Welcome To Our Lifesaving Sport Section

Here you will find information on surf lifesaving sport and all our clubs up and coming competitions. 
Just check out the competition calendar to find what's coming up. 

What is Surf Life Saving Sport ?

Surf Lifesaving is multi-disciplined sport and has grown in scale in the uk due to the number of Surf Life Saving Clubs.
Life Savers from all different clubs compete to test their fitness, surf / beach skills in local, regional and national competitions.

Surf Life Saving sport is primarily intended to help and encourage lifesavers to develop and maintain the both the physical and mental skills needed to save lives but is also a great way to just stay fit and have fun.

Every year Surf Lie Saving GB host national competitions in the pool, on the beach and in the surf for the below categories. 

  • Masters (30+ years)
  • Youth (13-19 years)
  • Nippers (7-13 year)
  • Open 
Click here to see all SLSGB upcoming events.


Surf Life Saving Events

 
  • Surf Swim
 

 
 
  • Board 
From the beach (standing start) each competitor enters the water with their board, paddles around all buoys and returns to the beach. The winner is judged by the first competitor to cross the finish line on their feet and in contact with their board.
 
  • Ski
From a floating start, competitors paddle their surf ski around three buoys and return to the finish line. The finish is judged when any part of the surf ski crosses the finish line with the competitor and their paddle all in contact. 
 
  • Oceanman / Women
  
 
  • Beach Sprints
Competitors race on a straight sand course of approximately 70 - 90metres to the finishing line. 

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  • Beach Flags
Competitors start lying on their stomach facing away from a baton/s buried in the sand approximately 15 - 20metres away. There is always less batons than competitors. On the starting gun, competitors rise, turn and race to secure a baton. The competitor(s) who fail to obtain a baton are eliminated. The process repeats until there is a single winner.


 


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  • Board Rescue
  
 
  • Tube Rescue
  
 
  • Tube Rescue
  
 
  • Double Ski
From a floating start, competitors (two per ski) paddle their ski around three buoys and return to the finish line. The finish is judged when any part of the ski crosses the finish line with both team members and at least one paddle in contact with the ski. 
 
  • Board Relay
  
 
  • Ski Relay
  
 
  • Taplin Relay
  
 
  • Beach Relay
Teams of 4 competitors race on a straight sand course of approximately 70 - 90metres with a baton, running one lap each. The final runner of a team over the finish line wins.

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