About State

Surfing NSW, established in 1963, is the largest and longest running of the recognised state bodies for the sport of surfing in Australia.

To inspire all New South Wales residents to engage in the sport of surfing as a lifestyle, recreation or career pathway; therefore further enhancing their life to become happier and healthier.

To be the nations peak body for surfing by creating a sustainable organisation that facilitates and communicates the surfing pathway and sport as a whole through; quality events, education, development and performance programs that promote the healthy iconic Australian lifestyle.

• Health, Enjoyment & Passion
• Participation & Inclusivity
• Accountability & Safety through all operations
• Communication & Consistency 

Surfing NSW, in conjunction with its 9 Regional Associations, is responsible for managing events across the state from grassroots level events through to international professional events such as the Vissla NSW Pro Surf Series (WSL QS1000 road trip series), WSL World Junior Championships, Port Stephens NSW Toyota Pro (Womens QS6000 and Mens QS1000) and the Vissla Sydney Surf Pro (Mens and Womens WSL QS6000).

Surfing NSW has over 110 affiliated boardrider clubs and over 45 licensed surf schools, operating from Kingscliff in the north of the state to Tathra in the south.

Surfing NSW is proud to now manage all disciplines of surfing including; shortboard, longboard, bodyboard, kneeboard and stand up paddleboard. The cohesion of all disciplines is an important goal for Surfing NSW's strategic direction.

Surfing NSW encourages all members, boardrider clubs, coaches and judges to visit the play by the rules website here www.playbytherules.net.au. The website provides information, resources, tools and free online training to increase the capacity and capability of administrators, coaches, officials, players and spectators to assist you in preventing and dealing with discrimination, harassment and child safety issues in sport.