This competition runs uniquely as a world tour specialty event.
Twenty athletes are invited from all four corners of the globe, including six who call the break their own, the local crew.
The event is directed by and in conjunction with Surfing Australia.
Nestled in the far southern reaches of the Sydney Basin protrudes a rock island of true mortal consequence. An island so shallow that many athletes who have dared to take on its ferocious nature have crawled away licking their open wounds time and time again.
The inception of the SIC took place back in 1997 and it immediately had an impact on the world’s competitive bodyboarding stage.
Drawing in a range of international riders to come up against the best local talent has been the cornerstone of success in relation to engagement and viewership for this prestigious competition, indicating that’s the format to go with again.
The event waiting period is proposed to span between the months of June & July of 2024 (a two-month waiting period is required to capture the most ideal conditions, combining the best swell, wind and tide for maximum viewership and media impact.) During this time media releases & content will be released periodically to keep engaging with the public as the waiting period runs its course.
Three specialty events will encompass the waiting period:
HISTORY IN THE MAKING