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DHL International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017

Event Details:

The 2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge (ISRC) will be hosted by Surf Life Saving New Zealand and will be held at Mount Maunganui, Tauranga on Thursday 30th November - Sunday 3 December 2017.

This event will include the 2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge & 2017 International Surf Rescue Youth Challenge. Additionally, the 2017 Tri Nations Challenge and 2017 Trans-Tasman Challenge will be contested as part of this event. 

The event is based around a comprehensive competition programme conducted over three tests, which includes swim, surf board, surf ski and beach events. The ISRC originally started in 1939 as the Trans-Tasman Series between Australia and New Zealand, with the current format of the event first conducted in 1999, which included South Africa and then followed by other countries, which are currently participating.

An overall point score will be maintained in both the Open and Youth categories with the winners being declared the Open and Youth 2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge Champions.

Date & Venue:

Thursday 30th November - Sunday 3rd December 2017

Main Beach, Mount Maunganui

  • Test #1 - Thursday 30th November
  • Test #2 - Saturday 2nd December
  • Test #3 - Sunday 3rd December

Participating Countries:

The following countries will be participating at the 2017 International Surf Recue Challenge:

Open Age Teams

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Great Britain
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • USA

Youth Teams

  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Great Britain
  • South Africa
  • USA

The New Zealand teams to compete at the International Surf Rescue Challenge are listed here.

General Information:

The competition rules for the 2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge can be found  HERE

DHL ISRC 2017 Location Details (PDF446kb) 2 October 2017

Team Managers Memos:

Officials Memos:

Media Accreditation:

Please click here for the Media Accreditation Application Form and click here for the site map and highlighted media zones.

For all enquiries regarding media coverage and media accreditation, please contact: 

Lisa Smith, Media & Communications Manager
Phone: 0276 488 823

What to expect at ISRC:

Vehicle and Craft Hire:

Click HERE for potential ski and board suppliers 

HERTZ Vehicle Hire Offer for DHL ISRC 2017 (PDF 663kb) 2 October 2017

Event Partners

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