The Oakberry Acai NSW Surf Life Saving Country Championships is open to clubs outside the Newcastle-to-Illawarra corridor and is second only to the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships in size, with an expected 1,500 competitors, 200 officials and around 4,000 spectators.
This year, our club has been chosen to host the even at One Mile Beach on Friday through Sunday – 28, 29 and 30 January 2022.
Surf Life Saving NSW news writes on Wednesday 8 September 2021:
More than two decades after it last hosted the Country Surf Life Saving Championships, the premier event for regional-based surf life saving clubs will be held at Cape Hawke SLSC at Forster in a deal set to span across the 2022 and 2023 events.
The Country Championships is second only to the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships in size with an expected 1,500 competitors, 200 officials and around 4,000 spectators over the three day event.Surf Life Saving NSW Director of Surf Sport, Don van Kiempema said the location, as well as the beach itself, would prove an ideal setting for the event.
Traffic around One Mile Beach Forster will be congested and in particular, parking close to the beach accesses will be very difficult. There will be traffic flow controls in place for residents of the area but please allow additional travel time for your movements.
Spectators to the beach are welcome, but please read the final event information as provided by Surf Life Saving NSW and the event organisers.
If any photos or video is taken and you wish to post to social media, please use the event hashtag #CountryChamps22
Please contact the club if you would like to volunteer to help at the event.
The below pics are of the setup progress on Thursday.