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Surf Official Development

Daw-breakerJamieTroughton20From local surf carnivals to our national championships surf sport needs great officials. Being a surf official is a rewarding way to stay involved and contribute to surf sports and to meet others who share a common passion for our sport.

The Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) official courses have been designed by experts from SLSNZ and Sport and Recreation New Zealand (SPARC). Whether you're new to officiating or have many years experience, our courses will develop your skills and set you up to be a great official at whatever level you choose. Please read on to find out all you need to know about our officials courses and thanks for your interest in being a surf official - we look forward to seeing you at our courses and out on the beach!


SLSNZ Officials Pathway

SLSNZ currently offers two officials courses throughout the country. Courses are delivered by trained facilitators who are also experienced officials, and are designed to meet the need of officials at each level. 

Check out the information on the Surf Official Level 1 Course

Check out the information on the Surf Official Level 2 Course

Once you're an accredited official the key to your development is getting out and being an active official at events over the summer. SLSNZ will also continue to develop additional learning and development opportunities for officials.

How to book on to a Course

Information on how to book a course and the required prerequisites can be found here 

Find when courses are happening in your local area

Visit the Local Activity Calendars page.