Seacliff Academy





Developing excellence through experience.

Seacliff Surf Sports Academy


A Bit of Background

Here at Seacliff Surf Sport Academy, we are driven to develop South Australian surf sport athletes by providing logistical support to enable opportunities for athletes to compete interstate against the countries best athletes wherever that may be. In addition the academy is endeavoring to provide South Australia athletes access to the best level of coaching and tuition in order to improve their overall surf skills.

What We Do

Enable Access to top level interstate competition for South Australian Surf Athletes

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Surf Lifesaving Is At Our Core

Reinforcing our commitment.


Beach - Water - Pool - Lifesaving

Experience develops excellence.


Compete At The Top Level

How Does It Work?

The academy is a not for profit registered charity that raises funds from donations or sponsorship and distributes money to athletes and or surf organisations that seek support from the academy to provide funds to send South Australian based athletes to non South Australian based competitions in order to develop and improve surf skills in South Australia.


October 2022

Coolangatta gold

December 2022

Summer Of Surf round 1

January 2023

Manly/Freshwater (full club carnival)

Summer Of Surf Victoria

Summer Of Surf round 2 (possibly)

February 2023

Summer of Surf Northcliffe round

March 2023

NSW State Titles (if dates align)


-Academy aim is to provide craft transport to the following surf sports events.

-Minimum of 10 athletes to attend each surf carnival before the academy will commit to the event.

-Craft transport is open to ALL athletes who are actively and consistently  training

Our Mission

Help build the skills of SA surf athletes by giving 13 to 24 year olds the best opportunity to compete at the top level by assisting to provide experience through interstate competition.

Opportunity to Make a Difference

Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club is creating a unique opportunity for South Australian athletes to compete on the national stage through the ‘Seacliff Surf Sport Academy’.  Competitive surf lifesaving is iconic to Australia.  Traditionally the sport has been dominated by Queensland competitors.  We seek to change that imbalance by creating a fund that nurtures talent from the earliest age and has a structure capable of retaining elite talent in South Australia.  South Australia is an extremely fertile nursery for elite sportsmen and women; There is simply an inadequate pathway through exposure to competition to retain our most elite athletes.  Without the ability to be competitive, most of our South Australian athletes will either migrate interstate or leave the sport.

Our Commitment to Lifesaving

Community service is at the very core of the surf lifesaving movement.  This academy instils and re-enforces  the importance of the commitment.

Our Valued Sponsors

Anonymous Donors
Anonymous Donors
APS Industrial
Mann Judd
Adelaide Insulation Services
Beavis Plumbing Services
Beavis Plumbing Services

Contact the Seacliff Surf Sport Academy

248 The Esplanade,  Seacliff, 5039

p: 08 8111 5160