Beach Area

Running is a basic skill required for surf lifesaving and is also an exciting area of competition to get involved in. The beach sprint and beach relay events have been conducted at surf carnivals since the earliest days with both events making their debuts at the Australian titles in the 1919/20 season.

Beach events include:

  • beach sprint (90m)
  • beach relay (90m)
  • 2km run
  • beach flags (15m for Juniors/Masters, 20m for Open)

With the exception of the 2km run, all other events are conducted by way of knock out rounds, semi finals and ultimately a final.