While Surf Sports is seen very much as the ‘fun’ side of surf life saving, each discipline has an integral role to play in building the surf skills base of our current and future life savers. Surf skills, fitness, judgement and team work are all required through the surf sports season as they are during our patrol season.
These competitions, or surf carnivals, are held at club, state, national and international levels. Competitors aged eight to 108 can take part, with all disciplines developed from core lifesaving skills and techniques. Competition is both fun and fierce, and conducted in the highest standard of sportsmanship, as is befitting of surf lifesavers regarded by many as pillars of the Australian community.
So what ever takes your interest, you're sure to find an event that will be as exciting for the spectators as it is for the athletes.
Join your local Surf Life Saving Club.