The Victorian Open Series is set to re-start this weekend on the Surf Coast after the re-scheduling of the opening rounds due to poor surf earlier in the year and late last year.
The event will see over 45 surfers from around the state surf in the event and will crown Open Men’s and Open Women’s state champions.
The final event in the series is due to be held on February 27th on Phillip Island.
Surfers that are set to compete this weekend include former Rip Curl Pro Trials winners Joe van Dijk (Phillip Island), Carl Wright (Phillip Island), Harry Mann (Torquay) and Cahill Bell-Warren (Torquay), along with up and coming juniors Sage Goldsbury (Phillip Island), Mia Huppatz (Jan Juc), Lucy Naylor (Pt Lonsdale) and more.
“It’s been frustrating that we haven’t had the conditions that would allow us to run the Open Series so far this season. We are looking forward to getting it under way this weekend” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.
“The cream of Victorian surfing is showcased across three incredible location but it also provides our Junior surfers a chance to go up against seasoned veterans and learn from them.”
Competition is set to begin at 7.30am on Sunday at Jan Juc.
The event will be held under strict COVID19 restrictions including no non-essential spectators and requesting that competitors leave the competition site once they have finished their heat.
COVID19 Risk Management Key Points
– Competitors are to arrive for their heat 20mins before it begins and leave the contest zone no more than 40mins after their heat
– All non-essential spectators are not permitted in the contest zone (boardwalk area)
– Rash vests will be washed after every heat
– Competitors and essential spectators (eg. Parent or Guardian) must check in via a QR code
The full COVID19 Risk Management plan can be found on www.surfingvic.com
Live Scores and Results can be found online at www.surfingvic.com/live
Victorian Open Series 2020/21
Round 1 – Surf Coast – February 13th, 2021
Round 2 – Surf Coast (Re-Scheduled Mornington Peninsula event) – February 14th, 2021
Round 3 – Phillip Island – February 27th, 2021
The Victorian Open Series is presented by Surfing Victoria and supported by Rocktape Australia, Kieser Australia, Coastalwatch, City to Surf Mobile Café, Cancer Council Sunscreen and Ramada Resort Phillip Island.
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