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NATIONAL SPORT EVENTS


Surf Life Saving sport showcases the skills and physical abilities required to save a life.

Surf Life Saving Australia holds a number of national sporting events. These events are either open to the general public or solely for Surf Life Saving members.

Upcoming Events


Member Event

THE AUSTRALIAN IRB CHAMPIONSHIPS


22 – 25 July 2021

An opportunity for the best IRB crews from across the country to compete against each other over one action-packed weekend promoting the skills required to complete a successful IRB rescue.

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The Australian Pool Rescue Championships in Adelaide

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THE AUSTRALIAN POOL RESCUE CHAMPIONSHIPS


6 – 8 August 2021

One of the key selection events for our national lifesaving teams. It is also an opportunity for our lifesavers to showcase the skills that keep them rescue ready for the start of patrol season. The 2021 Championships will be held at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, Southport, QLD from 6-8 August 2021.

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Public and Member Event

THE COOLANGATTA GOLD


16 – 17 October 2021

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Group of competitors in ocean on skis

Member Event

INTERSTATES


TBC

The Australian Interstate Championships give 180 of Australia’s best surf athletes an opportunity to represent their State and showcase their lifesaving skills in an elite lifesaving sports competition. Held over one day of competition, this State vs. State battle is contested on the beach and in the ocean.

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Member Event

THE AUSSIES


2 – 10 April 2022

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Public Event

THE AUSSIE OCEAN SWIM


April 2022

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Past Events


Elite Event

THE NUTRI-GRAIN IRONMAN AND IRONWOMAN SERIES


Over the course of six rounds, 20 of the best male and female athletes will compete for the glory of being crowned a Nutri-Grain IronMan or IronWoman champion.

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Member Event

THE AUSSIES 2021


16 – 24 April 2021

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Public and Member Virtual Event

THE VIRTUAL COOLANGATTA GOLD


16 – 25 October 2020

The ultimate endurance test in surf sports racing will be going virtual in 2020.

The 2020 virtual Coolangatta Gold is open to all SLSA members and the general public across the world and will be held over a 10-day period from October 16-25, enabling participants to complete the various components of the event during this time.

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Member Event

SUPER SURF TEAMS LEAGUE


Over three rounds, 13 teams representing clubs and regions across Australia compete in this brand-new surf sports initiative. The Super Surf Teams League features eight person teams, four men and four women, going head-to-head in a variety of surf, board and swimming events in both single and mixed gender competition.

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Beach Warrior National Events

Public Event

BEACH WARRIOR


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NATIONAL SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION REVIEW UPDATE


One of the key priority projects to be highlighted under the Sport and Active Recreation Review 2015, was a review of SLSA policies to simplify access to surf sport competition.

Policy 5.04–Competition Eligibility stipulates proficiency and patrol hour requirements for all members wishing to be eligible to compete at SLSA Championship events.

In October 2016, the SLSA Board approved changes to Policy 5.04 to enable Clubs the ability to recognise a member’s contribution to their club and community beyond patrol hours alone.  While eligibility for competition will still require a minimum number of patrol hours, clubs have the capacity to formally recognise other service as a component of the eligibility criteria.  Examples can include:

  • Club Executive Committee Member
  • Accredited Club Coaches (non-paid), and
  • Club training officers and assessors.

For more information on these changes please click here

Click here to view a summary of the Sport Review