There’s a lot going on at KSV!

Looking forward to a big year of waves, mates and competition.

Thank you to our sponsors and partners for the support

2024 is off with a bang, with your committee having been very busy since Presentation day at UrbnSurf in December. A big thank you to Rod, Paul, Jim, Andy, Bruce, Tony, Pete and Dave for all their hard work.


Kneeboard Surfing Victoria Website

a source of valuable information for KSV members and other interested people

Kneeboard Surfing Victoria now has a website! Visit for upcoming event dates, links to registrations, details about becoming a member, and more.

Each of the event write-ups (published on our socials) are linked and/or copied to the website to keep a record. It’s also slowly being updated with past results too – if anyone has any other content they’d like added to the site, please send it to 


Online scoring coming to competitions

allowing competitors and fans to follow along and improve their performance

Thanks to a Quick Response Grant provided by Bass Coast Shire Council, Kneeboard Surfing Victoria has been able to purchase equipment to enable judging at our events via the LiveHeats platform. 

A laptop for the head judge will also allow for more efficient management of our memberships, event registrations, and allow for live scores to be available to competitors and spectators. 

We also have 3 tablets for judges to use, which have also been set up with the EmergencyPlus App, in case of emergencies. A 4G/LTE Cat6 Wi-Fi HotSpot was also covered by the grant, and a Telstra sim card will give us connectivity at all the surf breaks we hold competitions.

A huge thank you to Gene Parini and Emma Foley at Gippsport and Shirley Egan at Bass Coast Shire Council for the help and guidance applying for the grant.

For those of you who have registered for the Neil Luke Kneeboard Classic, you will have already experienced the sign-up/payment process – that same landing page is where you will be able to see the scores from each of the heats as the days progress.

Neil Luke Kneeboard Classic 2024

the 39th running of the longest running kneeboard competition in the world

This year’s Neil Luke Kneeboard Classic will be a smaller affair than many years, with 30 athletes registered to compete as of registration close.

Running on March 16 & 17, we welcome all spectators, and will be running a raffle, and selling merchandise over the course of the weekend.

Competition sign-in will be on Friday March 15 @ 7:30pm at Sombreros Cantina, Cowes. 

Competitors must check in on Friday, either in-person, or via email to

Real-time updates about the event (meeting places, etc.) will be published to Instagram during the event.

Follow along with all the scores at 

Kneeboard Surfing Victoria State Titles 2024

three rounds to decide the 2024 State Champion

Will Owen Fairweather defend his title? 

We kick off this year’s State Titles with Round 1 on the Mornington Peninsula on April 14. Should the weather and swell not cooperate, we have been given back-up dates with our permit.

Round 2 and Round 3 will be held on Millowl (Phillip Island) on October 6 and November 17 respectively.

An athlete’s best 2 results count toward the points accrued toward the title.

We currently have about 17 paid-up members ready to compete for the title. If you haven’t already, please return your membership form and proof of payment to 

Points Awarded in each division per event.

Club Trailer Maintenance and Improvements

extending the life and utility of our club’s important asset

Another grant thank you to Bass Coast Shire Council provided the club with the funds to bring our club trailer back to life. This important piece of infrastructure ensures our club is able to run events, so it’s very important that it is safe and usable for years to come. 

Before the work, the steel in the trailer was rusting out and the springs had lost their spring.

Now, thanks to Troy at Yarram Engineering, our trailer is solid, rust free and ready to carry our competition equipment for years to come.

Another huge thank you to Gene Parini and Emma Foley at Gippsport for support with the grant submission.

Kneeboard Surfing Victoria Inc.

Cowes, VIC, 3922