Sebastian Surf Team

Spreading the joy of surfing, the ocean and mother nature to the youth, the community and beyond. 

Growing Future Surf Competitors

Through the Sebastian Surf Team we are training a team of high school and middle school students and surfers to know how to surf, and how to host and operate their own surf contests and events including producing video content each event.

Team members must maintain good grades in school and a good attitude. They will also compete in local surf competitions, and form teams to compete in the NSSA national event.

If you want to help us grow future generations of surfing competitors; consider becoming a team sponsor!

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Meeting Location

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Wabasso Beach Park
1840 Wabasso Beach Rd.
Vero Beach, FL 32963

Hosting & Operating Surf Events

Learn how to work as a team to host and operate your own surf events and contests. We have cover several non-surfer roles including Contest Director, Judges, Head Judge, Beach Marshal, and Tabulators.

Content Creation

Learn a specialized role to support the creation of content for surf events and contests. These roles may include Announcing, Commentating, Media, and Camera Operation.

Competitive Surfing

Develop your skills and learn the fundamentals of competitive surfing while participating in well structured, quality events.

Team Roles

Learn about our non-surfing roles.

Contest Director

Responsible to ensure the surfing aspect of the event runs on schedule and according to the rules and that the staff is not making any errors. The contest director is the only person who can give the exact schedule of events however information provided by the Beach Marshal and the contest heat board will be considered official. If any other employee or official of the event is asked and wrong information is received, subsequently missing a heat or some other problem, then the competitor has no form of protest. If the Contest Director gives wrong information and a competitor subsequently misses a heat, then a re-surf must occur. The Contest Director reports to the Conference Director.


Report directly to Head Judge. Is responsible for scoring each contestant’s rides in accordance with the competition rules. Shall make interference calls in accordance with the Competition rules. Is also responsible for correct wave counts. The role of a judge in a surfing contest is to decide which surfer performs the closest to the judging criteria in any heat. It is essential, therefore, that judges have experience and knowledge to give them confidence to obtain the correct results. (Students will learn with judges)

Head Judge

Oversees the staff of judges for each event. Is responsible for keeping number of waves caught by each competitor, calls colors of competitors catching waves, keeps the judging panel alert, quiet, orderly, and attentive to each competitor’s ride. Is responsible for enforcing competition rules. Reports directly to the Contest Director.

Beach Marshall

Responsible for calling up heats (unless there is an announcer) and checking in competitors before their heat. Will hand out contest jerseys and will ensure each competitor has correct color. Will be present to brief contestants if they inquire about any special instructions. Will ensure all alternates are correctly entered into heats where available. Will take in all protests and deliver them to the Head Judge. Will announce results of each heat. Is ultimately responsible for the correct timing of each heat and will ensure the flag is properly changed.


Responsible for tabulation of each heat and advancements. Will update the heat board within a reasonable time. Will ensure tabulated heat sheets are turned into the Beach Marshal after every heat. In team events, will also maintain team points.

Announcer / Commentating / Media / Camera Operator

We are looking for a talented, well-rounded students to assist in the creation of content for the Sebastian Surf Team social channels. This role is vital to the development process, which includes working with multiple students to package and deliver fresh content. Organized video and photography, editorials, video editing, and Adobe Creative Cloud skills a bonus. Students will provide coverage of surf contest and events using a variety of different media outlets, such as radio, television, and the internet. Some will specialize in doing commentary, while others will specialize in research, production, and the presentation of surf practices, events, and competition. Each event or contest will be recorded on camera, edited, and added to the Surf Team Website and YouTube Channel.

Interested in joining the Sebastian Surf Team? Apply below!

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