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International Surf Rescue Challenge 2017 (ISRC)

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.

For more information click on the links below for 'Expressions of Interest' and 'Conditions and Rules'. 

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
  • France
  • Japan
  • South Africa
  • USA

Youth Teams

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

Eligibility:

Open Age:

To be eligible to compete in the 2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge, Open age competitors shall be a minumum of 16 years of age in 2017 i.e. competitors, who turn 16 years of age before 31st December 2017 are eligible to compete in the Inernational Surf Rescue Challenge. Competitors, who turn 15 years of age in 2017 are not permitted to compete in the Open age Challenge.

Youth:

To be eligible to compete in the 2017 International Surf Rescue Youth Challenge, competitors shall be aged between 15-18 years of age in 2017 i.e. competitors, who turn 15, 16, 17 or 18 years of age before 31st December 2017 are eligible to compete in the Inernational Surf Rescue Youth Challenge. Competitors, who turn 14 or 19 years of age in 2017 are not permitted to compete in the Open age Youth Challenge.

Expressions of interest:

Invitations to attend 2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge can be found HERE

General Conditions and Rules:

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

Call for Officials: 

Those interested in officiating at the 2017 International Surf Rescue Challenge must complete the registration form HERE. Closing date for registrations is 5 pm on Friday 12 May 2017.  

Team Managers Memos:

Team Managers Memo # 1

Craft Hire:

Click HERE for potential ski and board suppliers