2018 Spring Classic details to follow later in the year. Date is set at 8th September 2018.




2015 spring classic 

12 Sept: Spring Classic 2015 Results ..................2015_SOUTHSIDE_CLASSIC_FINAL_RESULTS.pdf


2014 Spring Classic news.

 22 Sept:   Spring Classic 2014 Results available here ...........spring_classic_finals_results_2014.pdf 

 Spring Classic photos by Tim Vanderlaan click here ............. spring_classic_2014.doc



    • The board length is minimum 9 feet measured from the nose to the tail on the deck of the surfboard. The width dimensions are to be a total minimum 47 inches in aggregate. This is the total of the widest point, plus the width 12 inches up from the tail and 12 inches back from the nose.
    • The board will have a single central fin that may be permanently fixed or attached via a fin box. There must be no provision for any other fin configuration
    • The rails of the surfboard will be 50/50 or 60/40 from nose to tail.
    • The board will have no resin edge from rail to tail. 
    • The fin will be at least 8 inches from its mounted base to the highest point
    • The board will weigh a minimum of eight kilograms.
    •  No leg rope but at Contest director's discretion


    Standard logging criteria:

    "The surfer must execute traditional manoeuvre’s with continual motion, style and grace in the most critical sections of the wave. The surfer must display uninterrupted flow with control of the surfboard with emphasis on creativity, form with smoothness and the linking of manoeuvre’s over the entire ride. The degree of commitment to the key aspects of these criteria will determine the scoring outcome.”

    The following are possible manoeuvres to be considered:

    •    Nose rides – touch 5 and 10's and extended 5's and 10's

    •    Cheater 5 nose rides

    •    Cross Stepping and Reverse Walks

    •    Bottom turns

    •    Lay back cutbacks

    •    Fade take offs

    •    Late take offs

    •    Roundhouse cutbacks

    •    Cutbacks

    •    Drop Knee Cutbacks

    •    Stall and Trim

    •    Barrels

    •    Cover Ups

    •    Forward and Reverse Flick outs   

    •    On Deck 360's, Beach Step Offs, Back Arches, Side slides


    (Normal) Judging Criteria

    Judges analyze the following major elements when scoring waves:

       Commitment and degree of difficulty

       Innovative and progressive maneuvers

       Combination of major maneuvers

       Variety of maneuvers

       Speed, power and flow

       The emphasis on certain elements is contingent upon location and conditions on the day, as well as changing conditions during the day.

    Scale Utilised

    [0.0 – 1.9: Poor] [2.0 – 3.9: Fair] [4.0 – 5.9: Average] [6.0 – 7.9: Good] [8.0 – 10.0: Excellent]













     2013 Spring Classic ............................

    A fantastic day all round for the 2013 Spring Classic. Lots of rain, sunshine, glassy conditions and then wind. Our friends at Pacific Longboarder have done a great wrap up, check out the link below..



    All 2013 finalists are below with results. Congrats to all our winners and thanks to everyone for contributing to another cracking Spring Classic.

    We'll see you all in 2014!!

    1. Steve Hartnett, 2. Rod Harty, 3. Craig Tracy, 4. Neil Frederiksen, 5. Colin De Lore, 6. John Mandybur               
    Over 30          
    1. Scott Stanborough,  2. Jason Skinner, 3. Ben McGrath, 4. Steve Hartnett, 5. Conan Hicks, 6. Chas Groom   
    Over 40       
    1. Eric Dinale,  2. Rod Aulburn,  3. John Pavett Jnr, 4. Mick Craze, 5. Wayne Foster, 6. Mick Duprez                    
    Over 45           
    1. Rob Smith, 2. Tim Vanderlann, 3. Sean Dry, 4. Tony Boyd, 5. Darren Boyd-Skinner, 6. Craig Tracy  
    Over 50          
    1. George Haskas,  2. Peter Toby, 3. Alex Kiss, 4. Mike Griggs, 5. Ross Newling, 6. Tim Reilly             
    Over 55
    1. Michael Cottier, 2. Jim Sourry, 3. Dave Ryan, 4. Jon Lavers, 5. Tony Babic, 6. Wayne McAree
    Over 60
    1. Al Breakspear, 2. Wayne Egan, 3. Rod Menzies, 4. John Wonham, 5. Barry Champley, 6. Harry Lamb    
    Old Mal            
    1. Marlin Guihot, 2. Michael Cottier, 3. Jim Sourry, 4. Dave Ryan, 5. Conan Hicks, 6. Mick Duprez    
    1. Marlin Guihot, 2. Hayden Emery, 3. Jack Entwistle, 4. Jared Eason, 5. Tom Payne, 6. Tony Babic               

    1. Tom Payne, 2. Decan Wyton, 3. Frederick Stovin-Bradford, 4. Jared Eason, 5. Kyle Cameron, 6. Jaydon McDonald, 7. Byron Boyd-Skinner
    1. Lara Murphy,  2. April Charles, 3. Amelia Croucher, 4. Ivana Stepenkova                  
    Open Men
    1. Jack Entwistle, 2. Nick Farago, 3. Declan Wyton, 4. Hayden Emery, 5. Marlin Guihot, 6. Scott McFarlane