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Pukehina SR Junior Surf Programme

Our Junior Surf programme is open to all under 14 year olds.
Learn more below and to register, contact the Junior Surf Coordinator at juniorsurf@pukehinasurfrescue.co.nz

About the Junior Surf Programme

Building water confidence, awareness and ability

Junior Surf is the best way to foster water confidence and surf safety awareness, while building technical abilities when handling surf craft (boogie boards, kneeboards).

We promote the development of water rescue techniques through increasing knowledge of surf conditions, use of rescue boards, tubes and fins, and being able to assess risk factors before going into the water.

Parents' Involvement

The success of junior surf is based on active support from parents. Parents are encouraged to participate in the activities and help ensure we have a ratio of 1 adult to 5 children for their water activities. If we do not meet the water-based ratios then activities may be called off for safety reasons. 

We will give training for all parents who wish to help out. There will be qualified lifeguards at all Junior Surf days to assist with ratios as well.

To see the full Pukehina Junior Surf 2023/24 season timetable, please download the calendar opposite (new calendar out Nov 2023).

And for SLSNZ Junior Surf Carnivals and Championships, see www.surflifesaving.org.nz/calendar


Pukehina Surf Rescue Club

Every Sunday, from 26 Nov 2023
- 3 Mar 2024.

Set up at 9:30am, for briefing at 9:45am sharp!


Location TBC

Weeknight TBC

Learn to Swim: tbd
Older Junior Surf: tbd Children/Lifeguards/Adults: tbd


Pukehina Surf Rescue Club

Every Monday night, date TBC

All welcome: Meet 5.15pm for a 5:30pm start

Junior Surf FAQs

How much does it cost?

Family membership is only $160.00 for a complete year. Individual membership is only $65.00 for the year.

How do we register?

All registrations are done online. Stay tuned to our Pukehina SR Junior Surf Facebook page for season announcements or you can contact the Junior Surf Coordinator at juniorsurf@pukehinasurfrescue.co.nz.

Can you visit and try it out first?

Your child is most welcome to come and try their first session for free.

Do kids need to have their own board?

No, Pukehina Surf Rescue will provide boards for each age group and will give instruction on how to use and care for the board.

How would we find out if Junior Surf had to be cancelled?

Check out our Pukehina SR Junior Surf Facebook page, for latest updates, cancellations and info on upcoming events.

The x5 Surf Safety Rules


Have an adult
watch over you


Always swim between
the flags


Know your limits


Never swim or
surf alone


If in doubt,
stay out

For more information, contact the Junior Surf Coordinator at


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