Prizegiving 2020

Due to ongoing restrictions related to COVID-19 we will not be able to host an in-person prizegiving at the club this season. However, we are pleased to announce that we will be bringing Prizegiving 2020 to you electronically. All active lifeguards will be invited to a Zoom call where awards will be announced as with a traditional prizegiving. In addition, we will be livestreaming the zoom call to the Whiritoa Lifeguard Service Facebook page and you will be able to comment and interact in real time (link below to our Facebook Page) and invite our wider community to join us there. In addition we will look to host a trophy and medal presentation event at Labour Weekend if restrictions allow

Prizegiving will held on Saturday May 30th beginning at 5pm.

Link to club facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/whiritoaclub/

Lifeguards please keep your eye on the Facebook groups for the invitation to the Zoom call.

Look forward to celebrating the successess of the season with you all

Additionally the Clubs AGM is being held at 10am Sunday May 31st electronically and information has been distributed to members via email.

Cheers
Kane Cocker and Ethan Tomaszyk
Lifesaving Director and Club Captain
Whiritoa LGS

Please do not access the surf club during alert level 4

To the person who has keys, but does not know the new alarm code, who tried to access the Whiritoa Surf Club today, (and a few days ago), please stop trying to access the club immediately.
1. You are breaking COV19-ID alert level 4 stay at home rules.
2. You obviously cannot read, as there is a do not enter sign clearly posted on the surf club entrance front door.
Please note, when the surf club alarm is triggered and not reset, the system automatically calls our security company. You are then putting people at risk who have to go to the club to reset the alarm.
If this unauthorised access continues, one of the options is that we will have to consider changing all the club locks. We do not want to have to resort to this expensive exercise.
Any information that will help us identify the person who is trying to access the club will be appreciated and treated confidentially.
Garry Christoffersen
Chairperson
Whiritoa Lifeguard Service

 

Please read re Covid-19 and Whiritoa Lifeguard Service

Dear club member(s)

The Whiritoa Lifeguard Service is committed to ensuring the health, safety and well-being of all our members in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The health of our volunteers, members, and community are our highest priority when making decisions that impact our core activities of Patrolling and Search and Rescue.

After thoroughly considering information provided by Surf Lifesaving NZ and the latest advice provided by the Government, the Whiritoa Lifeguard Service Committee is suspending ALL club services/activities. This decision will be reviewed on Monday 13 April 2020.

This includes, but not limited to; lifeguard training, surf sports training, all social gatherings or overnight stays, and the bar will remain closed. Additionally, the Club Awards and Prize Giving that was to be held at Easter is postponed until 30 May 2020 (Queens Birthday Weekend), however this date may need to be revisited.

Until further notice, permission to enter the Whiritoa Lifeguard Service facilities is required from one of the following people; Garry Christoffersen, Chairperson; Dave East, President; Kane Cocker, Lifeguard Director; Grant Watson, Facilities Director. This directive applies to all people, Club and non-members.

With our Senior Lifeguard members residing all over the country (possible domestic travel restrictions) and not having the resources to meet the Surf Life Saving New Zealand COVID-19 Operations protocols, this means that the Whiritoa Lifeguard Service will not be able provide a surf patrol at Whiritoa Beach over Easter weekend. However, we will be exploring alternative patrolling options with Surf Life Saving New Zealand and we will update you closer to Easter.

While our club’s patrolling is suspended SLSNZ continues to operate call out squads to respond to emergencies in the water. If you see someone in trouble in the water and the beach is not patrolled please dial 111 and ask for police who can request assistance from these specialised teams if required.

To keep up with the latest information from Surf Life Saving New Zealand refer to https://www.surflifesaving.org.nz/organisation/covid-19  and for the latest of COVID-19 from the Governments website at https://covid19.govt.nz/

Keep safe and look after each other.

Kind regards

Dave, Garry, Kane, Ethan, Maiya, Jane, Jodie, Bruce and Grant

Whiritoa Lifeguard Service Committee.

