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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Eastern Region Pool Rescue Championships: August 26-27 2023, Te Rapa Waterworld, Hamilton. 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

Central Region Pool Rescue Championships: September 17 2023, Makino Aquatic Centre Feilding. Results

New Zealand Pool Rescue Championships: September 29-1 October 2023, Sir Owen Glenn National Aquatic Centre, Auckland. Results


ILS IRB Race FestNovember 5, Orewa. Results

Eastern Region IRB Championships: November 26, Waikanae. Results

Northern Region IRB ChampionshipsJanuary 20-21, Ruakaka. Results

bp Surf Rescue North Island IRB Championships: February 10-11, Waipu Cove. Results

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

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


Capital Classic, November 18, Lyall Bay. Results

Whangamata Classic, December 9, Whangamata. Results

NZ Surf Boat Trial, December 10, Whangamata

Central Region ChampionshipsJanuary 13-14, Fitzroy. Results

Eastern Region ChampionshipsJanuary 27-28, Mt Maunganui. Results

North Island Surf Boat ChampionshipsFebruary 3-4, Waihi Beach. Results

Northern Region Championships: February 17-18, Whangamata. Results

The five competitions that make up are New Zealand Surf Boat Series are:  Capital Classic, Whangamata Classic, CRC's, ERC's and North Island Championships.



Central Region Junior Championships: January 12, Fitzroy. Results

Northern Region Championships & U10 Royale: February 3-4, Orewa, Results

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

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

Oceans '24: February 22-25, Mount Maunganui Beach, Tauranga. Results


Whangamata Classic: December 9, Whangamata. Results

Central Region Championships: January 13-14, Fitzroy Beach. Results

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

Northern Region Championships: February 17-18, Whangamata. 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