Surf Sports has a long and proud history within Surf Life Saving. The Surf Sports aspect of Surf Life Saving plays a significant role in ensuring that our members have the ability and passion to meet the changing environment within which we deliver our essential lifesaving service.
With competition offered to all age levels up to Masters (over 30), our program is for every one of all ages and all fitness levels. We are an inclusive club and encourage everyone to ‘have a go’; participation can be social or competitive, depending on your level of interest.
There are opportunities to compete in numerous disciplines such as Beach, Water, Surf Boat, Life Saving and IRB events, which suit everyone with a reasonable level of fitness. Whether you love racing against your club mates or aspire to represent team ‘Palmy’ at local, state or national level, we encourage you to get out and enjoy this summer of surf sport.
COMPETITION CALENDAR – 2021/22
Carnival dates for the 2021/22 season. Please note, some dates may change slightly once SLSQ release their carnival calendar.
Carnival information and entry links will be added once carnival opens. For more information, please contact the Club Administrator during office hours.
Entry fee for most carnivals are covered through SLSC membership, pending adherence to the Competitor Policy which can be found on our Policies and Guidelines webpage, and entries being submitted on time. Any late fees (subject to entries being accepted by the club) will be borne by the competitor. Our aim is not to incur any late fees.
Competitor Levy: To make life simpler for everyone competing and paying carnival fees, our Club has brought in an annual competitor levy for this carnival season rather than individual carnival payments (Championship events excluded). The fee is $30 per individual or $60 per family payable through your membership portal – see these instructions for how to pay your Competitor Levy.
# Carnival entry fee not covered by Palm Beach Surf Club. Please refer to Competitor Policy for payment process.
PBQ Entry Nominations Closing dates: in order to give our Carnival Coordinators time to process and submit entries on behalf of our club, our entries deadlines are earlier than those listed in the event circulars. Members are to disregard all entry deadlines other than those listed in the table below. The ‘Additional Entries’ deadline provided in the circular does not apply.
Final Carnival Communications: for entered competitors, final carnival info is sent to all participants on the Thursday prior to each event being held. Please keep an eye out for it in your email inboxes!
|Month||Date||Event – Event Circular||Age Group||Location||PBQ Entry Nominations Closing Date||Carnival Nominations|
|September||18||Qld Endurance Champs||U9-U17||Gold Coast||Event Ended||QLD ENDURANCE CHAMPS|
|October||16||# QLD Beach Series||U11-Open||Mooloolaba||Event Ended||Qld Beach Series Rnd 1|
|October||24||U8-U10 Teams Carnival||U8-U10||Pacific||Event Ended||U8-U10 TEAMS|
|October||31||PDB Masters||30+||Palm Beach||Event Ended||PDB MASTERS|
|November||6 & 7||GCCC Titles||U11-U15||North Kirra||Event Ended||GOLD COAST CITY TITLES|
|November||13 & 14||# Coolangatta Gold||Coolangatta||Event Ended||Enter Here|
|November||20||Oceans 38 Round 1||U15-Open||Tugun||Event Ended||OCEANS 38 #1|
|November||21||Little Dudes||U8-U10||Kirra||Event Ended||LITTLE DUDES|
|November||27 & 28||Interbranch||U13-U17||Sunshine Coast||Event Ended||Must be selected by PDB|
|December||4||Oceans 38 Round 2||U15-Open||Tallebudgera||Event Ended||OCEANS 38 #2|
|December||18||# QLD Beach Series||U11-Open||Kurrawa||Event Ended||Qld Beach Series Rnd 2|
|January||8||Oceans 38 Round 3||U15-Open||Tallebudgera||Event Ended||OCEANS 38 #3|
|January||8||# QLD Beach Series||U11-Open||Mooloolaba||Event Ended||Qld Beach Series Rnd 3|
|January||14 & 15||Surf Rescue Champs||U14-Masters||Bilinga||Event Ended|
|February||5 & 6||PDB Youth Champs||U11-U14||North Kirra||Closed||PDB YOUTH CHAMPS|
|February||12 & 13||SLSQ Surf Rescue Champs||U14 – Masters||TBC||Closed||Must qualify at PDB Champs|
|February||18 & 19||PDB Senior Champs||U15-Masters||Change of venue to Currumbin||3 Feb 2022||PDB SENIOR BRANCH|
|February||20||PDB U8-U10 Champs||U8-U10||Change of venue to Bilinga||5 February 2022||PDB U8-U10 CHAMPS|
|February||25 – 27||Qld State Youth Champs||U11-U15||Alex Headlands||9 February 2022||STATE YOUTH CHAMPS|
|March||4 – 6||Qld State Champs||U17-Masters||Alex Headlands||9 February 2022||STATE SENIORS CHAMPS|
|April||2 – 3||Aussies Youth Champs
Event changes circular
|U14 & U15||Kurrawa SLSC||Not yet open||Aussies 2022 – Youth – Expression of Interest
(All entries subject to Club approval)
|April||4 – 5||Aussie Masters Champs||Masters||Kurrawa SLSC||18 February 2022||Aussies 2022 Masters & Seniors|
|April||6 – 10||Aussie Senior Champs||U17 – Open||Kurrawa SLSC||18 February 2022||Aussies 2022 Masters & Seniors|