2023 TSB New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships

Event Details

Thu 9 Mar 8:00AM - Sun 12 Mar 4:00PM
New Brighton, Christchurch, 186 Marine Parade, New Brighton, Christchurch 8083, National

Event Contact:

Lewis McClintock

Tel: 027 239 5622

Email: lewis.mcclintock@surflifesaving.org.nz



The 2023 TSB New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships represents the pinnacle event of the season with 1500 athletes anticipated to attend the iconic event. From Masters who have lost track of the number of Nationals they have attended to 14 year olds experiencing the event for the first time, Nationals caters to all levels of participation and almost all aspects of Surf Life Saving. You will see New Zealand representatives, canoes, surf boat crews, surf swimmers, beach sprinters, ski and board paddlers all having a crack at being the next National Champion!

Returning to New Brighton Beach, we invite you to celebrate the very best of Surf Life Savers as our members compete for their friends and against their fellow athletes.



Entries must be made using the SLSNZ Online Event Entry System. Each club has access to this system and will process entries. Clubs will be invoiced for payment following the event.

Entries Close: 10:00am, Monday 27th February 2023. (please note, individual clubs may have an earlier deadline to administer team entries)

Senior Entry Fee: $120 per person (incl GST)
Masters Entry Fee: $75 per person / includes event t-shirt (incl GST)
Senior & Masters Entry Fee: $150 per person (incl GST)


All participants and officials with a pre-existing medical condition must complete and submit a Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Declaration form prior to the close of entries. These forms are to be submitted to the Event Manager by email as early as possible.

It is important to note that that a pre-existing medical condition includes a concussion event that has occurred prior to this event.

Once submitted, the forms will be reviewed by SLSNZ and a decision will be made on whether a Competitor Waiver form is required to be completed.

Ōtautahi Christchurch is a city bristling with energy and a refreshing urban centre full of new secrets to discover. If you haven’t been here in a while, you’re in for a surprise.  New Brighton plays host to the 2023 TSB New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships and has plenty to explore while you’re in town. Between city and sea, New Brighton ticks a lot of boxes for a day out and about.  Christchurch is stacked with street art, quirky laneways and world-class foodie finds, just waiting to be explored. Explore Christchurch.



Thanks to Bluebridge, SLSNZ is able to offer all participants and supporters

 will receive 20% off all Cook Strait Bluebridge Flexi Sail retail fares.

  • It is valid for bookings from 31 October, for travel on all sailings between 15 February 2023 and 20 March 2023.
  • Please see link for T & C's
  • Follow this link to make a booking 


  • Thursday (Masters) - Results
  • Thursday  - Results
  • Friday - Results
  • Saturday - Results
  • Sunday - Results