Junior Surf

About Junior Surf

Junior Surf is a fantastic way for families to become involved in surf lifesaving. It teaches kids from the age of 5 years old up to 13, how to stay safe at the beach and in the water while having heaps of fun and making new friends. Children must be aged 5 to start Nippers and can start any time after their 5th birthday during the season.

We encourage children to have fun and develop their skills, so that they can enjoy the beach and one day might be able to save someone else too. It’s about developing tomorrow’s lifeguards and opening up a whole new world to children. Whangamata has one of the biggest programmes in New Zealand.