Surf Sports are an exciting part of the lifesaving movement and helps develop skills and fitness which can be used in performing rescues. Regularly throughout the season there are competitions (called carnivals) at which Tallebudgera lifesavers compete with keen enthusiasm.
Carnivals see people of all ages competing – from Nippers to Masters and ages in between. The surf sports season culminates in the titles – held at Branch, State and National levels.
There is a broad range of competitive activities available in surf sports, for example:
Every athlete must have a minimum qualification of either a Surf Rescue Certificate (Juniors) or a Bronze Medallion and must meet patrol hour requirements to compete at carnivals. In most cases this will be 25 hours.
Level 2 Surf Coach
10 years of Coaching Experience
Former Tasmanian State Representative
Completed the Coolangatta Gold in 2015
Matt is a former Professional Ironman who competed at the top level of the sport for 15 years. His achievements include winning the 2017 Nutri-Grain Ironman series, 2022 Shannon Eckstein Classic, and 2014 Molokai 2 Oahu Paddleboard World Championships.
Courtney is truly a legend of the sport and is the only female to have won the Coolangatta Gold on four occasions. She is also a three times Nutri grain Ironwoman Champion and a two times Australian Iron Woman Champion as well as winning over 20 Australian Gold Medals.
Beach Coach Tallebudgera Surf Club since 2020
SLS- Development Coach – Beach Events Elective
Community Coaching – General Principles – Sports Aus, Australian Sports Commission
Club Champion (Northcliffe SLSC) Flags & Sprints 1979 – 1987
Branch Champion (South Coast Branch) Flags & Sprints 1979 – 1987
QLD State Champion Flag & Sprints 1983 – 1987
Australian Champion Flag, Sprints & All Age Relay 1987