About Judging

International Judging and Officiating Course

Surfing WA regularly hosts International Judging and Officiating Courses in conjunction with Surfing Australia at a variety of venues.  Surfing Australia Judging development courses are recognised as the only endorsed Judging Accreditation course by the Australian Sports Commission and the International Surfing Association. The International Judging and Officiating Course is the first step in becoming a professional surfing Judge and Official and Surfing NSW and Surfing Australia are committed to providing a clear development pathway for our aspiring and, dedicated experienced officials. Each Course participant pack consists of Surfing Australia Education Program bag, Colour Judging Manual, Work book, rule book, Level 1 Club judge ID card, Surfing Australia stickers and Surfing Australia magazine.

Upon completion of the International Judging Officiating course each participant will be accredited as a Level 1 Club Judge.

As a pre-requisite for the higher accreditation levels the course participant must provide 20 hours of judging experience under a qualified Surfing Australia Head Judge. On completion of these hours and finalising the necessary paper work/diary sheets course participants will be accredited with a level 2 State Judge qualification. Level 2 Judges can apply for the Level 3 International Judging qualification at any time with documentation of 100 hours of judging experience under a qualified Surfing Australia Head Judge.

To maintain your judging qualification you must be registered each year (January) the cost of registration renewal is: $25 for a Level 1 Club Judge- $35 for a Level 2 State Judge - $45 for a Level 3 International Judge.

Upon renewing your Judging registration each January the judge will receive their new judges pack which includes: Current rule book, updated peronalised and numbered judging ID card, Surfing Australia stickers and Surfing Australia Magazine.

Aside from the scheduled courses which are shown on the menu to the right, Surfing WA can also run courses for clubs, schools or community groups wishing to register a group (min 12 people required) of candidates. A minimum of 2 months notice is required for scheduling.

For further information about The International Judging and Officiating course, please contact the Surfing WA office on (08) 9448 0004 or email info@surfingwa.com.au