Surfing took a step in its maturity in 1963 when Surfing NSW was established to administer the sport.
Since then we have produced a roll call of world champions from Midget Farrelly – who was the founding president of Surfing NSW in 1964, through to multiple world champion title winners. Surfing NSW, established in 1963, is the largest and longest running of the recognised state bodies for the sport of surfing in Australia. Surfing NSW, in conjunction with its 10 Regional Associations, is responsible for managing events across the state from grassroots level events through to international professional events such as the Billabong ASP World Junior Championships and the Boost Mobile Surf Show.
Surfing NSW has over 100 affiliated boardrider clubs and 34 licensed surf schools, operating from Kingscliff in the north of the state to Tathra in the south. For more information in how to become involved with Australia’s number one sporting lifestyle in Australia’s biggest surfing state contact the Surfing NSW office. Our mission is to develop the sport of surfing in NSW to its maximum potential through the delivery of professional events, coaching and educational programs.
Surfing NSW is supported by the NSW Department of Sport & Recreation, who share in our mission to develop our sport and increase participation levels. Today our organisation is a leader in a network of aligned surfing organisations spanning Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania.
Together we have also formed a national body, Surfing Australia.