Surf Boats

Somerton SLSC Surf Boat Crews

Somerton SLSC has a proud history in surfboat competition, with success at a local, State, National and World level. The surf boat section is an integral part of Somerton’s lifesaving and competition teams and we have seen an increase in surf boat teams for the upcoming season.

Our surf boat competitors race in a number of categories in Under 19, Under 23, Reserve, Masters and Open in both male and female. This season the surf boat section is aiming to compete at all state carnivals plus the Australian Surf Rowers League Open, have representation in the Interstates, have at least one crew head to Manly for the ASRL National Short Course Championships in January and also have a number of crews head to Aussies.


Recent Successes

Some success in the past 12 months includes:

  • 2016 State Champions – Open Men and Under 19 Men
  • 2016 World Championships – Masters 200+
  • 2016 World Bronze Medal – Reserve Grade
  • Five members chosen in Tier 2 of the Surf Life Saving SA High Performance Academy (the first Somerton members to ever be selected)

How to be Involved

The boat section is always looking for new members. If you want to be part of the surfboat competition team and the lifesaving community please contact Adam Betterman (Boat Captain) via email or come down to the club any weeknight from 4:30pm – 6:30pm and you will find the boaties either in the gym or on the water, any current rower or sweep will be more than happy to help you!

Our Sponsors

Without the generous support of our sponsors the boat section would not have the calibre of equipment it has to compete at the highest level. The boat section would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters for their assistance:

  • Stonecraft
  • Connex Solutions
  • Robin Johnson Engineering
  • Big W
  • Automasters
  • Brighton Foodland
  • Inca Constructions
  • Team Navy
  • Surf Life Saving SA