2020-2021 Squads & Teams

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NZ Black Fins


The Ocean, Beach and pool rescue programme have a High Performance squad from which New Zealand representative teams are usually selected for international events.  Selection in to the High Performance Squad is based on performance and preformance potential in one or more disciplines (Ocean, Beach & Pool Rescue).   Athletes selected into the HP Squad and NZ Teams are done so according to the Selection Criteria.


Calling for Expressions of Interest from ocean and beach athletes aspiring to represent New Zealand on the world stage. Current HP Squad members do not need to re-submit an EOI. Click here to apply now.  EOI closes 16 April 2021.

Due to the disruptions from COVID and some athletes being based in Australia, selections will be made after the Australian domestic season finishes. Additions to the HP Squad will be announced late April via the SLSNZ Sport Facebook and on the SLSNZ High Performance webpage. 

Enquiries can be directed to the SLSNZ High Performance Manager Tanya.hamilton@surflifesaving.org.nz



  • Astaria Teakura , Mairangi Bay
  • Ava Smith, Wainui
  • Briana Irving , Waikanae
  • Carina Doyle, St Clair
  • Casie Fyall , Waikanae
  • Che Pulepule, Maranui
  • Chris Dawson , Midway
  • Claudia Kelly , East End
  • Cory Taylor , Midway
  • Danielle McKenzie , Mairangi Bay
  • Daniel Rippon , Piha
  • Daniel Shanahan, Mount Maunganui
  • Hayley Cox , Lyall Bay
  • Jack Keepa, Wainui
  • Jarvis Hansen , Taylors Mistake
  • Joe Collins, Fitzroy
  • Kalani Gilbertson, Red Beach
  • Kate Wignall , Orewa
  • Kel Iggulden, Omanu
  • Kendra Stinson, Orewa
  • Lachie Falloon , Waikanae
  • Levi Ata , Piha
  • Lewis Clareburt, Lyall Bay
  • Libby Bradley , Mount Maunganui
  • Lochlainn O’connor , Mount Maunganui
  • Louis Clark, Taylors Mistake
  • Lucy Bartlett, Omanu
  • Lucy Makaea , Piha
  • Lucy North, East End
  • Madison Kidd, Whangamata
  • Marissa Porteous, Red Beach
  • Max Beattie , Omanu
  • Michael Pickett, Waikanae
  • Mike Lee , Mairangi Bay
  • Molly Shivnan, Omanu
  • Natalie Peat , Papamoa
  • Olivia Corrin , Midway
  • Olivia Eaton , Midway
  • Olive Pearce, Mount Maunganui
  • Oscar Williams, Piha
  • Patrick Makgill , Red Beach
  • Pippa Nichol, Lyall Bay
  • Rachel Clarke, Mairangi Bay
  • Raeann Kwan, Orewa
  • Sasha Reid , Fitzroy
  • Sam Brown, Otaki
  • Samuel Poaching, Mairangi Bay
  • Scott Cowdrey , Papamoa
  • Seven Mapu, Waikanae
  • Sophie Lynskey , Mount Maunganui
  • Steve Kent , Mairangi Bay
  • Taiko Torepe-Ormsby, Sumner
  • Talitha McEwan, Mount Maunganui
  • Tarquin Magner, Mount Maunganui
  • Thomas MacGibbon, Taylors Mistake
  • Thomas Scott, Omanu
  • Wesley Akeripa, Ocean Beach Kiwi
  • Zac Quickenden, South Brighton
  • Zac Reid , Fitzroy
  • Zoe Crawford, Mairangi Bay



  • Taylor Shrimpton, Sunset Beach
  • Abigail Chapman, Sunset Beach


  • Shane Edwards, Sunset Beach
  • Mark Edwards, Sunset Beach