A key part of surf life saving is the competitive sport which evolved from the training activities of lifesavers at Australian and New Zealand surf beaches.
Surf life saving clubs regularly hold surf carnivals where clubs compete with each other in a range of beach and rescue-oriented events including combined swimming and running, surf ski and surf boat races. The youth arm of the clubs is known as Nippers, and holds similar events.
The various events involve elements of surf swimming, board riding, sand running, mock rescues using rowed surf boats, and paddling special kayak-like surf skis. Some events are for individuals, but many are team events.
Below are the current seasons Competitons and this list will be added to as more information is made available for Surf Life Saving SA. If you are a Henley financial, competitive member then please register for competitions using the system below.