surf sport

Friday evenings plus other available sessions, November to February. Equips children with competition qualifications in a fun environment.

The Surf Sports Program has been specifically designed to cater for participants wishing to take Nippers further beyond the Core Nipper program to specifically hone their skills for competition.

 In the training sessions there will be a greater focus on refining skills and developing endurance and fitness to support their participation in competition events. 

While it is not essential that Nippers participating in this aspect of the program to compete in carnivals, Nippers need to be aware that this is the focus of the program and that in Surf Sport sessions, Nippers will be supported and encouraged to challenge themselves in groups structured to support their specific needs and abilities.  

Nippers do not have to attend all sessions. 

Training overview

The main aims of the Surf Sports Program are to: 

  • Further refine key skills 
  • Develop competition skills 
  • Develop surf sport confidence in the water 
  • Develop surf sport fitness and speed 

Surf Sport Introduction

When: Friday night training (5:30-6:30pm) 

Friday night training is the first step into surf sport training building on Nippers core skills.  The Friday night sessions will work through all disciplines with a focus on refining skills, confidence and building fitness in the surf and on the beach.   

 Surf Sports – Performance training 

When: Tuesday night (6:00-7:00pm) 

The Tuesday night Performance Training is a targeted training session that is for U11-U13 Nippers wishing to refine their surf sport skills, fitness and speed.  This session is focused on getting Nippers to peak readiness for competition.  A key element of these sessions will be drills and activities that work towards the Iron event.  Nippers need to have a high degree of proficiency and a desire to further progress in surf sports.  

 Surf Sports – Beach training  

When: Wednesday night (Tentative, TBC) 

The Wednesday night beach training is a flexible session that is delivered at the Beach or local sports reserves.  The focus of the session is on building running skills and technique and an element of running fitness.  Beach sessions will normally start later in the season pending meeting minimum resourcing requirements.  Keep an eye out for further details. 

 Surf Sports – Board training 

When: Wednesday night (Tentative, TBC) 

The Wednesday night Board training is a flexible session delivered at the Barwon River or at the beach.  The focus of the session is on building Board skills and technique and an element of Board fitness.  Board sessions will normally start later in the season pending meeting minimum resourcing requirements.  Keep an eye out for further details. 

The training season runs from early November to end of February.

Day to day communication about sessions is via Stack Team App. 


 Fees and charges

Those who choose to participate in the Sunday Core or Surf Sport will pay a $50 levy for the season, which goes towards maintenance of Nipper trailer, marquees, etc.  Levy can be paid via your Members Area. 

The Summer Intensive Surf Ed Program is fully covered under family membership.

Entry to Junior Carnivals in 2023/24 was $37 (incl. $2 admin fee to club). Junior States $57. 2024/25 carnival fees haven’t yet been finalised. Fees must be paid upfront via your Members Area, when RSVPing to the carnival.




There are usually six junior carnivals per season.

Carnival Calendar 2023/24

LSV Sports


Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club receives donations from locals and visitors alike, to continue to maintain a safe beach environment for swimmers, surfers and beach goers.   With these vital donations we are able to continue to offer our community services, water safety and education programs and provide facilities for our community and members.
Every donation you give saves lives.




9AM - 5PM

Please note, outside of these hours the phone may be answered by volunteers, who may not be able to assist with all enquiries.

Contact US


(03) 5255 1382



Street address: 26-30 Surf Beach Road, Ocean Grove VIC 3226

Postal address (for listing on Working with Children Card): PO Box 486 Ocean Grove VIC 3226