The SLSQ Secondary School Surf League Program has been designed to introduce students to surf life saving skills and competition.

The format of the league will challenge and enable students to test their abilities against themselves, the environment and students from other schools.

The Secondary School Surf League will encompass activities relating to surf swimming, beach sprints and flags, board paddling and rescue disciplines.



 The Secondary School Surf League is targeted at Secondary School students between the ages of 12 and 18 years old, and competition age groups will be as per the following:

  •  UNDER 13 (ie. 12 & 13 years) 
  • UNDER 15 (ie. 14 & 15 years) 
  • 16 YEARS & OVER

Ages will be determined as per the student’s age as at 31st December:

  •  A student aged 12-13 years(inclusive) at 31st December will be in the U13 age group
  • A student aged 14-15 years(inclusive) at 31st December will be in the U15 age group
  • A student aged 16 years or older at 31st December will be in the 16 & Over age group

Please Note: For individual events, competitors are only permitted to compete in one (1) competition age group.



The SLSQ Secondary School Surf League (Townsville or Mackay) will involve a single day of competition. This year, the Secondary School Surf League will be held in Townsville on 19th September 2019 on “The Strand” between McKinley St & Landsborough St (across the road from 104 The Strand, North Ward QLD 4810)



All Secondary Schools in (year 7 student as minimum) in Australia are eligible to compete, and entry is open to any student regardless of whether they are a surf life saving club member or not. 

All students competing in a ‘water’ event must be able to swim 200m in 5 minutes or less. This MUST be overseen and signed by a School Representative and each competitor’s pool swim time needs to be recorded on the Nomination Form.



If you are interested in competing, please mention this to your Schools Sports person who can get in touch with the Regional Team –

Event Manager: Miss Zoe Breitkreutz

Phone: (07) 4766 2212

Email: zbreitkreutz@lifesaving.com.au

Surf Life Saving Queensland  – Regional Development Officer 

North Barrier Branch