TIC: Nick Eaves & Shane McAloon
Nick.Eaves@hutchins.tas.edu.au
Shane.McAloon@hutchins.tas.edu.au

Captain of Surfing:

All sessions will take place from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at Clifton Beach on Thursday afternoons. Boys

are required to make their own travel arrangements to meet in the Clifton Beach SLSC car park.
Training session will commence on Thursday February 12 and conclude Thursday March 26.

Whilst we will endeavour to meet at Clifton Beach for a training session each Thursday afternoon,
sessions may be cancelled in the event of extremely inclement weather or unsafe surf conditions. If
this is the case, boys will be notified via the Daily Bulletin.

Boys are required to have adequate level of physical fitness and swimming capability to undertake
Surfing sessions. A minimum standard would be for boys to be able swim 200m in open water (surf)
conditions. We will conduct a swim test in our first session. However, we ask parents to complete
the attached permission slip and return it school before our first session.

Learn to Surf – Information Letter & Permission Form
Experience Suft – Information Letter & Permission Form

For safety, the following pre-requisites will have to be met:

1) Surfers must demonstrate surf safety
2) Surfers must traverse a wave standing up
3) Surfers must be able to swim 200 metres unassisted
4) Squad size will be limited
5) Coaches have appropriate Surf Rescue experience/qualifications

                   

Competition: Surfers will be expected to compete in both School and State round competitions.

  • It is expected that surfers compete in two competitions during the season

Clothing and equipment:

– Surf Board (with leash in good condition and attached correctly)
– ‘Gath’ helmet is recommended for all surfers using fibreglass surfboards
– Wetsuit [3/2 or 4/3 steamer].
– Towel, bathers, warm clothes, sunscreen etc

Participants will also need to fulfil the following obligations:

– Make known any medical conditions
– Follow the safety rules given by staff both in and out of the water
– Behave in accordance with the Hutchins Code of Behaviour

 

 

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