The 2018 Orica Team Challenge is open to all surfboard clubs in Australia. The event will be held at Stockton Beach on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018. The contest will again have clubs competing for $10,000 in prize money with current champions North Narrabeen Boardriders returning to defend their title.
Orica Acting General Manager Paul Hastie said “Orica is delighted to again sponsor the Tag Team Challenge at Stockton. This will mark our sixth year of support for the event, which continues to grow and evolve.
“The competition between the clubs remain strong and is always exciting to watch. The addition of the markets over the past couple of years has been a great success, enhancing the community atmosphere and expanding the event’s appeal.”
Surfest Organiser Warren Smith said, “The Orica Team Challenge in its fifth year has evolved to be a major event on the Surfest calendar. It is great to see surfing in this team format. There is a real sense of club pride and camaraderie amongst the teams. The event is hosted by the Northside Boardriders and their hospitality is second to none. All clubs enjoy the welcoming vibe from the Stockton community also.”
The final Sunday is a real celebration of the Stockton community involving the 3 Peas Community Markets with family entertainment, food and a variety of stalls. The 3 Peas Community Markets will again be held at ‘The Pines’ on Stockton Beach on the Sunday 4th February making for a fun weekend in this iconic Newcastle location.