Sports - Beach
Sprints is an individual event where competitors sprint in lanes marked on flat, soft sand towards the finish line. The track is 70 metres for U8 – U14 and Masters and 90 metres for U15 – Open age.
Beach Relay teams of four run with a rubber hose as a baton. The baton is passed from member to member. The race is run on the same length course as the beach sprint, with the first team home with the baton the winner.
Flags competitors lie face down in the sand and on the whistle jump to their feet, turn and sprint before diving for a rubber baton (the ‘flag’) in the sand. There is one flag less the number of competitors so one person is eliminated each round, and the last person is the winner. The track length is 15m for U8-U14 and Masters, and 20m for U15-Open.
March Past is one of Surf Life Saving’s original events and represents the traditional discipline of a surf lifesaver. Teams march in time to music around a set course carrying a surf reel, line and belt and following their standard (flag) bearer. Teams march in formation following commands and are judged on timing, arm and leg swing, space and dressing, body carriage and presentation.