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Junior Surf, or "nippers", at Whangarei Heads is still in infancy, (did I say that!), four very successful seasons have brought the Patrol into line with other longer established Surf Clubs. A successful parent coaching group is now firmly established, with the junior surf teams comprising predominantly of local parents and their families.
Membership is now running at around 50 mainly local 7-12 year olds, at present running every second Sunday.

The Objectives of this younger arm of the Surf Patrol is to encourage the children to participate in and enjoy all aspects of surfing life and the Surf Lifesaving activity..

  • To assist them to develop and improve their surfing and Surf Lifesaving knowlege and skills.
  • To improve their self image by developing self confidence and social interaction skills.
  • Promote fitness and health.
  • Provide an understanding of fair play and good sporting behavior.
  • Encourage them to maintain their active participation in the Surf Lifesaving Association of New Zealand.
  • Involve parents and interested members of the community as leaders, coaches, and administrators.

The Whangarei Heads Patrol is very well resourced thanks to ongoing assistance from numerous funding agencies, this season will see the Juniors completely outfitted fitted with Patrol coloured long sleeve rash shirts, and hats, a garage full of boards and ongoing tuition in their use, and swim skills, which is part of our commitment to ensure the children get to fully enjoy Ocean Beach, the Surf Club, and its environment.

 

kids getting down at the surf club
School kid dressed up in Lifeguard uniforn
Maungakaramea school
visits Ocean Beach SLSP
For all Junior Surf enquiries please email the Junior Surf Co-ordinator, or the Patrol Secretary.