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Applications are now open for Saltwater Institute 2019.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN. To apply please submit your letter of application by September 30, 2018.  Applications will not be considered after this point.

Letters of application must include, but may not be limited to:

-       Previous involvement in Competitive Surfing.

-       What you hope to gain from participation in The Saltwater Institute.

-       A link to a clip/edit of your surfing (This could be on Vimeo, YouTube, Instagram etc.)


Consideration will be given to the following:


-       Athlete’s current involvement in Surfing Victoria’s Events pathway.

-       Membership and involvement in local Boardriders Clubs.

-       Prior Engagement in SVPD Programs.

-       Competition results.

-       Sibling’s involvement in the program (although this alone is no guarantee of enrolment).


Applications to be emailed to and

After the September 30 cut off you will be notified if your application has been successful, upon which a non-refundable $700 deposit is due, assuring your place in the program. Balance is due April 5th, 2019. Total cost for Surf Coast Secondary students is $3000, and $3500 for external students. Part payment methods via direct debit can be arranged, with all fee's being received by the 5th of April 2019 (end of Term 1). Please contact us at if you would like further details. 


The 2016 Salties getting out there on their first day!

The 2016 Salties getting out there on their first day!