The beach is a fantastic place for kids and we provide a junior surf programme for 5-13 year-olds, focused on fun, skill development and improving confidence in the water.
There are plenty of opportunities to get your youngster involved, with Nippers programmes running on Sunday mornings and Wednesday afternoons, surf sports and lifeguarding squads to join and our superb school holiday programme!
You can also register on any Sunday of the season, at 9.30am before each session begins. Registration forms are available from the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service office.
Nippers - Building skills on the beach
Our Nippers programme starts in early November, running every Sunday morning from 10am –12pm, with a break over the Christmas/New Year period, and Wednesday afternoons during the school terms.
Ocean squad - Join our National Champions!
The Ocean Athletes squad are the next generation of surf sport stars, who just love being out on the water and racing up and down the sand.
This programme is for 10—13-year-olds, who have generally come through the Nippers programme. Trainings starts in early October, running Monday to Friday 4.00-5.15pm, and on Saturday from 10am-12pm. You don’t need to attend every session – just pick the ones that suit!
Rookie lifeguards - Lifeguards in training
Rookie lifeguards are junior surf members gearing up to join their senior colleagues by helping out on patrol. Rookies are 12 and 13-year-olds, who can swim 200m meters in a pool in under 4:30mins, as well as being current members of the club.
Junior surf holiday programme
Each year, we run a holiday programme for the 8 and 9 year-old junior surf members, providing six weeks of intensive coaching to build skills and keep our younger members active over the summer holidays.
Contact the club for more information on 07 575 5595 or email@example.com