Whiritoa Junior Surf Key Dates 19/20

Whiritoa Junior Surf Key Dates 19/20 

Please, note changes may be made to the times and dates due to weather or other circumstances. A text will be sent out and a post will be made on the junior surf facebook page about any changes. So make sure to join our junior surf facebook page to keep up to date.

For any other questions please email Maiya Bonney on whiritoa.sls.juniorsurf@gmail.com

Date Junior surf Surf sport sessions Notes
Friday 27th December Registration Day 

 11 am to 1 pm

Saturday 28th December Induction Day 

Nippers and sandcrabs

9:00am- 10:00am

Cadets, Rookies and Trainees 

9:30am – 10:30am

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

10:30- 11:30 am 

Sunday 29th December Pool day at Waihi Town pools (at the school) 

Trainees 7 am

Rookies 8am 

Cadets 8:45 am 

Nippers(9-10 year olds) 9:30 am 

Nippers (7-8 year olds) 10:15 am

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Sandcrabs 9:00 am -10:00 am at surf club 

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Please bring $2 per kid swimming to pay for the pool fee
Monday 30th December  First day or junior surf
Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Tuesday 31st December Trainees 

Waihi pool 8-9 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm 

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Wednesday 1st January Late start junior surf 
Sandcrabs 

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm 
Little Nippers

1:15pm – 2:15 pm 
Big Nippers 

12:00pm – 1:00pm 
Cadets 

12:00pm- 1:30 pm

 

Rookies 

12:30pm – 2:00 pm 
Trainees  

1:00 – 4:00 pm 

Thursday 2nd January King of the mountain 8:00- 10:00 am  in the morning with junior surf sessions after. 
Sandcrabs 

10:00 am- 11:00 am 
Little Nippers 

10:00- 11:30 am 
Big Nippers 

11:00 am- 12:00pm 
Cadets 

10:30 am – 12:00pm
Rookies 

10:30 am- 12:00pm 
Trainees 

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Friday 3rd January Trainees 

Waihi pool 8-9 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm 
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Saturday 4th January Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm 

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Beach clean up 4pm at surf club
Sunday  5th January Whiritoa Carnival 

(For Nippers, Cadets and Rookies)
Sandcrabs and Trainees day off 

Monday 6th January Pauanui Carnival 

(For Nippers, Cadets and Rookies)
Sandcrabs 

9:00-10:00 am 
Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 

Junior surf BBQ 5:30pm 
Tuesday 7th January Nippers, Cadets, and Rookies day off
Sandcrabs 

9:00-10:00 am 
Trainees 

Waihi pool 8-9 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Wednesday 8th January Whanga carnival 

(For sandcrabs, nippers, cadets and rookies)
Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 

Thursday 9th January Trainees 

Waihi pool 8-9 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Fire service 12-1pm

Trainee sleepover  

Friday 10th January Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm  

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Fluro Friday 5:30pm 
Saturday 11th January Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm 

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Movie night 
4 pm Sandcrabs, Nippers
6pm rookies, cadets 
Sunday 12th January Day Off 
Monday 13th January Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm 

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Amazing race
Tuesday 14th January Trainees 

Waihi pool 8-9 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Wednesday 15th January Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm 

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Thursday 16th January Trainees 

Waihi pool 8-9 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Nippers mud day
Friday 17th January  Last day of junior surf 
Trainees 

PT- 7:30am-8:30 am

Surf club 10am- 12pm

Surf club  1-2 pm 
Sandcrabs 

9:00 am -10:00 am 
Little Nippers 

9:30 am-10:30am 
Big nippers 

10 am -11 am 
Cadets  

10:00 am- 11:30 am
Rookies

10:30 am- 12 pm 

10-13 year olds surf sport session

 

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Saturday 18th January  Trainee exam  

 

Download the pdf document below to print it off if you want a copy. Otherwise, it will be up on the junior surf board in the Surf Club hall.

Whiritoa Junior Surf Key Dates 19_20

See you all at the beach!!