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).

All U/9s to U/14s children wishing to compete at Hunter Branch surf carnivals must complete an ocean proficiency swim. Registrations for carnivals are taken at the Nippers desk.

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).

Water Safety and Officials:

Every Club is required to provide Water Safety personnel and competition officials to assist in the running of each branch carnival. There is an expectation that the parents of competing nippers will be required to undertake these roles in order for their children to compete.

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. 

http://www.hsls.org.au/-

 

2017/18 Branch Carnivals 

 

Swansea Belmont - Sunday 12th November 2017

Registrations taken at Nippers Desk. Registrations close - Sunday 5th November 2017 

Carnival Program

Report time - 7am

Start time - 8am

Finish time - 3pm

 

Catherine Hill Bay - Saturday 16th December 2017

Registrations taken at Nippers Desk. Registrations close - Sunday 10th December 2017 

Carnival Program

Report time - 7am

Start time - 8am

Finish time - 3pm

 

Redhead - Saturday 13th January 2018

Registrations taken at Nippers Desk. Registrations close - Sunday 17th December 2017 

Carnival Program

Report time - 7am

Start time - 8am

Finish time - 3pm

 

HSLS Branch Age Championships - Fingal Beach - Saturday 3rd February and Sunday 4th February

Registrations taken at Nippers Desk. Registrations close - Saturday 27th January 2018

More details to come.....

 

For more details please see Hunter Branch Website - 

http://www.hsls.org.au/surf-sport

 

NSW State Titles

NSW State Titles - SLS NSW Age Championships - Swansea Belmont

Friday 2nd March - Sunday 4th March 2018

Registrations taken at Nippers Desk. Registrations close - Saturday 27th January 2018

Please see the SLS NSW page for more detail - 

http://www.surflifesaving.com.au/event/2018-nsw-championships

 

Nippers Kids Carnival