Junior Surf Education

The SLSNZ Junior Surf Programme is designed to enrich the lives of our young members through engaging activities and active participation, leading to the acquisition of personal, life saving and competition skills, in a safe aquatic environment. The purpose of this programme is to assist clubs, junior surf coordinators, parents and volunteers to deliver a successful Junior Surf Programme.

How do we become involved in a Junior Surf programme?

Each Club runs its own Junior Surf programme. For contact details of Surf Life Saving Clubs around the country click hereMost Clubs run their Junior Surf programme on Sunday morning or afternoon from October through to March, joining is as easy as heading down to the beach and signing up!


Local areas provide regular Junior Surf competition events for those members who want to take part in events and have fun testing their skills against those from other Clubs.

Junior Surf Coaching

Junior Surf offers the rewarding opportunity to give something back to your Club and community by becoming a Junior Surf Coach or Co-ordinator, no qualifications are needed just an understanding of Lifeguarding and the skills taught and a passion to encourage others! 

Find out more about the Introduction to Surf Coaching Award.