Surf sports, and being active, is a major part of surf lifesaving and the lifestyle that surrounds it. Surf sports, in the surf lifesaving movement, are unique in that, unlike any other sport, their intent is to aid in developing the skills necessary to carry out Surf Life Saving’s core purpose, saving lives on our beaches.
The Cottesloe S.L.S.C. members are lucky to have one of the best stretches of coast in Western Australia to utilise for exercise and training. There are numerous options when it comes to getting started:
- Using the gym, change room and surrounding facilities
- Paddling a surf ski or a racing mal (a surfboard)
- Rowing a surf boat
- Beach sprints and flags
- Racing in the inflatable rescue boat (IRB or rubber ducky)
There are also a range of opportunities to compete over the course of the season:
- Club and social competitions are held at the club every Sunday from October to March
- State competition, culminating in the State Titles in February
- National competition, culminating in the National Titles in March
- Other events beyond surf lifesaving
Our members have access to a fully equipped gymnasium. Depending on your membership, you can access the gym via a fob key obtained from the club’s administration office.
Equipment is available in each of the disciplines.
Before competing, all competitors need to ensure that they are financial and have completed the required number of patrol hours to be able to compete in Club and State Championships. Active members are required to complete 16 hours of patrol time in the current season.
Individual surf clubs have a duty of care to provide a requisite number of people on an ongoing basis for weekly surf club activities as well as carnivals and championships.Clubs that do not meet the requirements for officials and water safety personnel, as determined by Surf Life Saving Western Australia (SLSWA), will be ineligible for competitions and championship attendance.
Each week junior members participate in different activities such as beach running and sprinting, beach flags, swimming, wadding, paddling and team events. Throughout the season members from the U11’s and older age groups can compete in an inter-club carnival, where they will get to travel to other surf clubs like Fremantle, North Cottesloe and Floreat. Toward the end of the season the Cottesloe SLSC holds a qualifying carnival so that members can compete for a chance to attend the Junior States Competition. The carnivals are a great experience for competition and camaraderie.
At 10.30am each Sunday we have our Cottesloe Club swim and we would like all junior members from Under 11’s and up to join as well as parents. The swim varies in length and a different course is set up every week. The club swim is a great way to finish off your club activities for the morning. Everyone is timed and is on a handicapped system.
BBQ Sunday Morning
Cottesloe SLSC hosts a BBQ each Sunday up at the club after junior activities. This gives members a chance to refuel and have a chat with other members. Parents are encouraged to help out with the bbq. Our Cott café is also open and serves some of Cottesloe’s finest hot drinks and cool drinks too.
Please contact us if you would like to get involved.