Reflections is the largest holiday park group in NSW and its parks are within walking distance – and sometimes even directly opposite – some of Australia’s best surfing breaks.
So it makes sense that the leading nature-based holiday park group is hosting its own surf event, powered by Surfest.
On February 10 and 11, the first-ever Reflections Cadet Cup will be held in Bonny Hills, on the NSW Mid North Coast, drawing the hottest teen surfing talent on the east coast to compete in boys and girls Under 12s, 14s and 16s categories.
Reflections CEO Nick Baker said the Cadet Cup would support youth through thrilling surf competition and encourage people to get outdoors to enjoy the event, which will include ‘eats and beats’ back at Reflections Bonny Hills Saturday from 4pm with food trucks and a chill-out zone
“One of Reflections’ mottos is that ‘Life’s Better Outside’ and this is a fantastic partnership and event that will encourage people to be surf-side, watching all the action,” he said.
Peter Chapman, Chief Marketing Officer at Reflections, said it was a natural fit for Reflections and Surfest to partner on the Cadet Cup after Reflections sponsored the two-week Surfest completion in March 2022, in Newcastle.
“Reflections is dedicated to connecting people with the natural beauty of regional New South Wales while promoting tourism in the area and we are delighted to introduce the ground-breaking initiative of the inaugural Reflections Cadet Cup,” Mr Chapman said.
Surfest director Warren Smith said the Reflections Cadet Cup would allocate a prize purse of $3,900, with additional prizes for the finalists in all divisions.
“The event will offer points that determine the Surfing Australia ranking system, and its format will ensure no competitors will be eliminated in the first round,” Mr Smith said.