Call it surfing's answer to Twenty20 cricket - a team-based event with a time limit and no room for error.
Here's how it works: five surfers per team catching three waves only and then scurrying back to shore to tag their next team member.
If having to surf every wave mistake free wasn't hard enough, it all has to be finished in one hour.
Winners are then decided on a combination of pointscore and bonus points for finishing inside the allotted time.
The board riders at Gerringong's Werri Beach do, hosting the two-day NSW South Surftag Championships from today.
"It's a hard way to surf because you can't make mistakes, you can't fall off and every wave counts," said Dean Bowen, one of the captains for Werri Beach's two-pronged attack on the titles.
Only a shadow of the team which claimed the Australian Surftag Championships in 2009, the Werri Beach crew are pinning their hopes on the familiar swell.
"I reckon they'll favour us for sure as we know what to do," Bowen said.
Thirty-two teams ranging from Sydney's northern beaches down to Ulladulla have entered the NSW South Surftag Championships, which will use Jones, Kiama and Bombo beaches if conditions are more suitable.
The winning team will qualify for the Australian Championships at Duranbah in Queensland.
Contenders: The Werri Beach team competing in the NSW South Surftag Championships this weekend. From left: Ben McCarthy, Allan Farrell, Zac Scott, Matt Gale, Doug Chandler, Dean Bowen, Lloyd Bowen and Billy Wilson. Picture: ADAM McLEAN