Senior Officials choose to fulfill specific senior officiating roles and who work with athletes competing in state and/or national surf sport competition environments.

The Senior Official is also a mentor to other core and technical officials and can facilitate NOAS training workshops in their nominated roles.

Senior Officials roles may include:

  • Chief Judge
  • Referee
  • Area Referee
  • Sectional referee
  • Course supervisor


SLSA Performance Official

A group of officials who have been identified as leaders within their chosen field. These officials are talent identified as a part of either the NHP Program or as experts outside this particular program.

Each member of this group will be supported with an Individual Official Performance Plan (IOPP) which will facilitate SLSA’s high performance officials to be at the cutting edge of surf sport officiating at the highest level (national / international).

Each Performance Official will be required to attend a biennial Performance Officiating Workshop.