Senior Surf Sports
What is Senior Surf Sports?
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 Gisborne March 2020.
The Papamoa SLSC offers professional coaching in all surf sports disciplines.
Registered for programme (register now link) and paid surf sport levy.
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Senior Summer Surf Sport Programme Details:
This programme caters for all level of athletes, and covers a variety of surf and craft disciplines (including swim, board & ski). Individuals will be assessed and managed by our Senior Coach Chas Clark, and Assistant Senior Coach Jake Cowdrey. As part of the senior programme, specialist beach sessions will be offered (see details below), to ensure all our senior athletes achieve their goals and best outcomes.
DATES: Start 30th October 2019
Finish March 2020 - after Nationals
DAYS: Monday-Friday 5.30pm - 7.00pm *
Saturday 8.30am-10am *
COST: $180 inc gst / per Athlete
*It is expected that all athletes will be on the beach ready to begin training at the start time of each session.
** Regular correspondence to registered athletes will be done via Surf Sports athletes specific Facebook page
* Gear Allocation
* Competition entry fees
Senior Summer Beach Sport Programme Details:
This is an exciting specialist programme for competitive beach athletes that will be coached by the current National Open Mens Beach Sprint Title holder Aidan Smith.
DATES: Start 2nd November 2019
Finish March 2020
DAYS: Saturday 8.30am-10am
LOCATION: Predominantly based on the beach outside the surf club although some training days may occur at other venues to develop specific outcomes.
COST: $100 inc gst / per Athlete
* Competition entry fees
If you would like additional information regarding
programmes, please contact Senior Coach: