Our Senior Surf Sport Programme is broken into summer and winter seasons to keep our lifeguards fit year-round.
The Pāpāmoa SLSC offers professional coaching by our Senior Coach Jake Cowdrey in all surf sports disciplines including swimming, board or ski paddling, canoe (four person) racing and the beach events of sprints and beach flags.
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 lifesaving movement and helps Pāpāmoa SLSC recruit and retain quality lifeguards.
Refining lifesaving skills is an important part of surf lifesaving sport and 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.
Programme cost: $180 per season
- Gear allocation
- Carnival fees
- Surf Lifeguard Award
- 20 hours minimum patrol through the season
- Current member of Pāpāmoa SLSC (click REGISTER NOW link above to become a member)
18th October - 25th December 2021
Monday Ski 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Tuesday Board 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday Iron 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Thursday Board 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Friday Ski 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Saturday Iron 9:00am -10:30am
5th January - 15th January 2022
Monday Ski 9am - 10.30am
Tuesday Board 9am - 10.30am
Wednesday Iron 9am - 10.30am
Thursday Board 9am - 10.30am
Friday Ski 9am - 10.30am
Saturday Iron 9am - 10.30am
17th January - 13th March 2022
Same as Block 2 with the addition of:
Friday Club Nights 5.30pm - 6.30pm
There will be an allocation process which will be determined by: age, ability, experience, commitment to training, commitment to racing at carnivals, growing in line with the club values.
If you would like to be considered for a club board or ski please complete the gear allocation form and return it to Jake. A Craft Damage and Etiquette Agreement needs to be signed by every athlete regardless of whether they will be using personal or club gear.
- Water bottle
- Suitable clothing (active-wear for dry land, wetsuit for ski)
- Running gear (shoes)
BOP Spring Board and Ski Series #1 Saturday 6th November 9am Mount Maunganui
BOP Spring Board and Ski Series #2 Saturday 20th November 9am Mount Maunganui
Whangamata Classic Saturday 4th December Whangamata
BOP Seniors Saturday 15th January Pāpāmoa
Pāpāmoa Palmers Beach Carnival Sunday 16th January Pāpāmoa
ERCs Seniors Friday 28th – Sunday 30th January Mount Maunganui
TSB NZ Surf Lifesaving Championships Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th March New Brighton, Christchurch
Information on the Winter 2022 programme will be added closer to the season.