somerton-boats-3Somerton SLSC has a proud history in surfboat competition, with success at a local, State, National and World level. The surf boat team 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 – Under 19, Under 23, Reserve, Masters and Open in both male and female.

Recent Successes

Some successes include:

  • 2018-19 Premier Surf Boat Club in South Australia (two years in a row)
  • 2017 ASRL SA Most Improved Club
  • 2017 State Champions – Under 23 Men and Reserve Men
  • 2017 Interstate Representatives – Under 23 Men and Open Men
  • 2017 Silver Medal ASRL National Short Course Championships
  • Four junior crews competed at the 2017 State Championships, the most from any club
  • 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 Michael Whitford (Boat Captain) via email: phantomcroc1@gmail.com

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
  • SA Premium Concrete
  • Robin Johnson Engineering
  • Big W
  • Automasters
  • Brighton Foodland
  • Inca Constructions
  • Team Navy
  • ASRL SA
  • Surf Life Saving SA