Published on 25/08/2021

Due to the current public health order in NSW and the uncertainties of the pandemic, events that are scheduled for September will either be postponed to a later date in 2021 or cancelled. 

Postponed Events

In consultation with all event stakeholders the following events will be impacted : 

September Events 

Woolworths Surfer Grom Comp – Kiama (postponed)

Moved to 13th -14th Nov, 2021 

Woolworths Surfer Grom Comp – Coffs Harbour (postponed)

Moved to 6th – 7th Nov, 2021 

Woolworths Surfer Grom Comp – Cronulla (postponed)

Moved to 4th – 5th Dec, 2021

Australian Boardriders Battle – NSW Northern Region Qualifier – Coffs Harbour (postponed)

Moved to 18th Dec, 2021

Cancelled Events

Rip Curl GromSearch NSW Qualifier Newcastle (cancelled)

Due to the high number of competitors needing to travel from many regional areas across the state, during uncertain and unpredictable travel restrictions, the collective decision has been made to cancel the 2021 NSW event. 

Surfing NSW and Rip Curl are discussing options for NSW surfers to qualify for  the Rip Curl GromSearch National Final (pending covid regulations allowing a National Final to be held).

Note: All event dates are subject to change due to applicable Covid-19 related government restrictions and NSW public health order amendments. 

The highest priority is the health and safety of all competitors and their families, staff, and event partners, as well as the local community with all event decisions being made. 

We will be offering full refunds for those who are affected by the current COVID-19 situation or cannot attend the rescheduled date, however, it is important to note that you will lose your spot once a refund has been processed. If you decide to enter the event again at a later date, you will be at the end of the waitlist. 

Surfing NSW is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and will provide all competitors with changes as they come to hand. 

Next update on Friday, September 10, 2021, regarding NSW events scheduled in October.

If you would like to process a refund or have a query please email 

Thank you for your understanding. 

Surfing NSW Events Team 

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