Championships, Series & Leagues

SLSQ encourages all members to engage in healthy competition in the world of surf life saving. Whether through SLSQ high-performance pathways, or local masters competitions – everyone can have fun competing in surf sports.

Each season Surf Life Saving Queensland’s premier sporting events continue to grow in stature and in competitor numbers.

Queensland athletes and clubs have also continued to dominate the national and international competition, building the state’s reputation and proving our investment in surf sports is reaping rewards at all levels.


A high-octane event, inflatable rescue boat (IRB) racing has a large following in Queensland, as competitors from clubs around the state fight it out for surf rescue supremacy.

Aside from the thrills of the competition, the event is a real reinforcement of lifesaving skills. The races are all about simulating rescue situations and testing the abilities of drivers and crew as they’re transferred to a competitive setting.

SHARKSKIN Ocean Roar is the dedicated IRB competition series, featuring five rounds of competition throughout the season with each round attracting about 280 competitors. The competition works on a cumulative point-based system with the winning team awarded the Premiership Title at the end of the series.

The event is a popular precursor to the SHARKSKIN Queensland IRB Championships, which sees over 300 competitors go head to head in the pinnacle event of the season.



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