Surf Sports Overview

Surf Sports is one of the core components of the surf lifesaving movement. Nobby’s Beach SLSC provides our Juniors, Seniors and Masters with the opportunities to take part in surf sports training over a range of different disciplines to instill, nurture and improve the skills required to compete under the Nobby’s Beach SLSC cap at competition carnivals.

Surf Sport disciplines include swimming, craft (board and ski paddling) and beach events as well as surf rescue events, pool rescue events, surf board riding, surf boat racing and IRB racing. Whatever the discipline, surf sports competition provides an opportunity for members to be active, healthy and improve their fitness whilst also improving core lifesaving skills vital to the keeping Nobby’s Beach safe for all those who visit.


Although participating in competitions is not a requirement to be able to train in the Nobby’s Beach SLSC surf sports squad, surf sports competitions (carnivals) are a great way for competitors to test their skills and ability. Carnivals generally take place on weekends throughout the season. Competitors represent Nobby’s Beach SLSC at these carnivals and compete against other surf clubs in the branch, state or nation in a variety of individual and team events.


For Nobby’s Beach SLSC members to compete in carnivals, the club will have to supply one or more accredited surf sports officials and in some instances qualified first aid personnel. If we do not supply the required amount of officials, we cannot compete!

For junior carnivals specifically, each age group should aim to have at least one accredited surf sports official. This allows the club to ‘share the load’ and ensure sustainability into the future. Introductory official’s courses are run periodically throughout the season by the South Coast Branch and SLSQ. To become an official please contact administration. In addition to officials, the club requires assistance in carnival logistics such as transporting boards, equipment and putting up shade tents.


Surf Sports Committee
The Club's surf sports operations are managed by the Surf Sports Committee which is responsible for planning and coordinating surf sports operations and making recommendations to the Management Committee relating to surf sports.

  • Surf Sports Officer - John Buckley (chair)
  • Deputy Director of Surf Sports - Steve Hannan
  • Club Team Manager -
    • U8 - U10 Team Manager - Yvette Paget
    • U11 - U14 Team Manager - Tatum Wilson
    • Youth Team Manager -
    • Opens Team Manager -
    • Masters Team Manager -
  • Board & Ski Officer - Daniel Buckley
  • Surf Boat Officer - Stephen Carr
  • Head Coach/Coaching Coordinator - Nick Marshall
    • Assistant Water Coach - Daniel Homer
    • Beach Coach - Murdoch Finch
  • Surf Sport Advisors - Matt Roser, Fiona McLarty, Ian Murphy
  • Surf Sport Assistants - Darren Sessarago