Elite Athletes

Surf Sports competition offers our volunteers the chance to test their skills and fitness against the very best lifesavers from around the country at various local, interstate and world carnivals. Surf Sports incorporates incorporates several different events based on the skills required on the job as a surf life saver from beach sprints to surf boats, boards, skis and ocean swimming. There is even an event that incorporates resuscitation and first aid.

Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club has numerous Branch, State, National and World Champions in our ranks and enjoys an enviable reputation as a force to be reckoned with in Surf Sports. The Club offers professional coaching to our members at all skill levels, whether you just want to keep fit or if you are training for competition. Our Junior Development program is helping our next generation of athletes develop to their full potential.

Ironman/Craft Events

Surf SportsSurf Ironman Events are the ultimate test of strength, stamina and fitness in surf lifesaving. The Multisport event combines ski, board and swimming to create lengthy and gruelling course. Events such as the Kelloggs Nutri-Grain Surf Ironman Series have brought Ironmen to the forefront of Surf Sports and have ensured the popularity of this sport has grown over the years.

Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club is home to a number of elite Surf Sport Champions including some of the best Ironmen in the world. Two time Coolangatta Gold Winner Ali Day, Matt Poole, Josh Minogue, Matt Bevilacqua, Cam Cole and Amy Nurthen all call Mooloolaba home. Our athletes train under Michael King who has dedicated his life to the sport and produced many star athletes.

Beach Events

10154012_675984275797713_1469468029_nBeach Events include beach sprints and long distance runs as well as the famous flags event and relays.  Our Beach Events Team is under the watchful eyes of Beach Coach Peter Roodveldt who is producing some world class champions on the sand. Young gun beach competitors Jason Gough and Nicole Kay have been selected  for the Youth Australian Surf Life Saving Team to compete at the World Titles in France later in the year.

Surf Boat Crews

IMG_3447At Surf Life Saving’s inception, Surf Boats were used as a means to pluck troubled swimmers from the water. While rescue methods have changed significantly over the years, Boaties still train to get the huge wooden boats out through the big surf break and back to shore again as quickly as possible. Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club has a number of champion boat crews including the Open Females who have achieved State, Australian and World Titles in the space of 2 seasons.

Rescue Events

Rescue Events test lifesavers through simulating real life patrol situations in a competitive environment. It consists of a Patrol Competition which assesses a team on ‘patrol’, Champion Surf Life Saver which looks at the competitors individually and first aid skills. Rescue Events will see the teams rescue a patients and revive them under different circumstances.


AN0E1876IRB’s (Inflatable Rescue Boat) is competition that showcases the skills and abilities of drivers and crew people in a race and time exposed situation.  IRB racing is renowned for the thrills and spills that a single mistake can cause. There are multiple events in which a crew can compete, with each event being a simulation of a rescue situation and then transferred to a competitive environment.

 Interested in Joining Us?

If you would like to try your hand at any of these Surf Sports Events, you will first need to Join Us! Every athlete must have a minimum qualification of either a Surf Rescue Certificate (Juniors) or a Bronze Medallion and must meet the patrol hour requirements according to their membership category to compete. Find out more about membership on our website or call us on 5444 1150.