Welcome to surfing at St Andrew’s for 2018.  

Squads commence in week 3 of Term 1.  All updates of location and times will be made on the facebook group the day before the squad is scheduled to take place (usually in the afternoon).  The link for the facebook group is available - click here. (If you are new you will need to request to join the group)

The first squad of this term will focus on surf safety to ensure all participants are competent in the surf and perform basic rescue techniques.

Junior surf squads - Friday mornings 6am:
- Beginner Micro Groms with GoRideAWave Surf School
- Emerging Froth Monsters – with Mr Austin

Beginner Micro Groms is conducted by the GoRideAWave surf school.  This squad is targeted at beginner surfers from years 3-6.  Sessions are conducted at Noosa West Beach access #11 @ 6:00am. The primary focus of this squad is to develop the surfers skill level so that they can handle calm, open beach conditions with no assistance.  Students are provided with a soft board and high visibility rash shirt. As this squad aligns with the Australian Surf Grom program students will also receive a back pack filled with goodies from Surfing Australia. Parent participation in the water is welcomed and strongly encouraged!  The cost of this squad is $80 and numbers are limited to the first 14 students.

Emerging Froth Monsters is for surfers predominantly in year 6 (and confident year 5's) who have graduated from Micro Groms. Surfers in this squad should be confident surfing on an open beach in calm to moderate conditions with limited assistance. The primary focus of this squad is develop the surfers skill level so that they can handle moderate open beach conditions with no assistance.  An opportunity will also be available for senior surfers to assist in coaching this squad in order to gain experience for a Level 1 surf coaching accreditation.  Students must bring their own board (soft or glass)- a High Visibility rash shirt will be provided.  Parent participation in the water is welcomed and encouraged! The cost of this squad is $40 and numbers are limited to the first 14 students.

Intermediate squad - Tuesday mornings 6am. 
This squad is for surfers who are in Years 7 to 9 and are at an intermediate level. Surfers in this squad are expected to be confident in surfing moderate conditions (head high waves) on an open beach with no assistance. Students must bring their own board. A High Visibility rash shirt is provided.  The cost of this squad is $40 for the term.

Gurfers (Girl Surfers) - Wednesday mornings 6am.
This squad is available to all girls in secondary who are at an intermediate level. Surfers in this squad should be confident surfing on an open beach in moderate conditions. Students must bring their own board. A High Visibility rash shirt is provided.  The cost of this squad is $40 for the term. 

Longboard squad with Josh Constable - Tuesday mornings 6am.
This squad is for longboarders in Years 7-12 who are comfortable surfing the open beaches in moderate conditions.  This squad focuses on both logging and performance longboarding. The cost of this squad is $150 for the term.  

Advanced squad with Dean Brady  - Thursday mornings 6am.
This is the premier surf squad for the college designed to fine tune the competitive surfer. Surfers must submit an application to aaustin@saac.qld.edu.au before signing up for this squad.  The cost of this squad is $150 for the term. 

* 1. Student First Name

* 2. Student Surname

* 3. Year Level

* 4. I would like to register for the following squad:

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