Saturday Rippers Surf Programme

Saturday Rippers Surf Programme starts Saturday 5 February kicking off at 11am.

Rippers includes 'Learn to Surf' and Surf Lifesaving.

This programme is included in your Club Membership Subscription.

Enrolments are closed for JSP 2021/22

The JSP Programme 2021/22 is full and enrolments have now CLOSED.

The programme kicks off on Monday 27 December 2021 and runs for three weeks. 

Club membership$35 individual or $60 family (in one household)
JSP fee$115 per child (includes vest and beanie) 


Courses and Training Programmes

We offer a range of courses and programmes throughout the year, for people of all ages and abilities.

Junior Surf

Level 1

  • Confidence in the water
  • Theory questions on keeping safe at the beach

Level 2

  • Bodysurfing and wading technique
  • Nine theory questions

Level 3

  • 50m pool swim
  • Catching waves
  • Theory questions covering surf lifeguard roles as well as keeping safe at the beach

Level 4

  • 200m pool swim
  • Correct technique for duck diving
  • Identifying rips and wave types

Level 5

  • Increased skill development for surf swimming
  • Theory questions cover setting up for patrol and parts of the inflatable rescue boat (IRB)

Becoming a Rookie Guard

Once graduated from Junior Surf, our members can progress to a Rookie Guard, volunteering time on the beach and undertaking further study to progress to a qualified lifeguard position. 

Become a volunteer lifeguard

We have volunteer and paid lifeguard positions available within our club. You must be at least 14 years old, be a member of a Surf Life Saving Club, attend regular training sessions and pass the SLSNZ Surf Lifeguard Award Examination.

The exam comprises of: 
  • 400m pool swim in under 9 minutes
  • Rescue releases assessment in the pool
  • Run/swim/run in the surf
  • Tube rescue assessment
  • Practical surf knowledge test and theory exam

Becoming a Rookie Guard

Targeting 13 year old Junior Surf Members, this is a transition programme for those wanting to become Surf Lifeguards. The programme can take 2-8 weeks to complete. 

  • Able to swim 200m in a pool under 4:30
  • Current club member
  • Available to particpate in four patrols (minimum 12 hours total)
  • Complete all Rookie Surf Lifeguard Log Book Modules

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