Coolum Beach SLSC

Surf Sports

Surf Sports is an integral part of the culture at the club. We have competitive teams in beach events, water events, surf board riding, surf-boats, IRB, surf rescue competitions and march past events. Getting involved in surf sports is a great way to enhance your lifesaving skills, maintain health and fitness and make lifelong friends.

All surf sports related events at the club are coordinated by the Surf Sports Officer who has a number of area captains and team managers as part of the team to help coordinate the various disciplines.

Members are encouraged to first compete at the Club Championships prior to competing at Branch, State and National level.

Members who wish to compete in carnivals must be active, proficient and financial members of the club and must also have satisfied their patrol obligations as defined by Surf Life Saving Queensland.

To be eligible to compete, a member must have completed their allocated patrols and have documented 25 patrol hours within the calendar year from the 1st January to the 31st December. This requirement is less for Reserve Active and Long Service patrolling members, please contact surfsports@coolumsurfclub.com.au if you require any clarification.

As per SLSA guidelines, members who do not complete the minimum required patrol hours during this period will not be eligible for competition rights and any subsidies and club benefits may be reviewed.

Surf Sports Competition

Competition is available in Surf Life saving in the following areas;

  • Beach and Water Events (eg Surf Race, Rescue Tube, Paddle Board, Ski, Sprints, Flags, Ironman, etc.)
  • Patrol Surf Rescue
  • Still Water Pool Rescue
  • Surf Boat Rowing
  • IRB Racing
  • Surf Board Riding
  • R and R (Rescue & Resuscitation)
  • First-Aid, Patrol Competition and Champion Lifesaver
  • March Past

Club Cap and Team Uniform

As a competitor for Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club, it is a requirement that you compete under our ‘club colours’ and wear the club cap during all competition events.

Surf Sports team uniforms are decided at the commencement of each season and will be provided to competitors by the Surf Sports Officer.

If you are interested in joining the many members who enjoy competing in Junior, Open and Masters categories, please contact the surfsports@coolumsurfclub.com.au.

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