What is the Tasmanian Surf Teams League?

The Tasmanian Surf Teams League (TSTL) is a fast paced 90 minute event to be featured alongside a traditional carnival or used by clubs as an Intra-Club event.  The intent is to offer short courses with as much action on the sand as in the ocean.

Events consist of 8 teams of 8 competitors, selected from clubs around the state. Not Club on Club but Mate on Mate! 

 

TSTL EVENTS

RELAY EVENTS

  • Board Relay (2 Person)

Each team may enter 2 teams of 2 competitors (2 x U15, 2 x Open). 
Dry start, #1 team member paddles around 2 white cans (approx. 180m to cans), returns to shore, ditch craft in shallows and transition sprint (approx. 50m around black and white checkered flags), to tag #2 team member who paddles around white cans, returns to shore, ditch craft in shallows, sprint around 1 black and white checkered flag and finishes through 2 green and yellow flags / arch.

  • Ski Relay (2 person)

Each team may enter 2 teams of 2 competitors.
Wet start, #1 team member paddles around 2 orange cans (approx. 250m to cans), returns to shore, ditch craft in shallows and transition sprint (approx. 50m around black and white checkered flags), to tag #2 team member who paddles around orange cans, returns to shore, ditch craft in shallows, sprint around 1 black and white checkered flag and finishes through 2 green and yellow flags.

  • Mixed Ocean Lifesaver Relay (4 person)

Each team may enter 1 team consisting of 2 female and 2 male competitors. Fixed race order of run, swim, board, ski. 55m transition sprint between leg each leg.

      • 1st leg – Competitor #1 - 500m beach sprint to tag competitor #2
      • 2nd leg -  Competitor #2 wet start and swims 120m (2 red cans), returns to shore, 55m transition sprint around black and white flags and tags competitor #3
      • 3rd leg – Competitor #3 wet start and paddles board 180m (2 white cans), returns to shore, 55m transition sprint around black and white flags and tags competitor #4
      • 4th leg -  Competitor #4 wet start and paddles ski 250m (3 orange cans), returns to shore,
      • Ditch craft, turns around black and white checkered flag and dry finish between green and yellow flags/ arch.
  • All Age Beach Relay (8 person)

As per Surf Sports Manual. Each team may enter 1 team of 8 persons.
Under 15 competitors must contest 1st and 2nd leg of this event.

 

INDIVIDUAL/TEAM EVENTS

  • Beach Flags (2 person)

As per Surf Sports Manual.  Each team may enter 2 competitors (1 x U15, 1 x Open).  Each team will be represented in 2 rotating rounds

 

  • Surf Swim Team (2 person)

As per Surf Sports Manual.  Points allocated to both swimmers according to finish placing. Results for both Under 15 and Open team.
Open teams will start first, Under 15 teams will commence race as leading Open competitors turn 2nd can and commence return to shore.

  • Board Team (2 person)

As per Surf Sports Manual. Points allocated to both paddlers according to finish placing.
Results for both Under 15 and Open teams.
Open teams will start first, Under 15 teams will commence race as leading Open competitors turn 2nd can and commence return to shore.

  • Ski Team (2 person)

As per Surf Sports Manual. Points allocated to both paddlers according to finish placing.
(To comply with Surf Sports Manual guidelines, Under 15 competitors must not compete against any age group aside from their own.)