Masters are senior members over the age of 30yrs.  As a senior member of Copacabana SLSC you are responsible for patrolling. It is a requirement that you hold the Bronze Medallion Award and re-qualify each year. You are encouraged to gain additional Surf Life Saving Awards. We have an excellent program for study of awards and a great team to guide you along the way. Many of these awards are certainly an asset to have on your resume!

Senior members do not have to compete at Carnivals. The choice is yours! Many surf lifesavers engage in regular competition to maintain their skills and fitness. These competitions, or surf carnivals, are held at club, regional, state, national and international levels. Competitors aged eight to 108 can take part, with all disciplines developed from core lifesaving skills and techniques. The club hosts three point score days (when possible) for Seniors and Masters each season, and one club championship day.

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Competition is both fun and fierce, and conducted in the highest standard of sportsmanship, as is befitting of surf lifesavers regarded by many as pillars of the Australian community.

All competitors and their clubs agree to compete according to the Surf Sports Code of Conduct as set out on Section 2-26 of the 32nd Edition of the SLSA Surf Sports Manual.

These rules apply to all members who wish to compete at Local, State, Aussie or any other carnivals. Most apply to every member, regardless of their competition status. It includes U14 members who wish to compete in U15 competitions, U15, U17, U19, Open and Masters Members:

  1. Obtain the appropriate award:
    1. U15- Surf Rescue Certificate
    2. U17, U19, Opens and Masters- BRONZE
    3. March Past only- SRC, ARC or BRONZE

  2. Complete your requal before 31 December
  3. Complete a minimum of 25 patrol hours each calendar year. These hours should be completed on your rostered patrol. No exceptions to this rule. Surf Life Saving NSW do random checks
  4. Be a financial member of Copacabana SLSC.
  5. Arrange a substitute if the carnival is on your patrol day
  6. Advise the Team Manger (see Contact Us) which carnival(s) you wish to enter at least one week prior to the carnival, and to pay your entry fee by the due date. Fees are set by the host club. Entries close the Wednesday prior to the carnival. Information about events/competitions will be advertised on the Competition Notice Board.
  7. Club competitors must wear the club competition cap
  8. Most of all HAVE FUN!
  9. Carnival dates can also be found in the surf sports calendar at Surf Lifesaving NSW or on the Branch calendar