School Surfing

High School Surfing in NSW

School Surfing NSW (SSNSW) exists to support government and non-government schools in the provision of opportunities for students to undertake surfing within their school’s curriculum.

School Surfing NSW services the coastal fringe of NSW from Bega High School in the south to Tweed Heads High in the north.

The elite pathway of surfing in schools is detailed simply below: 

  • 7x regional school surfing titles run by school conveners in partnership with Surfing NSW 
  • 1x NSW School State Titles
  • 1x Australian School State Titles

Surfing NSW is developing the School Surfing regional and state titles to have more elements for 2016. 

Keep an eye on this page as well as the new website created purely for school surfing in NSW www.schoolsurfingnsw.com.au - this page will host all information including updates, event dates for 2016, how to enter and get involved in events, news and media. 2016 information will be confirmed by November 1st 2015. 

School Surfing in NSW is broken into 7 regions in NSW. These 6 regions run a regional titles for both a schools team event as well as an individual event. All contacts for the regions are below:

Regions, Conveners and contact details:

South Coast

  • Area covering: Eden High to Bulli High and inland
  • Charlton Fogarty. Carroll College, Broulee 2537
  • Phone: 4471 5600 Mobile: 0422 222 669
  • Email: Charlton.Fogarty@cg.catholic.edu.au

Southern Beaches 

  • Area covering: Cronulla to Harbour Bridge South and inland
  • School Regional Contact: John Olovich, Kirrawee High, Sydney
  • Phone: 9521 2099 Mobile: 0416 006 564
  • Email: John.olovich@det.nsw.edu.au

Northern Beaches

  • Area covering: Harbourt Bridge North to Palm Beach and inland
  • School Regional Contact: Ashley Mathieson Northern Beaches Secondary College
  • 02 99396942 Mobile 0417 175 282
  • Email: ashley.mathieson@det.nsw.edu.au

Central Coast

  • Area covering: Umina to North Lakes and inland.
  • School Regional Contact: Adam Robinson, Tuggarah Lakes Secondary College
  • Phone: 4388 1899 Mobile: 0415 555 450
  • Email: adam.robinson3@det.nsw.edu.au

Newcastle

  • Area covering: Lake Munmorah High to Tomaree High and inland.
  • School Regional Contact: Justin Gordon, St Francis Xavier College, Hamilton.
  • Phone: 4961 2863 Mobile: 0403 170 570
  • Email: justin.gordon@mn.catholic.edu.au 

North Coast

  • Area covering: Forster to Woolgoolga High and inland.
  • School Regional Contact: Wendy Yarnold, Great Lakes College Forster Campus.
  • Phone: 6554 6062 Mobile: 0410 538 544
  • Email: Wendy.yarnold@det.nsw.edu.au

Far North Coast

  • Area covering: Maclean High to Tweed River High and inland.
  • School Regional Contact: Scott Whitby, St John’s College, Woodlawn.
  • Phone: 6626 2600 Mobile: 0419 690 371
  • Email: swhitby@lism.catholic.edu.au

Primary School Surfing in NSW

Surfing NSW is committed to all levels of Surfing through schools. At present there is no pathway for school surfing at a regional, state or Australian level for primary schools. Surfing NSW see a need to explore the same structure in the future for Primary schools similar to High Schools. 

For all specific high school related questions please contact: 

  • Surfing NSW - info@surfingnsw.com.au or 02 9349 7055
  • NSW School Contact: Wendy Yarnold, Great Lakes College Forster Campus.
  • Phone: 6554 6062 Mobile: 0410 538 544
  • Email: Wendy.yarnold@det.nsw.edu.au

For all other information please contact Surfing NSW 

Surfing NSW has also created a new specific schools website with more high school and primary school information. Please visit www.schoolsurfingnsw.com.au for more information