Surf Sports


Surf officials are the key to the effective running of all surf sports events. These volunteers help carnivals and State Championships to run in an organised and efficient way. There are many different tasks that are required to be completed at a carnival, such as marshalling competitors, starting races, recording results, setting the courses and more.

To be eligible to become an official, you are required to complete a Competition Officials course and they are conducted by Surf Life Saving WA. In order to be an official, you must first be a proficient and financial member of a surf lifesaving club and be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Prior to officiating you will need to complete either a Working With Children Check or a National Volunteer Police Check (depending on eligibility) if you are directly involved with Junior Carnivals or Senior Carnivals with members under the age of 18. Please refer to the SLSWA Member Screening Policy for further information.

Download the Member Screening policy

Upcoming Events and Courses

Next Level One Officials Course

  • Course 1: Sat 5 November 2016 9am-1pm Venue: SLSWA Head Office
  • Course 2: Sat 3 December 2016 9am-1pm Venue: SLSWA Head Office

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If you have any further questions on officials courses, please contact Ben Harvey at Surf Life Saving WA via email or on 08 9207 6666

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