About Surf Sports

Surf Sport has a long and proud history within Surf Life Saving. Surf Sport plays a significant role in ensuring that our members have the ability and passion to meet the changing environment within which Surf Life Saving delivers its essential lifesaving service.

The following ‘Guiding Principles’ are a set of values and/or behaviours that are prioritised when developing regulations, policies and strategies for Surf Life Saving Sport. It is not intended to be a definitive list, but the foundation for discussion & decision making.  


“All aspects of Surf Life Saving Sport should be viewed through the lens of being a great experience for everyone involved.”


“We should be striving to continuously improve all fronts at all times to be a leader of Surf Sports in the World.”


“We will be transparent in our action and engage with stakeholders but we will endeavour to provide leadership and national alignment that will take the sport forward.”

Click here for the detailed version of the guiding principles.

Within the sports section you will find information about:

You can find information on all our programmes and events here on our Surf Sport website. Follow us on Facebook for all your sport news and updates.

Whether you love racing against your club mates or aspire to help New Zealand defend the World Championships in future years, we encourage you to get out and enjoy this summer of surf sport.

See you on the beach!