Denmark Surf Life Saving Club

Part of the Denmark Community since 1958

SunSmart WA Country & Masters Championships

Ocean Beach, Denmark, WA 29 Feb – 1 March

To be held over the Labour Day long weekend of 29 February – 1 March, the country and masters championships traditionally draw in excess of 650 athletes and see competitors battle it out across two days of competition and a range of events including the iconic ironman event, ski, board and surf boats.

Following a hugely successful carnival which saw nearly 1,000 competitors from across WA converge on Ocean Beach, Denmark over the 2019 Australia Day long weekend, Surf Life Saving WA have announced that they will return to Denmark as the site of their 2020 country and masters championships.

In addition to the championships, SLSWA will also host a senior carnival, including surf boats, open to competitors from all clubs, providing another opportunity to participate in a state level competition, with the possibility of good surf conditions, just 4 weeks out from the 2020 SunSmart WA Championships.

Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA) President Craig Smith-Gander said the success of the 2019 Country Carnival, the largest held in recent years, demonstrated the capacity of the club and town to host a sporting event of this scale, as well as the desire of the members to travel to a regional location like Denmark for events.

Weekend event details for the Masters and Country Championships

For the general public, Shire of Denmark lifeguards will be on patrol over the Labour day long weekend.

Club Background

There are many aspects to the Denmark Surf Life Saving Club, including patrolling, education programs for our members, a fantastic family atmosphere, competition and a strong development program for our junior members.

Denmark Surf Life Saving Club was formed in November 1958 after a tragic double drowning at Ocean Beach. In the days after the tragedy a town meeting was called and the Denmark Surf Life Saving Club was formed. 

Beach Webcam

A small group of young men from the town received training from visiting lifesavers from the City of Perth club, with the first patrol at Ocean Beach commencing on the 14th December 1958. In 2008, the Denmark Club celebrated their 50th anniversary with a weekend of activities to which a fair number of those who were involved in the formative years managed to attend.

The Club now has now grown to have one of the best located clubrooms on the WA coast, much to the envy of many visiting members from other clubs. Our membership totals nearly 400, with around 180 juniors participating in our nipper program. We have four patrol teams rostered on weekends from the first weekend in December until the last weekend in March.

Beach Conditions and Safety

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Room Hire

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