Carnival Information

Hunter Branch conducts Junior Carnivals during the season for the U8 to U14 age groups. Carnivals are held as competition between nippers of different surf clubs, culminating with the Branch Junior Championships (U8 to U14) followed by the NSW Junior State Championships (U9 to U14 only).

Surf Sports Policy

If your child is competing for Dixon Park SLSC this season please read the Junior Members Competition Policy carefully.

To be eligible to compete for Dixon Park SLSC the following 2 eligibility criteria must be met:

1. Education and Proficiency Swims

2. Parent Volunteer Requirement (U9 to U14 competitors)

Eligibility is outlined in the Junior Members Competition Policy (click to access the policy)

Individual Competition Events for Carnivals:

Nippers are able to enter any individual and team event at all Carnivals for which they meet the proficiency requirement - U/8’s: Sprint, Beach Flags, Wade Race, Sprint Relay & Wade Relay - U/9 & U/l0: Sprint, Beach Flags, Sprint Relay, Surf Swim, Board Race, Swim Teams, Board Relay - U/11 and Up: Sprint, Beach Flags, Sprint Relay, Surf Swim, Board Race, Swim Teams, Board Relay, Board Rescue & Cameron.

Club Competition Events for Carnivals:

Surf Teams (U/9 – U/14), Board Rescue Relay (U/10– U/14), Cameron Relay (U/9 – U/14), Beach Relay (U/8 – U/14), Wade relay (U/8s only) and All Age Relays (Beach and Board).

Surf Sports Manual

Parents of Nippers interested in competing in carnivals should check out the Surf Sports manual. This manual give you all the information about the events held at carnivals. 

HSLS Surf Sports Manual

Surf Sports Coaching Tips

Carnival Registrations

Registrations for carnivals are taken at the Nippers desk or by emailing the Nippers Surfsports/Carnival Manager on 

2019/20 Branch Carnivals 

The Hunter Branch Carnival Calendar can be found by clicking on this link : HSLS Carnival Calendar

Carnival Information and programs can be found here: HSLS Carnival Information

Fingal Beach - Saturday 19th October 2019 

Swansea Belmont - Saturday 2nd November 2019

Caves Beach - Saturday 14th December 2019

Catherine Hill Bay - Saturday 11th January 2020

HSLS Branch Age Championships 

Fingal Beach - Saturday 8th February and Sunday 9th February 2020

NSW State Titles

NSW State Titles - SLS NSW Age Championships - Swansea Belmont

Friday 28th February - Sunday 1st March 2020