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The 2019/20 Program is currently in planning - watch this space. 


Coach: Dan Frodsham


This program is designed to support the developmental needs of the Hunter's young talented surfers in a high performance training environment.

Regular sessions will be held at various venues primarily throughout the Hunter Region including Redhead, Merewether, Bar Beach and the Port Stephens area. Eligible athletes will be exposed to high level competitions along the key pathway events of Regional titles and State titles. A selection panel will assess each application.


Athlete Benefits

The following benefits will apply to those selected in the 2018 program:

  • training sessions to further develop skills
  • access to a network of specialised coaches
  • education sessions in sports science topics
  • competing in targeted events: Regional and State titles
  • inter-academy training days
  • Camp at the Surfing Australia High Performance Centre (tbc)




To be eligible to apply for a position within the 2018 surfing program, athletes must be:

  • boys and girls 12-18 years of age (born 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006) 
  • a resident within the Hunter Region;
  • attending school within the Hunter Region;
  • a financial member of Surfing NSW/registered with a board rider club




A program levy will be applicable to successful athletes, the amount of this levy will be determined by th enumber of athletes chosen to be in the program. A uniform levy will also be applicable (inc. GST).                        


2018 Hunter Academy of Sport Surfing Squad


Amelie Bourke
Mike Clayton-Brown
Elle Clayton-Brown
Jimmi  Hill
Max Moser-Finch
Max Oweryn 
Jay  Pink
Madison Poole
Oscar Salt
Leila Salt
Jasmine Sampson
Joshua  Stretton
Dominic Thomas
Zac Tinson
Ben Walsh
Ethan Hartge
Jordy Liackman


2017 ClubsNSW Academy Games, Central Coast


Enquire HERE for next year's program.