Surf Sports Official Level 1

Officials monitor races and competitions to ensure that the rules are being followed. The officiating pathway follows a similar tiered structure to coaching:

  • Junior Official
  • Level 1 Official
  • Level 2 Official
  • Level 3 Official 

Surf Life Saving SA is proud to support beginner officials through our involvement in the Coloured Shirt Program and will run Level 1 courses throughout the season.

Each club is given an officials quota which determines how many officials are required to officiate at each carnival from Juniors, Seniors and Masters.

Being an Official

Roles on the beach include:

  • Technical Judges
  • Finish Judges
  • Marshall
  • Check Marshall
  • Starter
  • Check Starter

In order to be an official, you must first be a financial member of a surf lifesaving club and be a minimum of 16 years of age. 

Accreditation components: 

  • Attend Level 1 Surf Officials course
  • Successful completion of Participant Workbook (supplied at course)
  • Complete Practical Officiating under the supervision of accredited officials until deemed competent to be accredited. 

Please email our clubs Officials Co-ordinator, Linda Fox at if you are intereested in helping the club and your competitors, by officiating.