Carnivals for the 2024 - 2025 Season

Hunter Branch conducts Junior Carnivals during the season for the U9 to U14 age groups. There may be an informal carnival held for U/8s to give them a feel for carnival conditions. 

Carnivals are held as competition between nippers of different surf clubs, culminating with the Branch Junior Championships (U9 to U14) followed by the NSW Junior State Championships (U9 to U14 only).

Please see the Nippers desk for carnival information. We love to see our Nippers competing and will support our Nippers with carnival entry fees.

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 two eligibility criteria must be met:

1. Education and Proficiency Swims

2. Parent Volunteer Requirement (U9 to U14 competitors)

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. 

SLS NSW Surf Sports Manual

Surf Sports Coaching Tips

Carnival Registrations


See the Nippers desk