Surf Sport Sundays

Surf Sport Sundays starting this summer!!

Junior surf members aged 7 to 14 come along and join in some training and lots of fun. Our coaches and lifeguards are running the sessions voluntarily so parents, family and anyone keen to get involved and help out, come down to the surf club on a Sunday morning.

Sign up to become a junior surf member for 19/20 online at

Be there ready in togs, skull cap and a Hi-Vis vest with sunblock on ready to go (If you haven’t got a hi-vis vest we can lend you one for the session until clothing sales open up again).


Surf Sport Sundays

Membership subscriptions- Increase 19/20

Just an update on our 19/20 membership prices as you may have noticed that they have increased slightly. This is due to our membership subscription prices not increasing in at least 15 years. Less than 10% of our current income currently comes from memberships.

Meanwhile, our costs have increased significantly over this time.

Lifeguards training costs have increased with ATV and first aid training now included, uniforms are provided and all courses and competition entries are paid.

Junior Surf costs have increased significantly with increased coaching as the program is now 30% longer duration.

Revenue projections are also less certain with $20000 pa sponsorship replacement money from Trust Waikato due to expire at the end of 2020/2021 season with no guarantees of a new sponsor.

The increased rates below are more reflective of the costs to run the club each year,

New rates from 1/12/2019

Subscription Type Price Comment
Lifeguard / U19 $65.00
U16/U19 student $65.00
Junior surf U14 $50.00 + uniform
Sand crabs U7 $30.00 no uniform required
Associates $45.00
PL Associates $5.00 No change
Local resident Associate $35.00 New
Family Memberships $120.00 3 members
( Approx. 15% discount) $160.00 4 members
$200.00 5 members
$240.00 6 members
$270.00 7members
Discounts to above 10% If paid by 30/11

Whiritoa Summer Holiday Programme 19/20

Fri 27th Dec


Meet on the beach by the walkway nearest to the Surf Club. Open to all ages, individuals, groups and families. Use innovation and skill to impress the judges.

Use only natural materials.  Gold coin donation please.

Sat 28 Dec


Kids, Nippers come and dig for prizes. Hands only. Meet at walkway left of Surf Club. Gold coin donation please.


Open to all ages. If interested sign up at shop by noon on Friday 27th Dec. Entry fee- Adults $5, child (12 & under) $3. Draw will be posted at Surf Club, shop and court. Saving day will be Sunday  if wet.


A popular and hotly contested event. Form a team with friends, family or neighbours to compete. A great way to meet your neighbours or other people in your street. Teams of 7, minimum of 3 females.

Two age group competitions – Adults, and kids (under 14 years of age at 30/12/2017).

$100 cash for the winning adult team and $50 cash for winning kids team.

Entry per team, $10 Adults and $5 kids. 

Sign up at the Surf Club on the day or contact Garry on 027 245 7595 by 4 pm 28/12/2019 to register. Quench your thirst in the bar afterwards.

CONCERT This event is followed by a concert on the Surf Club deck- Kit and his band, Acoustic Twist. Relax with a cool drink, linger, listen and boogie at the best beach bar in Paradise

Sunday 29th Dec



Kids, enjoy some messy fun. Please register at the shop for this popular event by 6pm on Saturday 28th.   Held outside the Surf Club.  Gold coin donation please.

 Monday 30th Dec


  • 2-3pm Juniors Pre-teens

Learn the basics, develop your skills and join in some fun activities.

  • 3.30 -4.30pm Teenagers

Activities and a mini comp. Get your mates together for a friendly game with some coaching from some experienced players.  Prizes.

 The net will be up most days for people to form teams and have their own competition and fun.


At the Surf Club.  Teams of 5 for ages 8-12 years only.  Test your knowledge of music, sports, books, movies, geography and pop culture and enjoy a fun evening.  

$10 per team. Form your own team or come along to join another.

 Tuesday 31st Dec

SCAVENGER HUNT  3 pm for kids- 12 and younger. Meet at the Surf Club.

