Surfing Western Australia is embarking on a period of significant change and transformation with a view to ensuring that WA athletes and coaches are given every opportunity to achieve the best possible High Performance outcomes.

With funding support from the Department of Sport and Recreation and considerable contributions from Surfing WA, West Australian High Performance surfers can be confident that every effort will be made to invest in the success of their surfing future.

Our priority first and foremost is to consolidate and build a State High Performance system and culture that will see our elite surfers and coaches supported and serviced at all levels of the event
and athlete pathway.

This means funding at a state level supported by key stake holders and incorporating the Surfing WA strategic plan to develop a comprehensive state high performance strategy and direction.

Project objectives:

  1. To improve performance achievements of coaches and athletes at Regional, State Championships, Australian Titles and ISA/ASP World Surfing Championship Events.
  2. To increase qualifications and experience of regional and state level coaches.
  3. To increase opportunities to network with national and international level Pro surfers, coaches and officials.

For more information contact Surfing WA’s State Coaching Director Neil Thompson:

Ph: +61 8 9448 0004  or  Email:

Surfing WA High Performance Program State Talent Squad

In 2013 Surfing WA expanded the existing Regional Talent Development Program to a State Talent Squad Program, supported and endorsed by the Department of Sport and Recreation and Surfing Australia.

This program will provide STS athletes with High Performance training and coaching to improve development and performance achievements along the competitive pathway from WA Junior Surfing Titles to Australian Junior Surfing Titles and onto ISA/ASP World Championship events.