2024 New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Championships

Event Details

Thu 14 Mar 8:00AM - Sun 17 Mar 4:00PM
Mount Maunganui Beach, 21 Adams Avenue, , Mount Maunganui, Tauranga 3116, National


The 2024 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 Mount Maunganui, 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 WAVES Event Management System. Each club has access to this system and will process entries. Clubs will be invoiced for payment following the event.

Entries Close: 11:00am, Monday 4th March 2024. (please note, individual clubs may have an earlier deadline to administer team entries)

Senior Entry Fee: $150 per person (incl GST)
Masters Entry Fee: $100 per person  (incl GST)
Senior & Masters Entry Fee: $150 per person (incl GST)

Boat Crew Entry Fee: $400 per crew (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.