SALTWATER Boardriders Club will resume competition on Sunday, July 5.
The March contest has been the only one conducted this year because of COVID-19 restrictions.
Club president Kai Stanley said State government and Surfing NSW guidelines regarding COVID-19 will be in place on July 5 and the club has been given the all-clear to resume competitions.
All rash vests will have to be washed in soapy water at the conclusion of each heat, while social distancing will be applied for judges and other officials on the beach.
Kai said at this stage there are no plans to extend the season or to surf more than once a month to make up for the lost contests.
"Once a month seems to work for us,'' he said.
"And we're also mindful that people have other winter sports on, so we won't be adding any extra dates to interfere with them. The surf seems to deteriorate around here in the summer, so I don't think we'll be going past September.''
The championship will now be decided from four contests, with the best three results to count, Kai added.
He said the club could have run a contest this month, however, the committee felt the restrictions in place then were too prohibitive.
"We're in this for the competition, but the social side is important too,'' he explained.
He said that under the previous guidelines competitors would have had to leave the beach as soon as their commitments were finished.
"We like to make a day of it, we're a family-orientated club,'' Kai said.
He said members are 'pretty excited' to be back surfing competitively, particularly the grommets (under 14s).
"Everyone's been getting plenty of practise and we've had some good waves in the last few weeks,'' he added.
After the March contest Aden Stanley leads the championship. However, strong competition is expected from defending title holder Oscar Scanes and former champions Ryan Hunt and Victor Primel. Kai assured new members can still register for the year.
Meanwhile a decision has yet to be made on whether the Kev Lee Memorial single fin event will be conducted this year. Kev Lee was a former club president.
The popular contest is usually held in conjunction with the Old Bar Festival during the October long weekend. However, the festival has been cancelled this year.
"We've been speaking to Kev's family and they're happy to go along with whatever we decide,'' Kai said.
"We'll get a weekend that suits - it may not be the October long weekend, but the committee hasn't made a decision yet. We mightn't even run it this year.''
The contest raises funds for the oncology unit at Manning Hospital.