Definition of surf carnival in English:

surf carnival

noun

Australian, NZ
  • A competitive display of the skills of members of a surf lifesaving club.

    ‘the club would also like to thank its many supporters who assisted in the surf carnival’
    • ‘The North Cronulla U23s are proving one of the best in the state, having made the final of every surf carnival they have contested this season.’
    • ‘The Australia Day celebrations continued at the rocky Comoro beach where a traditional surf carnival was held without the golden sands.’
    • ‘Roo is busy planning the wedding on Thursday, but Harvey is preoccupied with the surf carnival.’
    • ‘In 1988, she met with a team of lifeguards after they won the surf carnival at Terrigal Beach in Sydney.’
    • ‘We're televising the surf carnival; what about coming along as an expert commentator?’
    • ‘Over summer there are loads of activities, from fairs to markets, surf carnivals to beauty pageants, there's even a photographic competition.’
    • ‘It's clear by some of the events planned, like a surf carnival, that tourism has well and truly arrived.’
    • ‘Businesses in Bells Beach won't get supplementary payments if the water's flat when the surf carnival comes around.’
    • ‘They knew about surf clubs, surf carnivals, the boats, the swimming races, the belt races, all that sort of stuff.’
    • ‘Surf Life Saving NSW is putting on a surf carnival, including demonstrations of water safety and races for nippers.’