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PISBTW Surfing with the Boys Tour presented by Oakley - Mallacoota
Boys Surf Tour presented by Play it Safe by the Water is a program aimed at the young male
surfer who has passed through the learn to surf stage and who has their own equipment, i.e.
surfboard and wetsuit.
Base Boys Surf Tour is FREE and just above an introductory learn to surf class. All
participants are expected to be able to swim 200 meters and have the basic surfing skills of
being able to catch and ride an unbroken wave.
It is a skill development program that aims to help male surfers become more competent in
the open ocean environment and has as its goal the aim to help young surfers develop
strategies that will help them be safe in the open ocean environment and become better
The aim of the Boys Surf Tour is to use positive male role models and professional surf
coaches from Surfing Victoria to pass on their skills and knowledge to the next generation of
Target programs will be conducted both within and after school hours, and will be offered to
schools and board riding clubs from the Surfing Victoria networks.
The program will be a joint partnership between Surfing Victoria, Life Saving Victoria and
supported by the surfing industry.
In addition to the obvious surf safety outcomes the program will also be used to promote SV & LSV programs such as the Victorian School Surfing Titles, LSV School Surf League and the opportunities that exist for teachers and board riding club members to access professional development programs such as level 1 surf riding coaching and community surf bronze.
Please note. The emphasis in this program is to help young surfers make decisions that will
allow them to be safe in the surf so on any given day the program leaders will assess the
conditions to make sure it is appropriate for the activities planned. If in their opinion there is
risk involved, then the program will be adjusted accordingly.
General warm up
Talk on dangers and risk management for the session.
Negotiating the surf session
- To include getting through the shore break.
- Passing through the wave zone.
- Paddling and sitting their board.
- Returning to the beach through the wave zone.
Basic beach rescue.
- To include dangers that can occur when performing a rescue.
- How to help someone in trouble.
- Practical session where in partners they perform a rescue.
Surf skills and fun session with the role models and coaches.
Surfing time - a chance for all participants to just surf with the Surfing Vic team members and
get some hints from them in the water.
All activities will be conducted on a 1 leader / role model to 8 participant's ratio and all
participants must wear the branded rash vest that will provided for them for identification
Please Note. The program is a key component of the Victoria Governments water safety
initiative Play it safe by the Water and is a key element of Surfing Victoria's male participation
and indigenous surfing programs. These programs are also strongly supported by VicHealth.
Mallacoota - 930am at Bastion Point