During the season coaches will be teaching the children a variety of surf skills which they will be assessed on.

Level One (7 year olds)

  • 25 m pool swim
  • 25m open water swim
  • Wading – confident to waist depth
  • Diving – bob under wave
  • Body surfing – glide under wave
  • Tread water 20 seconds
  • Run Wade Run 25/50/25
  • Body Board
    • Paddle
    • Catch a wave
    • Using leash
  • 5 Theory questions

Level Two (8 year olds)

  • 50 m pool swim
  • 50 m open water swim
  • Wading – clear knees at knee depth
  • Diving – lie under wave
  • Body surfing
    • catch a wave
    • stroke on wave
  • Tread water 30 sec
  • Run Wade Run 30/50/30
  • Body Board
    • surf along broken wave
    • dive under a wave
    • knee on board
  • 9 Theory questions

Level Three (9 year olds)

  • Open Water Swim 100m
  • Pool Swim 100m
  • Swim parallel to shore at knee depth
  • Wading at thigh depth with body board
  • Diving under wave
  • Body surf – Catch unbroken wave
  • Stroke on wave
  • Tread water 1min
  • Run/wade/run 50/75/50
  • Body Board
    • surf along unbroken wave
    • over top of wave
    • going under the wave
    • eskimo roll
    • rescue
  • Theory questions – Level 2 plus 4 more

Level Four (10 year olds)

  • Open Water Swim 200m
  • Pool Swim 200m in 7 mins
  • Dive under wave, push off the bottom
  • Body surf – swim to catch wave
  • Tread water 1 min
  • Run / Wade / Run 50/100/50
  • Board paddling
    • kneeling
    • catching a wave
    • negotiating surf
    • turning
    • holding on
  • Theory Questions – Level 3 plus 4 more

Level Five (11 year olds)

  • Pool swim 200m in 5 mins
  • Open water swim 200m
  • 5 Porpoise dives
  • Dive under waves
  • Body surfing
    • swim to catch wave
    • swim along shoulder
  • Tread water 2mins with 30secs hand up
  • Run swim run 50/100/50
  • Boarding
    • catching unbroken wave
    • turning around buoy
    • punching through whitewater
    • recovering from wipeout
    • surfing along waves
    • changing direction
  • 8 Theory questions (level 4 & 5)
  • 200m pool swim in 4.5mins
  • Run/swim/run 100/100/100 in under 5 mins
  • Tube rescue 30 metres tow
  • CPR
  • Patient examination
  • Recovery position
  • Reef knot & bowline
  • Signals, signs, flags
  • Theory questions