Junior surf is for children aged 713 and their families. A The junior surf programme is designed to give children the opportunity to become surf and safety educated and to prepare them to become fully qualiied lifeguards when they turn 14.
Additionally, there is the opportunity for participants in junior surf to compete in Canterbury carnivals, the Southern Ocean Athlete championships, and the New Zealand under 14 Ocean Athlete championships.
The Junior Surf program 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 Nippers
10 – 13 years Ocean Athletes
12 – 13 year Rookies
After the age of 14 there is the opportunity to sit the Surf Lifesaving 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. Join us at the Club on Sunday mornings - have a swim and enjoy a sausage sizzle after in a family friendly environment. Contact Email Liz, Junior Surf Co-ordinator firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to get involved as a New Brighton Nipper.