561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118

07 542 2122

561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118

07 542 2122



Our Ocean Athletes programme is for all 10-13 year olds (As of October 1st) looking to extend the skills developed in our Junior Surf programme and to compete at Oceans 2021 which will be held at Mount Maunganui.

During Ocean Athletes, participants will learn and develop a variety of skills. These will include: ​

Craft – Board paddling – safely moving in and out of the surf, using rips and currents, race tactics

Surf Swimming – safely moving in and out of the surf, using rips and currents, race tactics

Rescue Events – skill development to perform a rescue race scenario for a tube and board rescue.

Beach Events – sprinting, beach flags and distance running

Team Events – Tube and Board rescue and relays

Whilst developing the above skills, our experienced coaches use a framework where participants become familiar with “living” our club values – fun, respect, commitment, encouragement and excellence. This helps them to prepare for Lifeguarding and Senior Surf Sports pathways available to them when they turn 14.

Ocean Athletes also offers participants an opportunity to compete in junior surf sport events throughout summer, joining other junior athletes from around the country to share their passion for surf sports. The confidence and teamwork gained in these exciting competitions provides a valuable life experience for Ocean Athlete squad members.

Oceans Athletes Programme Details:

                             Block One – (Term 3 holidays)

DATES:  28th of September  – 11th of October

DAYS:                  Week one:  Monday & Wednesday 
                            Week two:  Monday, Wednesday & Friday

TIME:                 10am-11am


                          Block Two (Term 4)

DATES: 12th of October – 24th of December

DAYS:                   Monday-Thursday & Sat 10am-12noon

TIME:                   4.15-5.15pm

                         Block Three – School Holidays

DATES:  29th of December – January 31st

DAYS:                   Monday -Saturday (inclusive)

TIME:                   10am-12noon

                         Block Four (Term 1)

DATES:  1st of February – 28th of February     

DAYS:                   Monday-Thursday & Sat 10am-12noon

TIME:                   4.15-5.15pm

COST:   $180  (Is inclusive of all Four blocks)


REGISTRATIONS Open:  Friday 18TH September  

ADDITIONAL COSTS: (indicative only)

* Gear Allocation                            $75-$200 per item of gear for season

* Camp                                             $75-$150

* Oceans 25-28th Feb 2021 Competition (Mount) –  $115 Entry fee


  • 200m Safety badge 

  • 200m Swim in the ocean (we run this in the first two weeks of the programme)

  • Must be a current member of Papamoa SLSC

  • Completed Registration for this programme (inc H&S / T&C)

  • Programme Payment

CMT Excavation and Papamoa SLSC share a vision to have “community connection”. This partnership has created tangible relationships and provides opportunities to nurture this vision.

Program Leaders …

We are incredibly lucky to have an exceptional Oceans Coach and leader in our club,  and community.  Jack Bullock is completely passionate and dedicated to our programs, the development of surf life-saving skills and member development.  This year the programme is also supported by talented Resource Coaches. As a club we are very proud to support leadership pathways for our members, giving opportunities to inspiration and role models to the next generation of athletes. Our younger athletes respond, relate and benefit from the teachings of athletes who ‘walk the talk’. Sandra Boubee, is a passionate clubbie who will be supporting this group as Oceans Team Manager.  This leadership team are committed to the success of this group and developing a tangible mutual relationship between our sponsor, our athletes, the club and our community.  

We are looking forward to a fantastic Ocean Athletes season ahead!

With the pinnacle event … all roads lead to 

– OCEANS 2021 U14 New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships

25th Feb – 28th of Feb 2021 Mount Maunganui

This event provides our athletes with their first real taste of National competition.

To register, click the “register now” button at the top of the page.