Surf Sports

Surf Sports Information

Coogee Beach Surf Life Saving Club runs a nippers program to introduce children to Surf Life Saving, the beach, rescue methods, surf sports and a range of other valuable life skills.  These activities start from age 5 and as the children develop a love for surf sports they are offered the opportunity to compete at SLSWA carnivals.

The Coogee Beach Surf Sports Department has achieved some improving performances and results over the past few seasons; this has resulted in the club becoming an identifiable and competitive group within the SLSWA competition areas. This own is testament to the Age Group Managers, Coaches, volunteers and competitors of CBSLSC implementing some strategic and discipline specific training within their age groups and chosen fields of competition.   As a club we endeavor to nurture and support our athletes and with the guidance of our Surf Sports Policy offer many member benefits such as Travel Subsidies and allocation of craft.

Surf Sports Disciplines

Surf Sports Disciplines Surf Sports showcase the skills and physical abilities required to save a life. Disciplines vary from the famous Iron Man events to theory based First Aid events, and welcome male and female competitors in categories from Under 9 to 70+. Coogee Beach and SLSWA have the ability to compete in the following disciplines

  • Beach Events
  • Ocean/Water Events
  • Multi Discipline Events
  • Reel Events
  • Inflatable Rescue Boat Events
  • Lifesaving Events
  • Pool Recue
  • Surf Board Riding
  • Surf Boats

Please click on the below link (courtesy of SLSSA) to obtain further information on the specific events for each of the above disciplines, these are aligned with the SLSA Competition Manual.

Surf Sports Disciplines


A special day is conducted at the end of the season and points are awarded to Masters, Seniors, Youth and Junior Members based on performance and rewards offered for success. Focus is on skill, and participation during the day’s competition.


During the season, there are several inter-club Surf Carnivals planned with other clubs for Masters, Seniors, and Juniors. The Masters and Senior Carnivals are very competitive and based upon testing skills required for core lifesaving activities, and competitive teamwork. The Junior Carnivals are fun events where participation and having a go are key components while testing the level of skills attained at Club level. The Club Surf Sports program will support any member, or members, who wish to take part in any inter-club carnival. Click here for Surf Sports information.


National Championships

This is the highest level of competition in which the club takes part at the end of the season. Coogee Beach promotes member and Club participation at both levels of Championship.


Becoming an Official is a great way to be in the thick of the action and have a front row seat to watch your children compete.

It is also a mandatory requirement by Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) who are responsible for the running of the carnivals that every club is able to provide qualified officials to assist in the running of carnivals. Referenced on the last page is a link to a SLSWA document outlining the guidelines to Little Nipper and Nipper Carnivals for your reference.

How to become an Official

Click on the documents below to read how you can become an Official for the Club.

How to become an Official - Find out More

Core Official User Guide and FAQ Sheet

Technical Official User Guide and FAQ Sheet