Junior surf is for children aged 7-13 and their families. Our junior surf programme is designed to give children the opportunity to become surf and safety educated and to prepare them to become fully qualified lifeguards when they turn 14. Or just to be safe and aware in the ocean and it's surroundings.
Additionally, there is the opportunity for junior surf members to compete in Canterbury carnivals, the Southern Region Championships, and the New Zealand Under 14 Ocean Athlete Championships.
The Junior Surf programme caters for children from ages 7 – 13. Age groups are calculated from the child’s age at the 30th September each year. This is the age group they will stay in for the season.
7 – 9 years Busy Bees (Nippers)
10 – 11 years Honey Bees (Ocean Athletes)
12 – 14 years Killer Bees (Rookies)
From the age of 13 there is the option to join the Rookie Lifeguard Programme. And at 14 they can train towards and pass their Surf Lifeguard Award. On achieving this the Juniors move to the Senior section of the club and can join patrol teams.
Junior surf is held on Sundays during the summer starting at 10am-12pm. Join us at the Club on Sunday mornings for beach then water activities, and enjoy a sausage sizzle afterwards in a family friendly environment.
Contact Kirsty, Junior Surf Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get involved in New Brighton Juniors.