The Junior Surf Programme is an integral part of surf club
activity. It is designed to enrich the lives of our young
members through engaging activities and active participation,
leading to the acquisition of personal, life saving and competition
skills, in a safe aquatic environment. Children between 7-13
years participate in organised activity that ensures they are
educated in surf safety as well as confident to undertake training
for their Surf Lifeguard Award at age
The aims of the Junior Surf Programme
1.To learn the skills required to gain the
Surf Lifeguard Award.
2.To provide the best possible life saving
experience for all juniors with the view to encouraging long-term
3. To provide opportunities for juniors to
actively participate in and enjoy life saving and competition in an
4. To ensure our junior members are safe on
new Zealand's beaches through building knowledge and experiences in
the Junior Surf programme.
5. To develop a team based philosophy
encompassing leadership, camaraderie, teamwork and fun.
6. To promote social, emotional and physical
growth and development in a healthy and safe environment.
Northern Region clubs conduct their Junior Surf activities
between the months of October and March. Members can participate in
Inter-club, Regional and National Competitions. Junior Surf is
designed to provide an educational experience in a wide range of
subjects and skills within the aquatic/marine environment. The
programme also aids in the preparation of junior members for
eventual transition into the lifeguarding and sporting aspects of
Information on the updated Junior Surf Programme can now be
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