ShellyCS – Shellharbour Christian Surfers are the local club to an International non-profit organisation – Christian Surfers.

We started surfing together under the banner of “ShellyCS” back in summer 2006. That makes it our 10th Season in.

The why / what / how / who

We are motivated to give our time and teach surfing for free because we love it. We love our God, and we love a wave.

 When God asked Jesus to come down and give himself as a ransom for many, it was to unite people back to God.. to give them a life that cranks- knowing God and living to the max how he designed us to live… Kind of like.. having your car tuned and serviced by the engineer who designed it – not by someone who doesn’t really know the engine, but are just having a crack. Come on! Meet the engineer. Get Powered by God. and come for a surf with us 🙂

What do we get up to.

We teach surfing in a group setting – just like a surf school. We provide soft-top surfboards, and you can bring your own.If you can surf, then there is a bunch of us that just hang out and catch waves together.No age limit. If you want to bring your grommet (young surfer) if they are in primary school, then an adult must stay with them not ‘dump & run’. We get good numbers of youth. A lot of families have been hanging out with us. Anyone can have a go.. It is never too late. And you don’t need to be good at swimming. Just go out to your waist and catch one in 🙂

Following surfing at the beach, we share God’s word over over a few pancakes. Then we finish up by about 11.


Our team are all members of Christian Surfers Australia, but we come from different churches of the Illawarra. We serve God together “as one”. Jesus said my wish is that they would all be “one”. (Jn 17:21)

I’d like to leave you with a verse to ponder:

.. “For even the son of man came not to be served, but to serve and give my life as a ransom for many” mark 10:45