Bicheno TAS


Sat 24th March 2018 – Sun 25th March 2018
Registration Open
Thu 15th February 2018 9:00AM
entries close 21 Mar 2018

This event is the 2017/18 season opener for Surfing Tasmania's HIF State Championship Series which runs through to June 2018. This event is Round 1 of the SUP Surfing and Racing State Championships for 2017/18. Round 2 is the annual and very popular SUP Winter Classic at Eaglehawk Neck in June. Surfing Tasmania and Bicheno Surf Shop/Penguin Tours have combined to bring this event to be. We aim to make it a date not to be missed with a weekend of social and SUP activities planned. More details will follow in coming weeks.

Sponsored prizes and medallions will be awarded for all divisions.

STAS events like the BICHENO SUP CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIPS Rd. 1  are  supported by a host of sponsors and we ask that you take time to thank them for their contribution to our event.

SPONSORS: Bicheno Surf Shop/Penguin Tours- Lufra Hotel/Apartments,Eaglehawk Neck-Bicheno Surf Life Saving Club, Beachbeat,Ulverstone- Canoe and Surf Devonport, O'Neill, Quiksilver, Billabong, Ocean and Earth, Naish, Big 4 Caravan Park, Beachfront Best Western, HIF.

ACCOMMODATION SPONSORS/DISCOUNTS: In Bicheno, Beachfront Best Western 63751111, Bicheno By the Bay 63751171, Wintersun Gardens Motel 63751225, East Coast Holiday Park 63751999 and Big 4 Cabin Park 63751117. All are happy to offer some form of discount or a week end away, every one just needs to mention they are booking for the SUP Comp on the weekend of mARCH 24/25.
Bicheno Surf Life Saving Club have kindly offered to assist with water safety.
Saturday Night Presentations/Social Bash - Pasinis Restaurant


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 only enter a maximum 2 divisions. You MUST enter a FIRST CHOICE Div. ($40) before any others ($15). Junior/Open competitors must be under the specified age as at Dec 31, 2018. Over 40 entrants must be of age as January 1st 2018.


Surfing Tasmania's Karl Gol  (Level 3 Judge) will again lead the judges pannel for the surfing events.

Competitors will be asked to assist with judging in a mentored way so you gain an understanding of the scoring system and how judges assess and score rides.

This is a Round 1 of the 2017/18 HIF State Championships Series 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. 

Division Price
SUP Surfing U21 2nd Choice SUP $15.00
SUP Surfing O/40 2nd Choice SUP $15.00
SUP Surfing O/50 2nd Choice SUP $15.00
SUP Surfing 10'6" 2 Choice SUP $15.00
SUP Surfing 10'ft SUP $40.00
SUP Marathon- Second Choice SUP $15.00
SUP - OVER 50 MEN SUP $15.00
SUP Technical SECOND CHOICE SUP $15.00
SUP Surfing U21 M/F SUP $40.00
SUP Surfing Open SECOND CHOICE SUP $15.00
SUP Surfing O/50 SUP $40.00
SUP Surfing O/40 SUP $40.00
Entries Closed