Are for competitors riding a 9ft plus board.
Surfing Australia Rules and regulations apply for amateur divisions unless stipulated
Competitors from the WSL divisions are able to compete in these divisions
9ft Open - for is for anyone no matter their age
9ft Women - for any women no matter their age
Under 18 - for anyone aged under 18 on March 1, 2017
Under 18 Girls - for any females aged under 18 on March 1, 2017
Over 40's - for anyone aged over 40 on March 1, 2017
Over 50's - for anyone aged over 50 on March 1, 2017
Over 60's - for anyone aged over 60 on March 1, 2017
Over 70's - for anyone aged over 70 on March 1, 2017
The first stand up paddle surfers emerged in Waikiki after the end of World War II, when the post-war tourism boom saw cruise liners bring thousands of tourists to Hawaii. Many wanted to try their hand at surfing. The Hawaiian beach boys were called upon to teach the sport and to photograph it so the tourist had a memento of their surfing exploits. The Ah Choy brothers, Leroy and Bobby would hang a Kodak around there neck and paddled into the break standing on a redwood board. This went on at Waikiki right through the ‘60s and ‘70s.
SUP Open Amateur for SUP surfers competing on 10ft SUPS