ABOUT SURF SPORTS
Surf Sports Officer: Phil Perren
Team Manager: Greg Collis
Surf Sports competition provides members the opportunity to refine and practice their lifesaving skills in the competition arena at local, state, national and international level. Surf Sports forms a significant component of the Surf Life Saving movement. Competition improves a surf life saver's lifesaving skills.
There are disciplines to cater for everyone’s interest. From swimming to board or ski paddling, surf boat competition and beach events including sprints and flags.
Honouring the Surf Life Saving tradition are the March Past and Rescue and Resuscitation (R&R) events, that have links all the way back to the start of Surf Life Saving.
Refining lifesaving skills is an important part of Surf Life Saving sport and as such competitions such as Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing and Lifesaving Competition are specifically designed to hone a surf lifesaver’s knowledge and skills that they would use in an everyday patrol situation.
Members participating in surf sports competition must have a minimum qualification of either a Surf Rescue Certificate or a Bronze Medallion and must meet the patrol hour requirements according to their membership category to compete.
The Club offers professional coaching in all surf sports disciplines. Please see all training that is available on the Weekly Training Schedule tab.