Carnage and FUN - in the true Merimbula spirit!
Along with surfing every day, happy hour each evening, the food festival on Friday night and the Good Vibes party on Saturday night, there is also a bit of SUP racing action at the Merimbula Classic.
Balmoral Paddlesurf Beach to Bar - The 4 man tag-team spectacular.
The team relay begins with a paddle down the lake right through town to the Bar Beach where the 2nd paddler is tagged to paddle down to Main beach. The 3rd paddler goes back up to Bar Beach and the 4th returns to Main Beach to be showered in glory.
The SUNOVA Surf SUP Off's - lets BOP!
The same teams from the Balmoral Beach to Bar race compete in the penultimate SUP Surf relay right out front at Main Beach. An M-course is set through the surf zone with a sprint to the beach to tag the next team member. All team members must compete a lap on the same board used the day before.
NOTE: This year teams may use a different board for the SUP Surf relay. One board per team Saturday. One board per team Sunday. For teams without sponsored riders - you may swap out ONE team member for Sunday.
Don't forget the hotly contested FUN CATEGORY
DIVISIONS for the two team events
14' (max length) class.. 1st- Trophy/Prize . 2nd - prize 3rd- prize
FUN category (11' max - non displacement) 1st- Trophy . 2nd - prize 3rd- prize
Best SURF STYLER - Surf SUP Off's- Trophy
Best effort in the Merimbula classic spirit - Trophy
The SUNOVA Merimbula Bay run: SUP down winder (this event is condition dependant)
The ultimate SUP race - paddling downwind for 8k's with the wind on your back. Paddle from Main beach Merimbula to Pambula beach in a N'Easter and in reverse in a southerly.
The window for running this race will be over Friday, Saturday and Sunday to maximise the best conditions for this race.
Please note, this race is not for the feint hearted. Sizeable swells and cross chop are out the back in a NE'er and the finish is through a surf break. There will be a strict cut off time to the first up-wind turning buoy to continue in this race as paddling experience is required to paddle down-wind safely for 8 kilometres in rough conditions.
Leashes, Hi viz top and Buoyancy vest mandatory. No bum bags.
Divisions for the SUNOVA Down winder
14' (max length) class
Prizes for first man, women, Master (45+) and Junior 16 and under.
Should another cracker!
For more info contact Andrew.A - 0414 542 225