Sport forms a vast and historic component of who we are as a club. From nippers to elite athletes, to masters, all of our members have the opportunity to participate in surf sports training and competitions. The motivating factor is to improve fitness and core lifesaving skills to keep our beach safe. There are many disciplines from swimming events to board or ski paddling and beach sprints and beach flags events. Off the beach, surf lifesavers hone their swimming skills in the pool and participate in pool rescue competitions.

Our program is both nationally and internationally recognised for delivering high performance athletes and fit highly capable lifesavers. Our athletes perform across all disciplines – including surf and beach events, surf boat and IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boats).

The coaching program caters for beginner, intermediate, advanced and elite, our international team member athletes from Australia and New Zealand. Our competition successes are testament to the quality of the coaching available to our members and we would love you to be a part of it.

For those children aged 10-13 who wish to improve their surf skills and be more competitive, there is a coaching program available 3 days a week. The Surf Life Saving Queensland Youth Championships are held in Feb/March and is the pinnacle event each season for this age group.

Our surf sports program is designed to cater for all members of the Club across all age groups, levels of competency and disciplines. It helps athletes achieve their individual social and competitive needs. The program also provides pathways for all members to become coaches and team managers.

The program is designed to be progressive throughout the weekly cycles and will flow from season to season, with the focus on fostering the growth and development of the athletes involved in the program both competitively and socially. Sequential skill development, pathway identification and tracking is critical and our coach monitoring tools are also vital in establishing the foundation for accountability and engagement with the end result being performance and athlete satisfaction.

The coaching program covers annual training cycles focusing towards the Australian Surf Life Saving Titles in April each season and longer term, the World Surf Life Saving Championships held every 2 years. During the winter months the coaching focus is also directed at swim fitness, skill development and pool rescue practice in the swimming pool culminating with the Australian Pool Rescue Championships in August and World Championships in September .

The overall structure of the program is developed to cater for all Surf Sports competitors within our club from Nippers through to Masters.

The program is specifically designed with a four level split of ability broken down into the categories of:

  1. Beginner – Level 1.
  2. Intermediate – level 2.
  3. Advanced – level 3.
  4. Elite – Level 4.


While incorporating the seven major surf sports disciplines of:

  1. Board Paddling
  2. Ski Paddling
  3. Iron Person
  4. Swim Events (Beach)
  5. Pool Rescue Events
  6. Surf Rescue
  7. Beach Sprint & Beach Flags
  8. Board Riding
  9. Surf Boat
  10. IRB