SURFING TASMANIA POLICIES.
Surfing Tasmania operates under the policies and codes of Surfing Australia.
All policies were reviewed January 2016.
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STAS COMPETITION POLICIES - REVISED 2016
Surfing Tasmania conducts an annual Championship Series around all regions of Tasmania of four Open/Age Divisions and four Junior U/14/16/18 Events from January to June. State Teams are selected on final ratings over an individuals best three results ( best 3 out of 4).
1. STAS MEMBERSHIP
All competitors MUST be current STAS financial members, life members included, and the required event entry fees paid up to be eligible to enter the water for an event. This is necessary for safety and insurance reasons. Entrants MUST be a permanent Tasmanian resident of at least 3 months or be able to confirm work contract, study/enrolment or property lease.
2. CODE of CONDUCT.
All STAS members are subject to Surfing Australia's Code of Conduct as per the SAUS Rulebook and member policies on the SAUS website www.surfingaustralia.com
The Contest Director, STAS President and Executive Officer, (ANY 2), STAS are responsible for managing and resolving issues. All STAS members are subject to the penalties prescribed.
3. THE CONTEST DIRECTOR. They must be a current financial member and is permitted to surf in the event if the required forms and payments are completed.
4. The CONTEST HEAD JUDGE. They must be a current financial member but is not permitted to surf in the event they are managing.
5. EVENT ENTRIES.
All competitors MUST complete their Event Entry, STAS Membership and pay required fees by 12 midnight on the Wednesday prior to the specified event. This allows the Contest Director and STAS officials to check seedings and complete the heat draws early on the Thursday. Heats are then be posted on STAS Facebook and website well prior to the event, UNLESS OTHERWISE SPECIFIED! PLEASE NOTE: No late entries will be accepted! Competitors are strongly advised to avoid disappointment by entering well prior to entry closure day. If you have an entry issue please contact the Contest Director of Executive Officer prior to entry closure!!
6. NUMBER OF DIVISIONS:
All competitors may only enter a maximum of 2 shortboard divisions. This is to allow the Contest Director enough flexibility to run the entire event in a weekend in the best possible waves for all competitors.
7. SECOND CHANCE DRAW.
STAS always will endeavour to offer all surfers in an event the second chance draw format where everyone gets to surf at least twice. In certain conditions STAS and/or the Contest Director has the right to amend that offer to enable the event to be completed in a weekend.
8.EQUALITY FOR GIRLS/WOMEN.
When their are low numbers in Girls Divisions: If there are less than 6 entrants the girls will be placed as the 5th surfer in boys heats and progress or fail as 5th. Girls will also surf a normal girls heat to get their state rankings for state selection.
Female surfers who wish to surf against boys/men for better competition can only enter the Open Mens and Womens Divisions, not under age divisions. Talented female surfers wishing to enter more than 2 divisions as currently set as STAS Policy must make application to the Rep Committee for consideration.
9. WILD CARDS.
STAS through our Contest Director has the authority to offer up to 2 ‘WILDCARD ENTRIES' only if there is space in the heat draws. A heat cannot be expanded beyond it's original draw. The intent of this is to allow the Contest Director the flexibility to accept an entry from a local surfer or any other situation such as entering another division at his discretion. That surfer MUST be a STAS member, permanent Tasmanian resident of at least 6 months residency and pay the required entry fees prior to entering the water.
STAS does not issue refunds for event entries.