Senior Surf Sports
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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 Christchurch in 2022.

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


  • Lifeguard Award

  • 20 hours minimum of patrol through the season

  • Current member of Papamoa SLSC

  • Registered for programme (register now link) and paid surf sport levy.

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