561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118

07 542 2122

561 Papamoa Beach Road, Papamoa Beach, Papamoa 3118

07 542 2122



What is Senior Surf Sports?

Surf Sports training and competition provides our members with the opportunity to refine and practice their lifesaving skills in the competition arena at local, regional, national and international level. Surf Sports forms a significant component of the Surf Life Saving movement and helps Papamoa SLSC recruit and retain quality lifeguards.

There are sport disciplines to cater for everyone’s interest including swimming, board or ski paddling, canoe (four person) racing and the beach events of sprints and beach flags.

Refining lifesaving skills is an important part of Surf Life Saving sport and as such competitions such as, inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing, tube rescues and board rescues are specifically designed to hone a surf lifesaver’s knowledge and skills that they would use in an everyday patrol situation.

Members participating in surf sports competition must have a minimum qualification of a Surf Lifeguard Award  and must meet the volunteer patrol hour requirements of 20 hours minimum according to their membership category to compete at nationals in Ohope 2021.

The Papamoa SLSC offers professional coaching in all surf sports disciplines.






Senior Summer Programme Details:

This programme caters for all level of athletes, and covers a variety of surf and craft disciplines (including swim, board & ski).  Individuals will be assessed and managed by our Senior Coach Chas Clark, and Assistant Senior Coach Jake Cowdrey.  As part of the senior programme, specialist beach sessions will be offered (see details below), to ensure all our senior athletes achieve their goals and best outcomes.                        



Start      28th September 2020

Finish    March 2021


Monday-Friday 5.30pm – 7.00pm *

Saturday  8.30am-10am *


COST $180 inc gst / per Athlete

*It is expected that all athletes will be on the beach ready to begin training at the start time of each session.

** Regular correspondence to registered athletes will be done via Surf Sports athletes specific Facebook page


* Gear Allocation

* Competition entry fees

* Uniform