Surf Sports is a pivotal part of Surf Life Saving. First introduced by the movement as a tool to develop and retain surf lifesavers, these outcomes remain an integral part of Surf Sports today with members participating in a variety of events that promote a healthy lifestyle, camaraderie and sportsmanship – ensuring members are fit and experienced to patrol Mid North Coast beaches. Surf Sports also serves as a major recruitment tool in attracting new members.
Surf Sports consists of many individual and team events or disciplines such as swimming, board paddling, surf ski paddling, Ironperson, beach flags, beach sprints, surf boat rowing and IRB racing. It also includes traditional events such as the March Past and Rescue & Resuscitation. Events cater for ages from under 8 years through to 70+ years.
Surf Sports competition begins in the under 8 years as part of the Junior Activities Program with the number and distance of events increasing as they progress through the Junior program until the under 14 years season is completed. Junior athletes must gain a relevant Surf Education award and pass a competition skills evaluation test relevant to their age to compete every season.
Cadet, Opens and Masters competitors need to be a current bronze proficient member and accrue the required number of patrolling hours each season.
Surf Sports provides an opportunity for participants to further develop whether it be as an athlete, official or coach while having a whole lot of fun along the way.
See you on the beach!
Coaches and Officials
OfficialsEnsure competitions are run in a safe and secure environment, while maintaining rules and regulations. There are three levels of Officials within the Surf Sports arm of Surf Life Saving – Core Official, Technical Official and Senior Official.
CoachesWork with surf sport athletes across all of the disciplines of Surf Life Saving competition. There are four levels of coaching accreditation – Foundation Coach, Development Coach, Performance Coach and High-Performance Coach.
SLSMNC Branch carnivals for 2020/21 season
First Branch Carnival
- Dates: Saturday 31st October and Sunday 1st November
- Venue: Port Macquarie Surf Life Saving Club
2nd Branch Carnival
- Dates: Saturday 28th November and Sunday 29th November
- Venue: South West Rocks Surf Life Saving Club
- Dates: Saturday 13th February and Sunday 14th February
- Venue: Tacking Point Surf Life Saving Club
*Save the dates
*All dates and venues are subject to change