State Titles

Victorian State Titles has been called ON for this weekend (16th 17th).

Day 1 (aggregate) will be held at Peterborough. Starting line will be in the car park at the end of Irving street (see attached map). Meet at 7:30am

Day 2 location is yet to be confirmed

Most divers will be staying at the Skenes Creek Hotel. They can accomodate to almost anyone. Mention you’re with Southern Freedivers and you’ll be looked after. Give Joyce a call on 0417530874

We did have another Surf Coast Cup event scheduled for this weekend but we will hold it on a later date in favour of the state titles


1st Photo Comp Results

Firstly apologies for being 2 months late with this post!

Waaaay back on the 2nd of December we held the first underwater photography comp with an anticipated location of springs beach in Point Lonsdale however the hard southerlies made us relocate to Swan Bay.

The photo comps have been a really fun event and everyone who has participated in the past have really enjoyed it. Due to schedule conflicts we only fielded 5 people (which I don’t mind as it’s less competition for the series mawhahahaha) but everyone had a great time. For most, if not all of us, it was the first time having dived in Swan Bay (another good thing about photo comps is we hold them in sanctuaries where we normally wouldn’t be diving).

I’ve been told in the past that Swan Bay plays a vital role in the echosystem and acts as a nursery for a lot of fish species and looking at the photos from the day we can say that this is true.

Due to conditions we called the comp on for 4 hours, suited up and hit the water. Most of us caught a few species early along the pier and then headed out to other objects like mored boats before searching the endless grass beds.

After our time was up we were all on shore sorting out our photos and cooking/eating our usual post dive BBQ.


1st Hayden 9 species, score 1037, 100 points
2nd Nam 8 species, score 992, 96 points
3rd Russell 6 species, score 743, 72 points
4th Luke 5 species, score 633, 61 points

There’s still 2 more rounds to go and we take your best 2 scores to form the aggregate so there’s still a chance to take home a sweet ninepin wetsuit even if you missed the first comp!

Some photos from the comp



Surf Coast Cup – Polespear comp

We have a comp scheduled for this weekend 20th of Jan, it’s supposed to be the second event for the surf coast cup which is the boat comp but due to postponing the polespear comp last year we have decided to call it on for this weekend instead.

The swell is going to be down but we will be getting some SW winds which might make the ocean unfavourable. With this in mind we will tentatively call the comp on at Aireys Inlet with a back up location being Steels rocks in Portarlington. The final call will be made Saturday evening so stay tuned!

The Surf Coast Cup is open to all AUF members not just Geelong Freedivers. Don’t have a polespear but still want to come along and meet some people, have a dive and enjoy a BBQ afterwards? Then sign up for the social dive but be sure to check the BBQ option so that we can get the catering right.

Rules and scoresheet can be found at:

Sign up at:


AUF 6 Month Memberships are now available!

The AUF have updated their membership system to offer half yearly Senior and Junior memberships, at (almost) half price!

A full senior membership of the club (& the AUF, valid until the 31st of June) will now set you back a mere $60! What a bargain!

If you’re wanting to get a taste of the sorts of benefits that club membership can offer you, and don’t want to break the bank, now’s your chance!

Details on how to take advantage of this amazing offer can be found on the website.


Club Meeting this Wednesday!

Don’t forget, we have a club meeting on this Wednesday night, the 9th of Jan, at the Sir Charles Hotham Hotel in Geelong.

Meeting kicks off at 6:30pm.

You don’t have to be a member of the club to attend our meetings, so feel free to drop in, grab a pot, grab a parmy, and have a chat about spearfishing, freediving, or anything water related!


Surf Coast Cup Boat Comp scheduled for next weekend (19th / 20th Jan)

Next weekend, Geelong Freedivers Inc. have the boat competition component of our principal Spearfishing Competition Series – The Surf Coast Cup scheduled to be run.

Sunday the 20th will be the preferred day to run the event, with Saturday the 19th as the backup.

Event signup and payment is online via the club website event signup page, and must be completed 24 hours prior to the event commencement. We’ll get the event up on the signup page in the coming days.

Launch location will likely be either Queenscliff or Indented head boat ramps.

Final call as to if the event is going ahead, and details of the specific launch points and weigh in location, will be made on the Thursday night prior to the scheduled start of the event (the 17th). The announcement will be made on this news feed and our various Social Media channels.

The Surf Coast Cup Boat Comp is an enjoyable, fun, relaxed spearfishing event. Last year we even saw a Southern Blue Fin Tuna weighed in, so there is always the chance of finding and landing some excellent fish!

If you are planning on competing, please let us know ASAP (via FB – use the group, or email so we can get a good feel with regards to the number of competitors versus available boat places.

This event is open to all AUF members.


Last meeting for the year this Wednesday (12th)

Hi all,

The last Geelong Freedivers Inc. meeting for the year will be taking place this Wednesday, the 12th of December. Meeting kicks off at the usual time (6:30pm), at the Sir Charles Hotham Hotel in Geelong. 

This meeting we will have Dave Torelli swinging by to talk to us about (amongst other things) the Australian Spearfishing Championships, being held next year in Port Fairy.

We’ll also have an exiting instalment of our “Species” Quiz, with a bit of a Christmas twist. 

The meeting is open to everyone, not just club members, so feel free to drop in, grab a meal, grab a drink, and say hello! 


Photo comp location change

For anyone still on the way to springs beach we have changed the location of todays comp to Swan bay, meeting point being at the boat ramp at the end of Swan bay road

1260 Swan Bay Rd
1260 Swan Bay Rd, Swan Bay VIC 3225


Photo Comp #2 (#1) is ON!!!!

The GFD Committee have decided to call ON the scheduled photofishing comp for this Sunday, the 2nd of December.

Even though this is scheduled as the “second” photofishing comp of the photofishing series, its will actually be the first, as the previous comp had yet to be run due to difficulties in getting suitable conditions.

Be at the Springs Beach carpark in Point Lonsdale at 9:00am on Sunday, for pre-comp safety briefing, gear check, and sign on.

As this coincides with a scheduled club social dive, club members who were not planning on competing in the photofishing series are welcome to attend & dive with us in a non-competing capacity.

This comp is open to all AUF members.

If you are planning on attending, ensure that you use the the competition entry form on the website to sign up prior to the event. For club members who wish to attend as a social dive, please use the “Social Dive” category when signing up.

Comp cost is $15 dollars, which includes post dive BBQ. Members attending for the social dive & want the BBQ, please ensure you check the BBQ option on the sign up form ($5).

As this is a marine park, make sure you leave your speargun at home.