The ASRL is committed to guiding the development and promoting the advancement of National Surfboat Competition at both grassroots and elite levels.
The ‘League’ was born in New South Wales circa 1992 as the International League of Australian Surfboat Rowers Inc
The first event in 1993 was held at Surfers Paradise and twenty four crews, mainly from Queensland, but some interstaters including Point Lonsdale and Manly also competed. Following that first event, the crews which competed in event two stayed with the series for the entire four years.
The crews competed in the Uncle Toby’s series for four seasons with twelve of the thirteen semi-finalists at Kurrawa Broadbeach.
Heading into 2019, Team Navy is proud to introduce the…
Team Navy ASRL Series 2018/19
Celebrating ten years of naming rights with surf lifesavers from across Australia.
With more than 3000 volunteer members from across 260 clubs, competing in Surfboat competitions around Australia, Lieutenant Commander Don Hogarth, Manager Team Navy, said the partnership with ASRL was a mutually beneficial one.
Team Navy’s relationship with the ASRL allowed surf lifesaving clubs to compete all across Australia boosting Navy’s profile, while helping gain community support.
“By nurturing the sport, Navy provides the Australian Surf Rowers League with the necessary resources to assist them in recruiting and training lifesavers, both male and female,” LCDR Hogarth said.
Bert Hunt, president of the ASRL, said the importance of the relationship could not be underestimated.“The more lifesavers are in the water, the more lives saved,” Mr Hunt said.
“It’s amazing when you think about the synergies between Navy and ASRL, while Navy protects the Australian coastline, the ASRL protects the shores of every state and territory around the country.”