Junior Surf
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Junior Surf will be back for the 2022/2023 season in November 2022.

The information below gives an overview of how Junior Surf works, but the specific details for the 2022/2023 season will be updated closer to the start of the season. 

If you are interested in joining the Junior Surf Committee for the upcoming 2022/2023 season, please email juniorsurf@papamoalifeguards.co.nz.

Junior Surf Overview

Junior Surf is about developing tomorrow’s lifeguards. It's an ideal way for kids to develop and improve their surf lifesaving knowledge and skills for themselves, and one day possibly for others. At the same time, they will have lots of fun and some good, healthy physical exercise, as well as learning to be safe on the beach. 

  • Pāpāmoa’s Junior Surf Programme is designed for 5-14 year olds (as determined by the age the child is on 30th September). 
  • Age groups have their own dedicated coaches who will oversee the activities and teach those all-important beach skills.
  • Junior Surf is on every Sunday over the summer months from November to mid-March.
  • Sessions incorporate both beach and water based activities dependent on time of year and surf conditions.
  • Over the season there are various carnivals that children in the under 8 and above groups are encouraged to attend.
  • At the end of the season there is a Club Championships for all Pāpāmoa Surf Club members aged 5+.
  • There is no obligation to attend every week.
JS Age Groups on the Beach
Junior Surf Sessions

Under 6s, under 7s and under 8s


Under 9s and above


CLICK HERE to view a map of the age groups on the beach

Junior Surf Registration Closing Date

All participants must be pre-registered.

Keep up to date

Please ensure you keep an eye on our Junior Surf Facebook group page for regular updates and cancellations. 


All JS participants are required to wear a club beanie and long-sleeved rash shirt (or high vis singlet if the child has their 200m badge). Wetsuits may be worn on colder days.

Please click here to order JS uniforms online. Uniforms can be collected during the office opening hours of 9am-2pm Monday–Friday from the main office upstairs. 


Please be aware that we don't have sunblock on the beach at JS, so please sunblock your kids before you arrive and bring sunblock with you.


All coaches are volunteers – if you are keen to take the journey and learn along with your kids then we would love to hear from you.

Contact admin@papamoalifeguards.co.nz for more information.


Click on the links below to view:

  • 2022/2023 Season Calendar - TBC
  • 2022/2023 Carnivals & Events Calendar - TBC