Outcomes & Objectives
The key objective of the VEGEMITE SurfGroms program is to increase participation in surfing at a grassroots level and educate young surfers about all aspects of our beach environment.
By encouraging our younger generations at an early age to participate in a sport such as surfing, they will quickly begin to understand and share in a really important part of our Australian culture.
Furthermore, by incorporating vital ocean awareness and beach safety advice into practical surfing tuition, students realise for themselves just how important surf safety is.
With the challenge of learning a new sport in a natural environment and gaining a real understanding of the ocean environment, students begin participating in a healthy lifestyle, whilst also having fun and learning how to save lives.
The following outcomes have been developed for the VEGEMITE SurfGroms program through the 5 incremental skill levels:
VEGEMITE SurfGroms Outcome
When a VEGEMITE SurfGrom has completed the 5 skill levels attached to the program, they will be able to surf independently of the need for supervision, in 3-4ft conditions or smaller safely and will not pose a hazard to themselves or others in the water with them. They will also have a strong understanding and ability in:
- Recognising different surf conditions and hazards
- Surf survival and basic rescue skills
- Basic first aid skills related to the beach and the surf
We expect that the VEGEMITE SurfGroms program will significantly increase participation in surfing at an early age, and increase Australia's talent pool of young surfers to soon go one and become Australian world champions of the future!