South Bar Beach NSW

56th Mattara Surf Classic

Sat 21st October 2017 – Sun 22nd October 2017
Registration Open
Wed 6th September 2017 6:00PM
entries close 19 Oct 2017

Sat 21st October 2017 – Sun 22nd October 2017


Registration open Wednesday 6th September 2017

Entries close Tuesday, 17th Oct 2017


Proudly supported by Shotters Lawyers, Jirsch Sutherland, Swell Kiosk Bar Beach, Throwing Buckets, Osmosis Creative, Surfing Newcastle and Surfing NSW.


The iconic Mattara Surf Classic is one of the longest continuously running contests in Australia, with a history matched only by the Bells Beach Surfing Classic.

This is your chance to add your name to a list of previous champions that reads like a who’s who of Australian surfing. Past winners include legends of the sport such as Mark Richards, Michael Peterson, Nat Young, Roger Clements, Damien Hardman and, in more recent years, pro surfers like Ryan Callinan and Drew Courtney.

The contest will be held at South Bar Beach, a beach break that throws up a selection of good lefts and rights, with an elevated grassed area providing a panoramic view of the action for spectators and judges.

With a $2,000 winner-takes-all first prize for the men’s open category, the 56th Mattara Surf Classic is sure to again be a hotly contested event featuring standout surfing.

Junior boys (under 16) and women’s open divisions will also be contested with an additional prize for the best-performed junior girl. 

Defending champions

Jamie Skillen (men)

Ellie Clayton-Brown (women/girls)

Harry Phillips (boys under 16)

Entry fee: $80

All enquires to Contest Director Dan Frodsham on 0405 500 469 or email


Under 16 age division - cannot turn 16 this year (2017)

Refund Policy: All refunds will incur a $10 admin fee per entry. Please note refunds will not be allocated 2 weeks prior to the event. 

Division Price
Open Men Shortboard $80.00
Under 16 Boys Shortboard $80.00
Open Women Shortboard $80.00
Entries Closed