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Equipment and Supplier Information

Surf Lifeguard PFDs

Hutchwilco Reactor & Neoprene PFD's

Available for purchase on the SLSNZ Club Shop now - contact your club administrator for more information

Helmet Suppliers


P (09) 528 0788 E W
Download the SLSNZ Hutchwilco Helmet Order Form here (pdf)


P (781) 582 8125 E


P (618) 975 79118 W


P 0416 243 271 E


P 1800 646 086 E

NZ Sailing Ltd

P (09) 426 6582 W


For more information about the SLSNZ deal with Kubota click here.

Surf Sport Equipment and Supplier Information

Ski and Boards

Sonic Surfcraft - Matt and Kylee Sutton

P 06 863 2948 0800 Sonic NZ E  W

Kracka Racing Surfcraft

P 0061 249 426 177 (AU) E W

Dolphin Surf Craft

P 07 575 0342 E W
NZ Distributor - Jo Percy

Surf Boats

South Coast Surf Boats

P 0061 244 544 599 E W

Surf Canoes

Boulder Bay Industries Ltd.

P 06 759 9393 E W

CSP Ltd.

P 06 867 6676 E

Competition Caps

Pivot Marketing, Mount Maunganui

P 07 574 0090

Sheryl Johnson, Papamoa


Flora Monga

M 021 062 8741

Karen Roberts


Classic Apparel, Levin

P 06 367 9168

Pool Events Equipment



John Vaughan & Co Ltd A | 2 Lochy St, Petone, New Zealand


Lifesaving Society of Canada



Royal Lifesaving Australia


There are a number of different types of fins available for Pool Lifesaving Events. This is a basic overview of the products:

  • Brands - Special Fins and Speed Fins have a reliable track record in fin manufactuing and generally their fins last longer than other brands.
  • Firmness - soft fins are great for those athlete who don't have great kick strength, so the better and stronger your kick is the hard the fin you could potentially use.  If you cannot drive a hard stiffer fin then this might produce a decrease in times compared to a softer fin that can be driven throughout the length of the race.
  • Speed-Fins - these are great fins for the elite athletes but if you aren't in the top tier then the special fins will be fine to race in at a lower cost.

Fin Brands and Suppliers: