Polar Bear Surf Classic 2020


North Coast Boardriders are pleased to announce that the 39th Annual Polar Bear Surf Classic will be running on the 8th & 9th of August.

We are stoked to confirm that Mammoth Modern Insulation have partnered with us again and are sponsoring $1000 for the winner of the Open Men’s division. This year the Open Women’s division will be sponsored by Louweazal Surfboards who is putting up a custom board for the lucky winner.

Due to COVID-19, this year we have had less time to organise and less opportunity for sponsorship and funding.  Because of this we will be running a ‘lite’ version with fewer divisions/entries and slightly decreased running time.  

We have dropped the over 40’s and over 50s/60s divisions as well as consolidating the boys divisions into one ‘junior’ division – Under 16.  The ‘Masters’ division is an invitational Final this year so we won’t have open entries for this. We apologise for any disappointed competitors but we expect to be back up to full capacity for next year, the 40th edition.




Last year divisions filled up pretty fast and we expect this year to be the same.  The link to the entry form is at the bottom of this email.

If the format this year doesn’t suit you, we still encourage you to come along, support and enjoy the surfing entertainment.  We will have raffles, music – hopefully some live stuff on the Saturday afternoon – good food and coffee, so what better reason for a weekend at the beach!?

As with previous years, if the swell is not predicted to be contestable, we will roll over to the following weekend and so forth until the forecast is favourable.  Please be aware that there are NO refunds for postponement.

If you have any questions please feel free to email 


We look forward to seeing you there!

Ngā mihi nui,

The NCB crew

Entry Form: https://forms.gle/hqa1uKD1EF6tt3iv6