Surf Sports

Welcome to the Surf Sports section of the Surf Life Saving NSW website. Here you will find information relating to the various aspects of Surf Sports within New South Wales.

Surf Sports has a long and proud history within Surf Life Saving. The Surf Sports aspect of Surf Life Saving plays a significant role in ensuring that our members have the ability and passion to meet the changing environment within which we deliver our essential lifesaving service.

In this section:

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Whether you love racing against your club mates or aspire to be a part of a NSW representative team or even an Australian team in future years, we encourage you to get out and enjoy this summer of surf sport.

See you on the beach!

For any questions or support please contact the Surf Sports Team at SLSNSW on 02 9471 8000.

Surf Hazard Rating (SHR) model

During the competition seasons 2013/14 to 2014/15 the Surf Hazard Rating model, was successfully piloted and trialled in surfboat competition as it relates to the wearing of helmets. This research has resulted in SLSA officially introducing a safety helmet policy into surfboat competition using the SHR model at the commencement of the 2015/16 season.

This season the SHR model will be used to gather incident data which will be used to determine threshold values for which the wearing of approved PPE in craft competition will be required.

Download the Criteria for TSO's & Data Recorders here

The Surf Hazard Rating document outlines the two workshops SLSA will be holding along with the carnivals where TSO's are needed.

For further information please contact:

Barbara Brighton
Research Coordinator
Surf Life Saving Australia
Ph: +61 (2) 9215 8143| F: +61 (2) 9215 8180

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