Junior Surf Sports - Ocean Development
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Ocean Development has finished for the season - 2024/2025 dates will be updated closer to the time.


The Ocean Development Programme offers an extension of the skills developed in our Sunday Junior Surf Programme. It is designed for our under 10 and above age group children. Under 9s will be considered on a case by case basis. It is also for children in the under 11 - under 14 age groups who are attending Junior Surf on Sundays and are looking to develop the skills required to join the Ocean Athletes Programme

During the Ocean Development Programme, participants will learn a variety of skills suited to their abilities and experience. The programme primarily focuses on board paddling (safely moving in and out of the surf and an introduction to board racing), but will also touch on elements of beach skills and surf swimming when the conditions allow.

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 the Ocean Athletes Programme, the next step along the pathway to becoming a lifeguard. 

Skills developed during the Ocean Development Programme offer participants an opportunity to compete in Junior Surf sport events throughout the summer, joining other junior athletes from around NZ to share their passion for surf sport. 

Block 1 (2024/2025 dates will be updated closer to the time)

31st October- 21st December 2023

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4:15pm - 5:15pm 4:15pm - 5:15pm

Block 2

3rd January - 25th January 2024 (school holidays)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
10.00 - 11.30am 10.00 - 11.30am 10.00 - 11.30am

Block 3

30th January - 29th February 2024

*no session on 22nd February as the coaches will be at the Oceans 2024 Festival of Surf.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
4pm - 5pm 4pm - 5pm 

Ocean Development Holiday Programme
3rd-25th January 2024

Cost: $70

Requirement: 200m Safety Badge

Our Junior Surf Sunday sessions take a break over the school holidays so this is ideal for those who want to continue training over the holidays. 

The training takes place 3 times a week during January and focuses on board paddling, beach skills and surf swimming. It is an ideal pathway into our Ocean Athletes programme. 

Please note:

  • Those already doing Ocean Development do not need to sign up again for the holiday programme, it is included in your original registration.
  • If you sign up to the holiday programme you can continue the Oceans Development programme through to the end of the season in March 2024.
  • Every participant must have their 200m badge to be able to take part, so if your child doesn’t have this, please email coach Jack at oceans@papamoalifeguards.co.nz to discuss further.

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Ocean Development Programme Costs & Requirements

Cost: $100 (cost is $70 for just Blocks 2 and 3)

Requirements: 200m safety badge - CLICK HERE for more information.

Junior Surf Key Season Dates
2023/2024 Season

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Junior Surf Carnivals & Events
2023/2024 Season

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