Marrawah TAS
Open

2019 Rip Curl West Coast Classic-Presented by Red Herring and Woolworths

Sat 9th March 2019 – Mon 11th March 2019
Registration Open
Tue 19th February 2019 9:00AM
entries close 06 Mar 2019

THE MARCH LONG WEEKEND IS RIP CURL WEST COAST CLASSIC TIME.

Thanks to sponsors for the great prize pool at this year's RIP CURL WEST COAST CLASSIC, presented by Red Herring. Incorporating the Woolworths Junior State Titles Rd. 3.  RIP CURL, REEF, OCEAN N EARTH, SIN EYE WEAR, DRAGON, REEF, MARRAWAH KELP, GOODSTONE, FLOWERDALE FLOWERS, MARRAWAH HOTEL, TIM CLARKE SURFBOARDS, BRADLEY SURFBOARDS,  PENGUIN COMPOSITES, MCGRATH AND CO, REDPA STORE, SALTWATER CITY, CANOE N SURF,SEAFM, MARRAWAH STORE, PAUL CAMPBELL PHOTOGRAPHY, BRITTONS TIMBER, THISTLE HUT CAFE, NATURAL EDGE TROPHIES, JIM BEAM, BARTLETT SOLICITORS, ARTHUR RIVER CRUISES AND CARAVAN PARK, 

OPEN MENS/WOMENS FINALISTS SURF FOR EQUAL $$$$$ in prize money. 

NOTE ! When you enter PLEASE DO NOT CREATE ANOTHER PROFILE ! You only need 1 Profile and each time you enter a new event you can just update your personal details.

Double Chance Format for Open Men and Women but others knockout format unless otherwise notified by Event Director. All competitors are encouraged to enter two divisions maximun ensuring at least two surfs.Straight finals will have two finals, F1 and F2. The age divisions may be grouped to make a more competitive draw but points and prizes will go to the age groups.

ENTRIES: First Choice Age/Open Shortboard and Longboard- $55, U14/16/18- $35, Second Choice/All Divisions- $15

The annual RIP CURL West Coast Classic is Presented by Red Herring and Woolworths and the most popular and prestigious event held in the state having been held continuously since the mid 1970's. The competition is based the the small coastal farming town of Marrawah on the far North West coast of Tasmania. Marrawah is around a 6 hour drive North West from Hobart and several hours from nw towns.

Glenn Saltmarsh is again Contest Director for Surfing Tasmania.Head Judge is tba and are supported by a group of qualified judges and volunteers. NWBR is the hosting BRC. Volunteers judges will be mentored by qualified judges during this event.

The coast line around the Marrawah area is the most exposed coast line in Tasmania. Expect windy conditions with bigger more powerful surf. There are a number of surf spots in the area to accommodate all conditions. Light House beach, Greens Beach and Nettley Bay are the most common event sites. Both are beach breaks producing both left and right handers depending on sand.

The West Coast Classic is conducted under a Permit from Tasmania's Parks and Wildlife Service. Competitors, frinds, family and visitors are required to obey all signs and instructions from event and Parks officials. The event is held in high environmental and heritage value locations and it is expected we will leave only footprints in our wake at days end. Vehicles must stay on approved access tracks. No fires are permited.  NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED in the event areas under our Permit. 

Conditions

All contestants must be current financial Surfing Tasmania members and have completed an Event Entry at the Surfing Tasmania website: http://www.surfingaustralia.com/tas/
Go to the Events link, hit on the required West Coast Classic division link and follow the instructions. Memberships are completed through the Membership link. STAS membership and event entry are all completed on this website.The Open Men and Womens Divisions are a double chance format ensuring all surfers get two surfs. All others will be knockout format unless indicated by the Event Director at the Competitors Briefing. Surfers are encouraged to enter two divisions to ensure they get a minimum two surfs. This is due to the increased difficulty with swells, weather etc on the exposed west coast. Competitors can enter a MAXIMUM 2 DIVISIONS
This is a round of the 2019 Red Herring Surf State Championships and competitors will be competing for ratings points for state team selections and championship honours. All competitors, members, officials etc are subject to Surfing Australia's Code of Conduct as per the Surfing Australia Rule Book and Surfing Tasmania policies which are on our website. 
All underaged competitors MUST be under the event age as at Dec. 31, 2019. All age division surfers must be OF AGE by January 1st 2019. Please note that Surfing Tasmania and the Event Director may reduce these divisions to knock out format if unfavourable conditions do not allow sufficient time.

COMPETITORS MUST ENTER THEIR FIRST CHOICE DIVISION FIRST- OPEN $55 - U14/16/18 $35. If you want to enter another/SECOND CHOICE it will coast $15.

Age Divisions: U14/16/16/OPEN M/F, LONGBOARD M/F, O30/40/50/60.
  

Division Price
Open Men Shortboard $55.00
U/18 BOYS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00
U/14 GIRLS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00
U/16 GIRLS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00
U/18 GIRLS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00
U/18 GIRLS Shortboard $35.00
U/16 GIRLS Shortboard $35.00
Under 14 Girls Shortboard $35.00
U/18 BOYS Shortboard $35.00
U/14 Boys Shortboard $35.00
U/16 BOYS Shortboard $35.00
O50 MENS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00
U/16 BOYS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00
O30 SECOND CHANCE Shortboard $15.00
O35 Master Women Shortboard $55.00
Over 60 Men Shortboard $55.00
O50 Legends Shortboard $55.00
O40 Senior Masters Shortboard $55.00
Over 30 Shortboard $55.00
OPEN WOMENS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00
OPEN MENS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00
Open M/F Second Choice. Longboard $15.00
Open M/F Longboard $55.00
Open Women Shortboard $55.00
O40 MENS - SECOND CHOICE Shortboard $15.00

This event requires a current state membership.

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