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Rules & Regulations

This competition is exclusively for Hawaii residents only, all non-registered competitors clips will not be scored and will be removed from the competition. For any entry questions email: enquiries@tcsurf.com

Proof of Hawaii residency: Competitor must be a Hawaii resident. By entering this event competitor declares that he/she is a Hawaii resident. If competitor does not provide a proof of residency upon request, entry will be denied.

Please do not enter a division if you are over the age stated on June 7, 2021, failure to comply will result in immediate disqualification.

How it Works:

Step 1: Registration at www.events.tcsurf.com.

Step 2: Enter one single wave ride by submitting video footage (based on rules listed below) prior to entry deadline July 31, 11:59PM PST. Wave must be ridden between June 7, 2021 – July 31, 2021 at Queens surf break in Waikiki. Each competitor will need to enter under their own profile/login. There is a limit of :30 seconds and 500mb per video file. Ensure your video file is under this size before you upload. If your file is too large, you can export the file to a lower file size.

Step 3: T&C Grom Contest winners will be announced August 20, 2021 online at events.tcsurf.com

Entry Rules:

Contest is limited to the first 250 competitors to register and submit payment. Non refundable $10 entry fee. Must be Hawaii resident.

All officially registered competitors will get a goodie bag (distributed after completion of the event) and be notified by email on how to claim their goodie bag.

Competitors are limited to ONE division only. Our goal is to allow as many kids as possible the chance to experience the opportunity to compete.

No refunds will be issued if you decide to pull out. No exceptions.

All videos must be submitted online by July 31, 2021 at 11:59pm HST.

Children who have participated in NSSA or HASA or any other organized competitive surfing branch are strictly PROHIBITED from participating in ANY division. It does not matter if your child has participated only once, or a few years back in a competitive surfing event, they are forbidden to enter the T&C Surf Grom Contest in ANY capacity. If your child has participated competitively as a shortboarder, your child is ineligible to enter the contest as a longboarder or bodyboarder. Again, they are forbidden to enter the T&C Surf Grom Contest in ANY capacity.

Competitors division will be determined by their age as of June 7, 2021. Thus, for example you want to enter your child in the shortboard division and they are 8 years old right now, but turn 9 before or on the 7th of June, you will need to enter your child into the 9 to 10-year-old division.

Video Clips: Surfing clip must be entered separately, no music, and regular motion (no slow motion). Please aim to enter wave from take off until wave is complete. Limit :30 seconds per video.

Labeling Your Entry: You must title your submission with competitors first and last name and the date wave was surfed.

Swapping Entries: You may swap out a wave for a new wave by deleting an entry to repopulate with a new entry prior to the deadline.

Waves: Must surf waves only at Queens surf break in Waikiki.

Wave Assist: Parental assist will not be permitted for any division.

Competition Clips: Clips entered from previously surfed competitions will not be accepted.

Video Quality: Any camera quality is allowed; home video camcorder, iPhone, GoPro, etc. However, clear quality is preferred.

Video Angle: Please don’t enter video clip from drone angle, or water angle. Best to be filmed straight on from shore, not from a side angle.

Video Clip Timeframe: Must be filmed anytime June 7, 2021 – July 31, 2021.

Video Clip Deadline: Must be submitted on or before July 31, 11:59PM PST.

Judges: Each wave reviewed and judged on a 0.1-10 point system based on HASA judging criteria. Your combined judges scores will be your final score.

Judging Criteria: Judging will be focused on the HASA criteria for high performance surfing and focused on major maneuvers with combinations and variety in the most critical sections of the waves submitted. Barrels will be considered but need to be combined with major scoring maneuvers to reach top scoring potential. Results & Leaderboard: Revealed August 20th, 2021.

Video Waiver Rights: By entering you give T&C Surf rights free use of video footage you submitted of your entry to be used at T&C Surf's discretion.

The results of the virtual grom contest will be announced online at this website on August 20, 2021.

Goodie Bags: All competitors will receive a goodie bag. Competitors will be contacted by email after completion of the contest is judged and winners are announced on how to claim their goodie bag.

Prizes: Top 3 competitors in each division will win prize packs. Winners will be contacted by T&C Surf after completion of the contest is judged and winners are announced on how to claim their prize pack.

Thanks to the 2021 T&C Grom Contest sponsors: FreeSurf Magazine, Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii, Dakine, RVCA, Vertra and Vans.

Questions: Email enquiries@tcsurf.com

Disclaimer: Per CDC/WHO/Local, State, and National Guidelines T&C Surf reserves the right to cancel the Virtual Grom Contest if deemed unsafe for its competitors based on safety, rules, and regulations.

Contestants authorize in advance and without any restriction or reserve T&C Surf to use free of rights their names, their images and their photos for a commercial or a public relation purpose, without conferring to them any payment, right or advantage for any title. The present assignment of rights is granted worldwide and for a duration of one year following the present game contest. Notably, the winners expressly grant to T&C Surf the right to publish their videos on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and contest website: events.tcsurf.com.

Entering the contest and the vote implies the contestant’s knowledge and acceptance of the Internet's characteristics and limitations, particularly with regard to technical performance, response times when checking, querying or transferring data, the risks of interruption, connection-related risks, the lack of protection against possible diversion of certain data and risks of contamination by any viruses in circulation on the Internet. T&C Surf may not be held liable, in particular, for malfunctions that may affect the Internet or for any problem with the configuration or relating to a specific browser.

T&C Surf does not guarantee that the Internet site and/or Contest shall operate without any interruption, that they do not contain any computing errors, or that any detected errors will be corrected.

T&C Surf may not be held liable in the event of a technical malfunction in the Contest, if contestants are not able to log on to the Contest website or to enter the Contest, if it does not receive the data relating to a contestant’s entry form for any reason for which it may not be held liable (for example, an Internet connection problem due to any reason at the user’s premises), or if an entry form is illegible or impossible to process (for example, if the contestant or voter has hardware or a software environment that does not comply with his/her subscription) or in the event of email routing problems. Contestants will not be entitled to any compensation in this regard.

Moreover, T&C Surf may not be held liable for any damage, material or immaterial, caused to contestants, their computer equipment and the data stored therein, or for any direct or indirect consequences that may ensue, particularly consequences on their personal, professional or commercial activity. T&C Surf may not be held liable for any injuries competitor or camera operator that may incur during shooting of video and or surfing for submission in the Contest.


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