About Surf Sports

About Surf Sport​​​​​​​

Surf Sports are an important part of life-saving culture and it is something that we would like to build on. Here at Whiritoa LGS we encourage all lifeguards to participate in rescue style events to ensure that all lifeguards’ fitness is kept up to a high standard and to create friendly competition within our club.

Training for and participation in Surf Sports enables Lifeguards to improve their lifesaving skills, fitness, and motivation. Junior Surf athletes through to Masters compete in a variety of aquatic and beach events testing their fitness and surf skills against one another and against nature

Surf Sports disciplines include swim, tube rescue, team surf race, board, ski, run, ironman and inflatable rescue boat (IRB).

Surf Sports events are held over the summer providing local, national and international competition for Surf Sports Lifeguards. Surf Lifesaving also holds pool regional and national pool competitions where clubs get the chance to compete against one and another in rescue, obstacle, and swimming races.

Although we are a small club, we encourage participation and enjoying yourself while competing. Coaching in specific areas can be arranged for those that are keen to get amongst it, we are lucky enough to have nice neighbours who allow us to come along to their trainings.

Our newly established sport coordinator for the coming 2020/21 season is Jayde Hanner. For any inquiries about surf sports, training sessions and details for the upcoming season please email – whiritoa.sls.juniorsurf@gmail.com

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