Junior Surf Awards

Junior Surf Awards

Level 1
Pink Caps

  • Pool swim 25 metres
  • Open water swim 25 metres
  • Survival float for 20 seconds
  • Wading and negotiating the waves in and out
  • Demonstrate being confident in the waves
  • Diving under a wave
  • Gliding onto a wave from standing position
  • Run wade run 25m x 50m x 25m
  • Body board using leash, catching a wave, paddlingÂ
  • Six theory questions

Level 2 Blue Caps – 200m Safety Badge

  • Pool swim 50 metres
  • Open water swim 50 metres
  • Wading with correct technique
  • Negotiating waves in and out
  • Survival float for 30 seconds
  • Body surfing catching a wave, stroke on wave
  • Tread water 30 seconds
  • Run swim (or dolphin dive) run 30m x 50m x 30m
  • Paddling lying down, negotiating waves in and outÂ
  • Six theory questions

Level 3
Orange Caps

  • Pool swim 100 metres
  • Open water swim up to 100 metres
  • Diving under a wave
  • Wade, dolphin diving to waist depth, swim
  • Body surfing, on a wave, stroking on wave
  • Tread water 1 minute
  • Run swim run 50m x 75m x 50m
  • Achieving three of the following on a board: surfing along a wave with fins, going over the top of a wave on the way out, going under a wave, eskimo roll
  • Six theory questions

Level 4
Gold Caps

  • Pool swim 200 metres in 7 minutes
  • Ocean water swim 200 metres
  • Swim with a tube, fins and patient
  • Diving under wave, pushing off the bottom
  • Body surfing, swimming to catch a wave
  • Tread water 1 minute
  • Run swim run 50m x 100m x 50m
  • Board paddling, kneeling, negotiating surf, turning, catching a wave, and holding on, paddling with a patient
  • Paddling with two on board
  • Five theory questions

Level 5
Green Caps

  • Pool swim 200 metres in 5 minutes and/or ocean water swim 200 metres
  • Diving under wave, 5 dolphin dives
  • Body surfing, swimming to catch a wave
  • Hand up for 30 seconds to signal for help – notify patrol captain before doing
  • Swim with tube, fins and patient following a patient pick up
  • Tread water 2 minutes, assistance required
  • Run swim run 100m x 200m x 100m
  • Board catching unbroken wave, turning around buoy, punching through white water, recovering from falling off your board
  • Controlling your board and changing direction
  • Paddle two to a board
  • Pick up a patient on a board
  • Four theory questions

Level 6
Aqua Caps

  • Pre requisite – level 5 award
  • 200 metre pool swim in 4.5 minutes
  • Run swim run in the ocean (100m run including the wade, 200m swim, 100m run) in 7 minutes
  • Tow a patient in a rescue tube a minimum distance of 30m the rescuer must wear flippers
  • Six theory questions