Privacy Policy

Island Style Promotions owners of the Trans-Tasman Surfing Comp, MJM Media and Live Heats are dedicated to keeping your details private. Any information, we collect in relation to you, is kept strictly secured. We use this information to identify your entries, orders, and to provide you with further information about surfing, Island Style Promotions and its managed events.

Island Style Promotions, Trans-Tasman Surfing Comp, MJM Media and Live Heats may use cookies to allow you to login to your account, maintain a shopping cart and to purchase items in your shopping cart. Cookies sent to your computer from Island Style Promotions, Trans- Tasman Surfing Comp, MJM Media and Live Heats only last while you’re browsing our website. We do not store persistent cookies on your computer. Cookies also allow us to give you a more personalized shopping experience by displaying products that interest you throughout our product pages, thus providing you with a more friendly, interesting and enjoyable shopping experience.

Security Policy

When purchasing from Island Style Promotions, Trans-Tasman Surfing Comp, MJM Media and Live Heats, your financial details are passed through our secure server using the latest 256-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology.

Pricing Policy

Island Style Promotions Trans-Tasman Surfing Comp, MJM Media and Live Heats pricing of entry fees, is carefully monitored by our staff to provide participants with a competitive registration cost. All prices are in Australian dollars (AUD) and include GST (Goods and services tax) as of 1st July 2000.

Payment Processing

Live Heats passes on to the participant any American Express, Visa, and Mastercard processing fees that apply to each transaction.

Refund Policy

Entry fees are only refundable if 7 days’ notice is given prior to an Event. Cancellations made less than 7 days from an Event, will only be offered a refund if the vacant spot can be filled with a Reserve. All refunds will incur an administration fee. If payment is taken for a competition that is already full, Island Style Promotions will provide a full refund.


We will take all care and make all effort to keep your information private however, we will not be held legally responsible for any breach as the information may be divulged to other parties which has been obtained by methods which are beyond our reasonable control.

Hygiene Policy

• Competitor rash shirts will be thoroughly rinsed after each event and rotated before they are distributed.
• Hand sanitiser stations will be placed around event site and we strongly encourage frequent use by everyone.
• All facilities will be maintained and regularly cleaned during the event using appropriate professional grade cleaning agents.
• We encourage you to limit physical contact during the event such as avoiding shaking hands, pre or post-event celebrations.

We do ask, if you are feeling unwell to please stay home and seek medical advice (if required).

Please be assured, all protocols and advice provided by Queensland Health to deliver a COVID safe event will be followed.

Environment Policy

The Trans-Tasman Surfing Competition (TTSC) is managed by Island Style Promotions and its environmental and social sustainability is key to its operations, development and future for the local Gold Coast community and surfing culture globally.

We are proud to host the TTSC event at Kirra, Gold Coast which is just one of ten World Surfing Reserves, which has significant cultural, social and historical meaning to local people and surfers around the world.

TTSC will comply with all relevant legislation and regulations within the permit approved through the Gold Coast City Council and strive to achieve best practice in environmental and sustainability areas.

Special consideration has been given to promoting local businesses within TTSC and wherever possible, environmentally sustainable products and services will be sourced locally.

We encourage everyone associated with TTSC to present our commitment to environmental and social sustainability to our competitors, guests, visitors, suppliers, contractors, agents and sponsors.

We have a dedicated Environmental Officer involved in the set up and clean-up of the event site each day.

TTSC encourages our visitors and competitors to get involved with daily yoga workshops, beach clean-ups and various activities that address personal health and wellbeing programmes.

We also encourage sponsors to take an ecological approach, reducing the usage of single- use waste and utilising products that promote recycle or natural, less chemical-based options, such as sunscreens, surf wear and surfing accessories.

It is the responsibility of us all to protect the environment for our future generations.

Photography Policy


You are welcome to take photos and we request that you are respectful of the privacy of the general public, especially where younger competitors are concerned. It is essential that you ask parental permission and disclose the intended usage of the image.

Water Photography:

If you wish to shoot photography in the surf, please register prior to the heat with the Beach Marshal, who will be responsible for managing water photographers. Any unregistered photographers will be asked to leave the water. There will be a limit to three photographers in the water at any one time. We have media sponsors, who will have priority. Please keep well clear of all surfers.

Land Photography:

You are welcome to shoot from anywhere from land and vantage points. Off limit areas include the judging and commentary tents. Please ask the Beach Marshall if you are unsure.

Drone Photography:

Due to liability, licensing and various other concerns, you will need to contact the Event organisers prior to launching drones for photography purposes.

Image Sales:

We do not permit photography of individual competitors for commercial purposes, with the exception of work commissioned prior to the Competition for sponsors and/or publications. Freelance photographers may submit images to magazines, websites and sponsors after the event, but may not directly approach competitors for the purpose of sales or financial gain. If you are unsure of image usage, please feel free to contact us. We thank you for respecting this arrangement.

Sharing images on social:

While we have staff photographers providing much of our media photography, we would be stoked to share your images across our social media channels. We would be happy to promote your business with links and hashtags across our Instagram and Facebook network.

We cannot guarantee that your images will be shared, but we would endeavour to do the best we can, either during or post-event.

Please email marketing@transtasmansurfing.com with your name, business (photography business, magazine etc), website and social media tags with the email subject: “Photographer Accreditation”.