Senior Surf Sports
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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.

Costs & Requirements - Winter Season

Programme cost: $150 

Additional costs:

  • Uniform
  • 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)​
Winter Training Programme

Block 1

3rd May - 23rd July 2022

Monday         Ski - Beginner and Advanced Squads      4.30pm - 5.30pm

Tuesday        Dry Land Training                                      5pm - 6pm  

Wednesday   Ski - Beginner and Advanced Squads      4:30pm - 5:30pm

Thursday       Dry Land Training                                     5pm - 6pm

Saturday        Ski - Beginner and Advanced Squads      9am - 10am

Gear Allocation

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. 

What To Bring
  • Water bottle
  • Suitable clothing (active-wear for dry land, wetsuit for ski)
  • Running gear (shoes)
  • Paddle/bung
  • Stopwatch
Winter 2022 Competitions & Events

Winter Series Cambridge to Hamilton                       Sunday 18th September 2022                                Cambridge

Eastern Region Pool Rescue Championships          Saturday 10th - Sunday 11th September 2022       Hamilton

National Pool Rescue Championships                      Friday 7th October - Sunday 9th October 2022      Auckland


If you have any questions regarding the programmes, please email Jake Cowdrey at

Participants of the programme, please sign up to the Senior Surf Sports Facebook Group Page for regular updates.