A gold coin donation please.

Bring a carrier bag and a pencil. Must be done on foot. A test of local knowledge, observation and smart thinking.

No evening events planned for New Year’s Eve.

 Wednesday 1st  January


Mums and Dads, send the kids along while you enjoy some quiet time while you recover from last night’s partying.

Hey kids! Get creative. A quiet, indoor activity doing beachy arts and crafts at the Surf Club. For children aged 7-12 years. A maximum of 20 so first in, first served. Please bring $2 towards cost of materials.


Form a team or join a team of 6 to put your brains to the test. At the Surf Club.

An evening of light-hearted entertainment and competition.

Entry charge of $5 per person. Prizes. Bar will be open for refreshments.

This is always very popular so be early or you will miss out.

Thurs 2nd  Jan


A long standing Whiritoa tradition.  Registration forms available at shop and Surf Club from 31 Dec.

Sign up at 8am, ready for an 8.30 am start. Kids- up to 15, Men, Women.

Cups and prizes to be won.

Entry charge $10 an adult, $5 per child, $30 per family

A fundraiser for a fantastic cause- our Surf Club.

This is an event that is much looked forward to. However, despite running for over 45 years there is a risk that it will not continue if we do not have volunteers prepared to take on its organisation. We need an organiser for next year so please contact Wendy or the current organisers if you can help.


Come and strut your stuff. Categories include all ages, girls, boys, women and men. Register at Surf Club between 2 – 3pm. Entry fee applies. Please be prompt. Competition starts at 4pm

Fri 3rd Jan


All are welcome- absolutely no experience needed.. It’s relaxed and fun- bring your family and challenge them too.  In the Community Hall with Dawn. A fundraiser for the Surf Club. Cost- $5 per person. Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Open to all ages.

 BEACH FAIR 9AM-1PM Yes, it’s back!

Along the beach front by the Surf Club. Lots of stalls selling fruit, veges, crafts, plants etc. Bring your cash and support the local community.

Events may have to be cancelled or postponed at short notice if weather is unfavourable.

Please check notice boards for further details and any changes to the programme.

Events are organised and run by volunteers for your enjoyment- Please support them.

Any proceeds go to support the sterling work of our Surf Club

We are always looking for new ideas for events, willing helpers to run them and sponsors.

If you are able to contribute prizes or sponsorship, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Wendy on or ph 0273422353.

Click on the link below to get a copy of all the dates and times so you can print it off and have it on your fridge in prep for summer!


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Our 24/7 Whiritoa community defibrillator is installed!!!

Check out our new outside community defibrillator that is accessible 24/7!! Thanks to everyone who donated as this wouldn’t have happened without the generous support we received.  This defibrillator is accessible 24/7 with just a simple call to 111 to ask for the access code to the defib. This means that a defib is available instantly while waiting for further help to arrive.

Why a defibrillator is important:

  • 5 New Zealanders suffer a sudden cardiac arrest each day
  • 6% of patients who suffered sudden cardiac arrest in public were defibrillated with a public access defibrillator
  • Sudden cardiac arrest kills 5 x that of the national road toll, every year
  • Use of an AED within 3-5 min of collapse can increase the chance of survival by up to 44%

What is an AED or defib? 

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator, but it’s also commonly referred to as a defib. An AED is a portable medical device that can automatically assess a patient’s heart rhythm. It judges whether defibrillation is needed and, if required, administers an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart.

AEDs are very clever machines – they do all the grunt work and use voice or visual prompts to guide the user through the rescue process. Anyone can use an AED – you don’t have to be medically qualified.

AED Locations 

Our new community defib/AED is already set up and linked through or check out the AED locations app on android or iPhone. Show this to your family, children, and friends so that they know how to find an AED in the time of need. There are now over 10,000 locations on the app.


Further info? 

Download the St Johns app which has a CPR tutorial and an AED tutorial. A few minutes of watching the tutorials could save someones life one day.

For more information on AEDs:

Or if you are interested to purchase an AED check out the defib store!