Surf lifesaving competition at Youth and Senior level is an integral part of Ocean Grove's overall success as a surf club.

Competitions are conducted by across a wide range of ages commencing from under eight years to seventy years and over and may include competition in single or multiple areas involving pool, ocean, lifesaving, boat, craft, swimming, and beach events or multiple discipline events.

Surf carnival and club championship competition forms an integral part of Ocean Grove’s surf lifesaving activities. Active members can compete at club, State and National level in numerous events spanning the board and ski, beach and water sections of competition. ‘Youth’ are aged 13 and 14 and ‘Seniors’ are aged 15+. Nippers (13 years old and younger) also have their own scope of competition at the three levels.

Surf lifesaving competition was originally designed to promote and maintain the surf rescue skills of its members. Although some forms of competition equipment no longer relate directly to surf patrols (e.g. surf boat, ski, and reel, line and belt); the skills, fitness and preparedness for rescue they develop are of vital importance for the ‘real’ business of saving lives on the beach. OGSLSC offers multiple training sessions per week during the main season October to April.

Ocean Grove has won the State Championships in 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021.   (2020 not held)

The Club is also well represented in Masters (over 35s) at both State, winning the 2003 State Masters championships and in recent years fielding teams in excess of 30 competitors, men and women, to make top 4 on successive occasions.

Surf lifesaving competition is an integral part of Ocean Grove’s overall success as a surf club.


training overview

Training is dictated by ocean conditions and the needs of the team. Non-swimming training is normally at Ocean Grove Main Beach but does change. Regular locations are Ocean Grove Main Beach, RAAFs beach and the Barwon River.

Pool training is at Kardinia Pool throughout the year.

Updates and changes are managed via Team App so we recommend that you sign up for full details, or contact Kate McIntyre, Competition Manager


Regular sessions during main season, October to April:

Board Training 5pm

Pool Swim 5.30am   /   Ski Training 5pm

Board Training 5pm   /   Williamstown based training 5.30pm

Pool Swim 5.30am   /   Ski Training 5pm

No Training

Iron Training 8am


Season Information

Carnival Fees:  We require members to pay for carnival entries up front, once you decide to enter.

Members who do not pay upfront will not be entered.


– Standard carnivals $37
– State Championships (including Enduros and Lorne Masters) $57
– Aussies – Early Bird $TBC

– Aussies – Regular entries $TBC


Enduros U12+ 13 November

Mt Martha Senior 20 November

Jan Juc Senior 27 November

Altona Beach U9+ 28 November

Ocean Grove Senior 4 December

Mornington Senior 12 December

 Anglesea Senior 16 January

Lorne Masters 12-13 January

Lorne Senior 13 February

Warrnambool Senior Champs 11-13 March

Aussies Perth 2-10 April




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 memberss.
Every donation you give saves countless lives.




Ocean Grove has a long history of regular commitment to competition at the three levels. The club’s investment in its youth has paid enormous dividends with the club winning the Senior Victorian State Championships consecutively from 2000 to 2010, and again in 2012 and, most recently, in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2021 (2020 not held due to covid). The seniors wins are even more impressive when you consider that the Club rarely has competitors in the surf boat section. The club has also been named the Lifesaving Victoria Aquatic Sports Club of the in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.


We are also very proud of our homegrown ironwoman, Harriet Brown, currently Australian and World Board Champion, and ranked No 2 in last year’s professional Nutrigrain Ironwoman Series. Harriet began her career as a nipper at Ocean Grove in U8s and competed for the club until she moved to the Gold Coast as an Open competitor at age 19. Harriet is a great example of how far our competitors can go in this sport!



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