Developed in conjunction with Surfing Australia and some of the world’s best coaches, the first stage of the Surfing Queensland Academy will provide Queensland’s top male and female junior athletes with the opportunity, pathway and resources to reach their full potential into the future.

Beginning in mid-January and running until May 2022, the Academy will include team training camps, on beach training sessions, digital team catch-ups, special guest speakers and an exclusive team pack.

The program aligns with the Surfing Australia High-Performance talent pathway with the overarching goal of developing Queensland’s top junior and grommet surfers and helping them become the best surfers they can possibly be. 

The team is selected based on results at the 2021 Queensland State Junior and Grommet Titles (U18, U16, U14, and U12 top 6 men & top 6 women), utilising the Surfing Queensland ranking system.

There are two programs set for 2022, a Junior High-Performance Program (U16 & U18) and the Grommet High-Performance Program (U12 & U14), which are both expected to run on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast.

Both programs include a multitude of physical and digital benefits, experiences, skills and tools to help grow as an athlete and person. 

Successful athletes will be contacted directly for inclusion. 

More information will be provided soon. 

* Wildcards may be chosen at Surfing Queensland’s discretion.