Competitions, Calendar and Results

Competitions have a long and proud history within the Surf Life Saving movement and continue to play a significant role in ensuring that our members have the ability and passion to meet the challenging environments within which Surf Life Saving delivers its essential lifesaving service.  From local surf carnivals to our National Championships, competition brings the membership together and provides opportunities for Juniors through to Masters to develop and compete across huge range of disciplines.

Surf Lifesaving New Zealand and Surf Life Saving Clubs hold a wide range of competitions over a season for all ages from 7 years through to Masters.  In this section you will find quick links to our events calendar and results starting with Pool Rescue Events through to our National Championships.  For all competitions and activities head to our Calendar for full details or click on the key events tittles below.

In this section you will find the 2020-2021 season competitions information, links to the overall competitions and activities calendar along with the results.  Competitions in this section have been organised in the following titles:

  • Pool Rescue Competitions
  • IRB Competitions
  • Surf Boat Competitions
  • Junior (Nippers) Competitions
  • Senior and Masters Competitions

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Central Region Pool Rescue Championships: August 13 2023, Palmerston North Boys High School, Palmerston North, Results

Eastern Region Pool Rescue Championships: August 26-27 2023, Kiwa Pools, Gisborne, Results

Northern Region Pool Rescue Championships: September 2-3 2023, National Aquatic Centre, Auckland, Results

Southern Region Pool Rescue Championships: September 9-10 2023, Jellie Park Recreation & Sports Centre, Christchurch, Results

New Zealand Pool Rescue Championships: September 29-1 October 2023, Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre, Auckland, NZ Pool Rescue Results - Medalist, NZ Pool Rescue Results - Full Results with Times


Eastern Region IRB Championships: November 26, Waikanae, Results

Northern Region IRB Championships: March 9-10 tbc, venue tbc, Results

bp Surf Rescue South Island Championships: March 2, Waikouaiti, North Dunedin, Results

bp Surf Rescue North Island Championships: dates tbc, Whangamata, Results

bp Surf Rescue New Zealand IRB Championships: March 23-24, Waikouaiti, North Dunedin, Results


New Zealand Surf Boat Series The five competitions below make up the New Zealand Surf Boat Series, more detail to come. Results

Capital Coast Classicdates tbc, venue tbc, Results

Central Region Senior ChampionshipsJanuary 12-14, venue tbc, Results

Eastern Region Senior ChampionshipsJanuary 26-28, Mt Maunganui, Results

North Island Surf Boat ChampionshipFebruary 3-4, Waihi Beach, Results

NZ Surf Boat Trial, dates tbc, venue tbc


Central Region Junior Championships: January 12th 2023, venue tbc, Results

Northern Region Junior Championships & U10 Royale: February 3-4, venue tbc, Results

Eastern Region Junior Carnival: February 10-11, Whangamata, Results

Southern Region Junior Championships: February 10-11, Christchurch, Results

Oceans '23: February 22-25, Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga, Results


Whangamata Classic: December 10, Whangamata, Results

Central Region Senior Championships: January 14-15, Fitzroy Beach, Results

Eastern Region Senior Championships: January 26-28, Mt Maunganui, Results

Northern Region Championships: February 17-18, venue tbc, Results

Southern Region Championships: February 17-18, Warrington, Otago, Results

New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships (Nationals): March 14-17, Mt Maunganui, Senior Results; Masters Results

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Competition and activities Calendar