About Junior Surf


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This season we are pleased to offer again our popular Little Nippers program, aimed at children aged 1 - 6 years who are keen to get involved early!

The program runs along side our junior program on Sundays at 10am. This enables your little nipper to meet junior club members and aspire to become junior club members themselves. 

Junior Surf Program

Junior Surf

Lyall Bay Surf Life Saving Club runs a Junior Surf program for 7 - 13 year olds

The Junior Surf Program is designed to teach children important beach and surf safety skills

Our program is sport development based with the emphasis on

  • Having Fun
  • Being with friends
  • Exercise
  • Being part of a team
  • Fair play
  • Saving Lives

We start the Junior Program with some water confidence drills and those aged 10-13 are tested and awarded their 200m swim badge at Freyberg Pool in preparation for the season opening.

These sessions run on Sundays in mid October with sessions starting at 9am for under 10 year olds (NIPPERS) and 10am for under 14 year olds (Juniors). (dates to be confirmed)

Junior surf sessions at Lyall Bay Beach start in the first week of  November and continue on Sunday mornings during the summer go through till the end of March with a short break over Chirstmas.

Junior Surf Carnivals

All juniors have the opportunity to compete at local surf club carnivals throughout the summer season.

Carnivals are a great way to develop their surf skills in a fun and competitive environment, experience other beaches and meet juniors from other clubs.

Oceans Athletes

Ocean Athletes program is for 10 - 13 year olds who want to attend "Oceans" U14 National championships at Orewa Beach, Auckland in late early March.

Ocean Athletes provides enjoyable and rewarding experiences that at a young age, develop lasting self - esteem, positive attitude to physical activity and health shared by children and their parents

The Ocean Athletes squad trains a number of times weekly during summer and also at the pool over winter to build up their skills. Pool training is underway from  early June at Freyberg Pool with 10 and 11 year olds poolside at 8.45am followed by 12 and 13 year olds poolside at 9:45am

Lyall Bay Oceans Athletes are consistently high performers at "Oceans" U14 National championships.

Our Oceans age athletes are encouraged to register for both our winter programme and summer programme. Winter registration's for Oceans athletes is early May with summer registration mid September.  

Registering with Surf Life Saving New Zealand

If you are wishing to register your child/ren into our surf program, it is a requirement that they become members of Surf Life Saving New Zealand, please follow this link and fill out the required fields for each of your child/ren.  This will give your child/ren a SLSNZ number which will be with them throught their surf life.  

If you are already a member of SLSNZ and wish to transfer from an existing club to Lyall Bay SLSC or for any further help or enquires on registration please email: admin@lyallbayslsc.org.nz