers and will then be their responsibility to communicate the decision to their members.
It is recommended that all parents prepare for events by always packing a wetsuit for their child/children, regardless of the weather forecast.
Communication and Code of Conduct:
During an event all communication must go through the Team Manager. No parent, coach or competitor should approach the Arena or Event Referee directly.
No matter what role you hold on the day of an event any abuse or interference from any person will not be tolerated, and any competitor/parent/helper/coach or official judged to show behaviour that is obstructive, offensive or dangerous will be asked to leave the beach.
Missing Person at Sea Responsibilities
Whether you are an Athlete, Official, in an IRB, Team Manager/Coach or a spectator, we all have a role to perform if someone goes missing in the water during an event or activity. Check out your role and how you may help in this situation by clicking here.
Medical Information:
Pre-Existing Medical Conditions All participants and officials with a pre-existing medical condition must complete and submit a ‘Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Declaration’ form prior to the close of entries. These forms are to be submitted to your Team Manager prior to the event who in turn will email: sarnia.brewer@surflifesaving.org.nz. However, participants are encouraged to submit these as early as possible. Once submitted, the forms will be reviewed by SLSNZ and a decision will be made on whether a ‘Competitor Waiver’ form is required to be completed. It is important to note that that a pre-existing medical condition includes a concussion event that has occurred prior to this event.
Dune and Environment Protection
As per all our events dune and environment protection is the responsibility of everyone and as Surf Life Saving members please make sure you look after our beaches and sand dunes. If you see anyone walking through the dunes or placing equipment in areas they shouldn’t be please advise them to remove it or inform event management. Please make sure all rubbish is placed in the bins supplied or taking with you.


10 December 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


Westshore SLSC

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