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Competition is a great way to keep fit, have fun and support your club at the same time. Caves is active in most areas of carnival competition and have a proud record of carnival achievements. Contact the club competition manager at for more information.

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Caves Beach SLSC Sectional Captains for 2022-23:

  • Surfboats Captain: Hayden Sanders 0432 172 197
    There never was a thrill like cracking a good wave right to the beach. Surfboats since their inception have always been a challenge for their crews and sweeps. The hours that are spent in training to be a good boat crew are countless. It takes skill and endurance far in excess of most other sports. Caves have the finest men and women committed to Surfboat competition. Our Caves boat crews and Sweeps continue to excel due to there dedication to the sport. Come and talk to our Surfboat captain and meet the team.
  • March Past:
    It is heartening to see that the fundamentals of March Past remain. The March Past is the most colourful event at any carnival and displays the true spirit of competition. Caves are currently the only march past team represented from the hunter branch at State and National Titles
  • Board Captain: Brett Lenton 0434 838 247
    Our club has a strong group of junior board paddlers learning many skills to combat all types of surf conditions. Mal will be training both junior and senior paddlers and has boards available for hire and loan from the club. Contact Mal for training times.
  • Beach Flags and Sprint Captain: Flynn Wallace-Smith 0410 441 069
    This event of lifesaving has been a part of the lifesaving competition at Caves since its inception. These events develop speed, timing and fitness, while promoting friendly competition.
  • Surf Ski-Captain: Warren Thomson 0407 789 016
    Caves boast a strong master’s contingent of paddlers as well as some quality younger paddlers both male and female. This discipline is the most competitive within surf sport competition. Our Club, over the years has attracted many new members who have reached the highest levels in competition due to the dedication of our Champion coaches and the family atmosphere at our Club.
  • IRB Team Captain: Scott Bryant  0413 745 335
    Before modern lifesaving equipment, Lifesavers had to perform rescue by swimming out to sea with a belt attached to rope. In the current era the most efficient rescue craft is the inshore rescue boat.Competition is held during the winter months to hone the skills of our IRB drivers and crewpersons. There is many,many years of experience in our IRB competitive team .
  • Surf Swim Captain: Gabby Grieves 0488 714 044
    In general surf swimmers within the club train with individual swim coaches. However throught out the season our swim captain Gabby will be hold a series of coaching sessions for more details please contact her.
  • Sunday Club Championship Events Coordinator: Phil Walmsley 0412 055 687
    All Club members are encouraged to participate in club competition throughout the year. Events will be held during the season as well as the King and Queen of the beach competition which is a one off competition day contested at the Christmas break up day, giving the winners bragging rights to be King or Queen of the beach for twelve months (nippers only). Jason is this year’s club competition coordinator and will be looking for you on the start line this year. This is a handicapped fun competition that will improve your skills on the sand and in the water.