Boards and Surf Skis are the craft that our competitors use for Surf Carnivals and to improve their surf skills and fitness. Manly LSC has a strong tradition in board and ski with a world class coaching team in place.

Manly Life Saving Club has historically had a very strong Board section and we currently have many State and National champions throughout the various age groups.

Manly Life Saving Club’s ski section continues to grow with many teams and individuals making the Australian and State Championships finals in the past few years and achieving medal-winning results. Manly has produced a number of great paddlers in the past,  having three ski paddlers in the 2012 Australian Olympic Team and is now moving into a new era where the up-coming generation of competitors are writing their names in the record books.

New members are always welcome to join the team.

For information about training , contact : Graham Bruce -Deputy President Competition

*Please remember however, that Manly is a volunteer club; that in which everyone lends a hand and as such, paddlers who compete for Manly are expected to help out at the club by completing their Bronze Medallion and fulfilling their patrol obligations.


Our athletes have between 13-15 structured sessions available to them through the week, comprised of:

  • Swim
  • Board
  • Ski
  • Surf skills
  • Ironman
  • Run
  • Sprint

In addition we offer education on drugs and alcohol, nutrition, and strength and conditioning programs.

The dedication shown by these young men and women is even more impressive given the majority of our competition group are students or have just commenced careers. All our competition group are also required to patrol Manly beach as lifesavers each summer, providing an enormous contribution to the community.