SE Tasmania TAS

SOUTHERN CHALLENGE 2019 Presented by Red Herring Surf- In memory of Paul Johannesen

Sat 27th April 2019 – Sun 28th April 2019
Registration Open
Thu 4th April 2019 9:00AM
entries close 25 Apr 2019


Bought to you be these great sponsors: Red Herring Surf, The Foreshore, Sports Co Kingston, FAZE Surfboards, LUNA, SIN Eyewear, we are FEEL GOOD Inc, Ventura, Mrs Palmers, Stu Gibson Photography.

April sees the return of the 14th annual Paul Johannesen Memorial  Competition. A fully mobile contest it plans to utilise the waves of Tasman Peninsula and south eastern Tasmania to their full extent. A recent run of good swells is setting up for a great event with Tassies best open surfers vying for the coverted Paul Johannesen trophy.Cash prizes for Open Mens and Women finalists. 
Location, start time and Heat Draws will be posted on Surfing Tasmania's Facebook page on Friday 26 th April.

Paul Johannesen was a Tasmanian surfing legend who was a keen Tassie competitor representing Tassie in many national title events. He sadly passed away in October 2004 but his adventurous spirit and camaraderie live on in this competition.

The event will take place when and where the best waves can be found over the weekend.

Open Male, Female divisions only.

Event enquiries - Contest Director Luke Johannesen 0407488495m

Surfing Tasmania enquiries - Shayne Clark- 0429891102m


All competitors must be current financial members of Surfing Tasmania and have paid the required event entry fees. Membership applications, event entry and payments can all be made online at Surfing Tasmania's website:

Just go to the EVENTS and MEMBERSHIP links on the homepage. Competitors can enter TWO divisions. PLEASE NOTE: Open competitors must be under the Division age as at December 31, 2019. O35 competitors must be over 35 by Jan. 1st 2019. 
This is a round of the 2019 RHS 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.

Entry for your main division is $55. You can enter a Second Choice Division for an extra $!5.Teams event entries are $15.


Division Price
Open Women Shortboard $55.00
Open Men Shortboard $55.00
Entries Closed