Surf Life Saving sport showcases the skills and physical abilities required to save a life.
An opportunity for the general public to be a part of the biggest surf lifesaving competition in the world. The 2km open water swim is run on the first Sunday of the annual Australian Surf Life Saving Championships.
Over the course of five rounds, 20 of the best male and female athletes will compete for the glory of being crowned a Nutri-Grain IronMan or IronWoman champion.
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.
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. The 2020 Australian Interstates Championships will be held at Alexandra Headland, Sunshine Coast, QLD on 24 January.
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:
For more information on these changes please click here
Click here to view a summary of the Sport Review