HIF Clip of the Season

The Clip of the Season has begun!!

Now winter has officially kicked off - HIF Australia is giving surfers in Western Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland across surfing, longboarding, bodyboarding and stand up paddle boarding the chance to show off their skills and win some cash doing so. 

Get a video of you or your mate catching a wave throughout the 2017 winter season and send it in (or the link for the video) for your chance to go into the national finals. 

At the end of the winter period, the top two entries are selected by state judging panels which will progress to a national final, with the overall winner and runner up to be decided by a public vote. The national competition prize pool totals $8,000, an attractive driver for both aspiring and established surfers and filmers funding their passion for surfing. 

By entering the HIF Clip of the Season competition, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:




1.1 To enter your state branch HIF Clip of the Season competition, participants are required to supply a video file (or link to file) a wave being ridden during the winter period. The competition will commence at 12.00 noon AEST on the 1st June 2017 and final entries must be received by 12.00 noon AEST on Saturday 2nd September 2017. Entries are to be sent to john@surfingqueensland.com.au


1.2 The wave may be ridden on a shortboard, longboard, bodyboard or stand up paddleboard.


1.3 Video submitted may only contain one wave ridden.


1.4 The Surfer and the wave ridden must be from your state of entry.


1.5 Go Pro Selfies are permitted, in which case the surfer must be from the state of entry.


1.6 The competition is open to all ages and all levels of ability.


1.7 Entrants must include the surfer name and the filmer name.


1.8 All videos must be in a file transferable format and Surfing Queensland will require original video files from competition winners.


1.9 All entries must be free of copyright and must be the sole property of the entrant’s.


1.10 Surfing Queensland will retain all rights including exclusive copyrights to all video entries received from entrants participating in this competition.


1.11 Employees of HIF and Surfing Queensland and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.




2.1 The winner will receive $1000.00AUD in prize money to be shared equally between the surfer and the filmer and the entry will automatically go into the National HIF Clip of the Season. Runner up will also receive entry into the National HIF Clip of the Season.


2.2 Prizes will be awarded to person/s named on the submitted entry.


2.3 By accepting the prize, the winner agrees to participate in and co-operate as required by Surfing Queensland and HIF with all reasonable media requests relating to the prize, including but not limited to, being interviewed and photographed, filmed.




3.1 All entries will be subject to a vote by a panel of surfers as selected by Surfing Queensland. The judges will deliberate between the 4th September 2017 and with winners to be announced by COB 8th September 2017. The judges will select a winner and a runner up, who will progress to the national final. The decision of the judging panel will be final.


3.2 Surfing Queensland and HIF reserve the right to disqualify any entrant if there is any suspicion of using fake accounts to increase likes on their post; or if they are deemed in any other way of entering the competition in a way which does not comply with the intent of these rules.


3.3 Surfing Queensland and HIF reserves the right to request the winners to provide proof of identity, proof of their address and proof of their entry in order to claim a prize. In the event that a winner cannot provide suitable proof, the winner will forfeit the whole prize and no substitute will be offered.


3.4 By agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of the competition the participants agree to receive marketing and updates from Surfing Queensland and all personal details will remain confidential and will not be distributed to third parties.