The IMGA doesn’t allow building new venues and encourages the host cities to use existing facilities to keep the costs lower. Therefore, the following information is subject to changes depending on the venues available.

Age categories

Men and Women: 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+

To compete in the Surf Life Saving competition at World Masters Games, all athletes are required to be a qualified life saver with a recognised Surf Life Saving Club. The age category you will compete in for lifesaving will be determined as at 31 December of the year of the event. Competitors can compete in one age category per event.


Possible events and disciplines
  • Beach Run; Beach Flags; Beach Sprint
  • Board Race
  • Run Swim Run
  • Surf Race
  • Ocean man/Ocean woman
  • Beach Relay; Board relay; Surf Ski Relay
  • Surf Teams Race
  • Canoe
  • Surf Boats