September Surfing Victoria Event and COVID19 Update

Published on 02/09/2020

Surfing Victoria would like to update members and competitors on the status of events ongoing restrictions throughout Victoria as at September 2nd, 2020.

 Due to the current situation unfolding in Victoria we have made the decision to cancel or postpone all scheduled events up to October 18th 2020.

Previously Cancelled events:

Victorian SUP Surfing Titles
Remaining heats of Victorian Longboard Titles Rd 1
Victorian Masters Titles
Victorian SUP Racing Titles (Marathon & Tech)
Woolworths Junior Surfing Titles Rd 3
Australian Indigenous Surfing Titles presented by Rip Curl Newly Cancelled events:Hydralyte Sports Pro JuniorPhillip Island Pro QS1000Australian Surf Championships, Port Macquarie

 All remaining events for 2020 will be placed on standby with an update to be provided by the end of September pending an easing of restrictions.

Events on Standby:

Rip Curl Gromsearch
Australian SUP Titles
Victorian Open Series Rd 1
Worksafe Tradies Challenge
Australian Boardriders Battle Victorian Round
Woolworths Surfer Groms Comp

The above is in accordance with the guidance of the state Sports & Recreation government body and in the upmost interest for the health and safety of staff, competitors and the wider community.   

Selection into all State Representative Teams for all disciplines is by invitation from Surfing Victoria (as per the Surfing Victoria Team Selection Policy). As per previous years, results of State Title events are the key consideration for invitations.

In the instance of a respective series not being completed (i.e only 2 of 3 events completed or only 1 of 2 events completed), those events will be the key consideration for selection of the state team.

In the instance of no events being run in a respective series, results from 2019 will be the key consideration for selection of the state team.

Wildcard applications will be accepted as per normal.

Surfing Victoria will release further information on management of events closer to the event dates including restrictions around onsite spectators, risk management and hygiene.

For more information on the COVID19 restriction easing in Victoria relating to Sport and Recreation please head here

Surfing Victoria appreciate everyone’s’ patience during this difficult time. We trust the integrity and cooperation of the Victorian surfing community and look forward to the recommencement of a safe competition calendar.

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