FASSSt Competition

Friday Arvo Social Surf SporT is back on! 

Each Friday different Surf Sport events will be offered

Warm Up at 5.30pm at Casuarina Beach

Please come down and have some fun!

Board & Surf Ski Events

The board and surf ski events are two ‘craft’ surf lifesaving events. These involve paddling a fiberglass board or ski from the beach, through the break and around a defined course and back to shore to cross the finish line. Up to sixteen competitors or teams compete in a single heat, with several heats, semi-finals and finals conducted during a carnival.

There are many variations of board and ski events, including male or female, mixed, single or double and a multitude of relays, outlined below. You must be 16 years of age or older to com­pete in ski events but you can be any age to compete in board events.

Board Race

This is an individual event where competitors paddle a board around a course approximately 250m. Divisions include Men and Women in Open, U19, U17, U15 and Masters categories.

Board Relay

This is a team event of three pad­dlers each com­plet­ing the board course of approx­i­mately 250m. Each team mem­ber in the first and sec­ond legs of the relay tags the next per­son in their team when return­ing to the beach. The third team mem­ber crosses the fin­ish line. Divi­sions include Men and Women in Open, U19, U17, U15 and Mas­ters categories.

Board Res­cue

Each team has two mem­bers – one swim­mer and one board pad­dler. The swim­mer or ‘patient’ swims to a buoy where they raise their hand to sig­nal to their board pad­dler team mate to res­cue them. When the board pad­dler reaches their swim­mer the swim­mer climbs onto the board and both com­peti­tors pad­dle the board back to the beach. Divi­sions include Men and Women in Open, U19, U17, U15 and Mas­ters categories.

Ski Race

Indi­vid­ual com­peti­tors pad­dle a ski around a course of at least 300m from knee-deep water. Dou­ble ski com­peti­tors pad­dle approx­i­mately 50m fur­ther. Divi­sions for the sin­gle and dou­ble ski include Men's and Women's in Open, U19, U17 and Mas­ters. The dou­ble ski is also con­ducted as a mixed men and women event in the Open division.

Ski Relay

A team of three pad­dlers com­plete the ski course of at least 300m each. The first and sec­ond paddlers tag the next per­son in their team on return­ to the beach with the third person cross­ing the fin­ish line. Divi­sions for the ski relay include Open, U19 and Mas­ters. There is no dou­ble ski relay.