Bream Bay Sliders member and organiser of their annual Mid-Winter Festival of Surfing Roger Hall reckons he's got a simple formula to ensure there's always surf for the event.

Robyn Cox looks for a high-scoring wave. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Robyn Cox looks for a high-scoring wave. Photo / Michael Cunningham

Sunday marked the Sliders' 10th anniversary surf festival and Mr Hall said it was unusual that none of the events had to be cancelled or postponed due to poor surf.

Sky Perry, 7, shows off her skills in the under-14 heat. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Sky Perry, 7, shows off her skills in the under-14 heat. Photo / Michael Cunningham

He says he always chooses a Sunday where there is a high tide close to noon. As the surf is usually better on an incoming tide, it almost guarantees there's enough surf for the contest to be held.

Roger King entertains the crowd. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Roger King entertains the crowd. Photo / Michael Cunningham

"So there could be little surf, but the incoming tide at least makes it surfable, and so it was again on Sunday."

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Mr Hall said about 20 club members took part in the festival, with most surfing in several divisions at Waipu Cove.

Bream Bay Sliders Club president Grant Kilmour catches a wave. Photo / Michael Cunningham
Bream Bay Sliders Club president Grant Kilmour catches a wave. Photo / Michael Cunningham

"It was a great day out," he said.

Northern Advocate photographer and keen surfer Michael Cunningham went along to catch the action on the waves.

The official seal of approval. Photo / Michael Cunningham
The official seal of approval. Photo / Michael Cunningham