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Sanbah Cadet Cup

Sat 4 Mar
- Sun 5 Mar


The Sanbah Cadet Cup is the perfect opportunity for young, emerging male and female surfers to gain invaluable contest experience.

The Sanbah Cadet Boys and Girls comprises of three (3) divisions – Boys 16 years and under; Boys 14 years and under and Girls 16 years and under.

The unique contest format allows each competitor to surf two rounds, accumulating points for place and wave tally. The first round is a seeding round and the second round is a qualifying round. After the qualifying round, the top 16 surfers from the 16 year old Boy’s division will progress to the quarter finals and the top 8 surfers in the Girls and the 14 year old Boy’s divisions will progress to the semi finals. The points allocated for the qualifying round are spread over a larger score range to extract the best performers to qualify for the finals. A first or second place in the qualifying round will not guarantee a surfers place in the finals if they did not perform well in both rounds. 

This contest format ensures each competitor gets maximum contest experience from the event.

Rhys Smith said Sanbah is very proud to present this event again in 2023.

“We see the event as a launching pad for our young male and female surfers. We expect them to gain competitive experience in the very unique Cadet Cup format where every surfer gets to surf two rounds before the knockout rounds start. This not only enhances their competitive opportunities it also create a more entertaining event for spectators.

“We wish all competitors the best of luck and hope they enjoy their stay in Newcastle in 2023.”


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