Put your Skills & Fitness to the Test. Surf sports competition offers every member the chance to test their skills and fitness against the very best lifesavers from around the country at local, state and interstate carnivals.
To compete at Surf Sports carnivals whether beach, water or multi-discipline events every athlete must have the minimum qualification of a proficient Bronze Medallion (Surf Rescue Certificate for U15 competitors) and must meet the patrol hour requirements and patrol team obligations of their membership category. View the club handbookfor details of eligibility.
Henley Surf Life Saving Club is proud to have a number of champions that call our Club home.
We continually strive to provide the best possible training and development for all levels of athletic ability and commitment. To this end the Club offers coaching in a variety of disciplines and all members are encouraged to participate.
We offer training for all members in any area they wish to compete. All training times and coordinators are listed on our Surf Sports Information document. You can also check out the Surf Sports noticeboard near the change rooms at the club.
The surfboat is an oar-driven boat designed to enter the ocean from the beach in heavy surf or severe waves. Surf rowing at Henley is fun and competitive. The club has been experiencing a surge of interest in the sport and as a result has achieved the enviable status of having strong crews of men and women across all competitive divisions. Traditionally a male-dominated sport, the Australian Surf Rowers League (ASRL) have just released two new female divisions to represent the growing number of females entering the sport. The 2016/17 Competition Divisions will now include:
~ Open Men
~ Open Women
~ Reserve Men
~ Reserve Women
~ U23 Men
~ U23 Women
~ U19 Men
~ U19 Women
~ Masters (30+) Men
~ Masters (30+) Women
Henley is associated with Australian Surf Rowers League of SA
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.