Primary School Champs

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Update 18/11/2021 Cancelled

Hi everyone,We tried but it wasn’t to be and we have made the tough decision of cancelling the 2021 Sticky Johnson Primary School Champs pres by Skullcandy.We know how much everyone was looking forward to this event and holding on to hope that it would run.To run the event under the CPF but without using Covid Verification Certificates would be irresponsible for our travelling surfing community and also our hosts Tairawhiti.We were confident about running the event at Level 2 but yesterday’s govt announcements changed the events landscape.Full entry fee refunds will be made to participants in due course.This was the last event we were grasping onto this side of Christmas so it is a real bummer for us but more so for all the young surfers that have also held on to this last event opportunity for 2021.We look forward to announcing our summer events soon and catching everyone in the new year.


The Primary School Championships are the entry point for New Zealand’s youngest surfers that want to compete at a national level.

The event offers up an opportunity for first-time participants there to give it a go and have fun the chance to experience what it is like to compete.  They learn, they enjoy themselves and they meet new friends from around the country.

The event also offers up the perfect platform for the savviest of young groms, some who were almost born on a surfboard and are seasoned campaigners the chance to battle it out against their closest rivals.

The round-robin format of the event allows multiple chances for all surfers to participate and get to understand the competitive arena.

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The event has grown over the years to now include a Year 7 & 8 Division and Year 6 and Under for the boys and a Year 8 and Under for the girls.

The two-day event is held at different locations around the country during the Term 4 holidays at the end of winter.

What: The Sticky Johnson Primary School Championships pres by Skullcandy
Where: Gisborne
When: UPDATED 21/09/21 Due to Covid restrictions the Primary School champs are POSTPONED until the 4-5th December 2021
Who: Year 7&8 Boys and Girls, Year 6 & Below Boys and Girls
How: Entries open early September.  Entries close Monday 27th September @ 11:59pm

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