Junior Surf ​​​​​​​Program​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  

What is it?

Our Junior Surf Nipper program is targeted at those aged 7 to 12 years old. 

The program is run three times a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday mornings from 10 am to 12 pm.

The 2023/24 season will begin on Thursday 28th December 2023 and run until Sunday 28th January 2024, finishing off with a fun BBQ celebration.

We have experienced coaches who encourage children to have fun, get involved, increase their confidence in the water and learn important water safety skills.​​​​​​​

Parent feedback:

My children's experience in Nippers at Onemana SLSC meant that they were able to face the waves at any beach they visited.

​​​​​​​How to Join?

​​​Online membership registration opens on the 9th October 2023 and if you indicate you are joining as a Junior Surf member you will be sent a link to an online registration form for Junior Surf. If you have any questions, turn up to one of our Junior Surf days and have a chat with one of our friendly coaches who can assist you.

Any questions, head along to our contact page and flick us a message.

To register for Junior Surf please contact us at 

​​​​​​​Key Dates:

Online Membership Registration is available now

Thursday 28th December 2023: First day of Junior Surf (Nippers & Rookies) & collection of uniforms.

​​​​​​​Wednesday 3rd January 2024 - 200m Swim Badge Dates: (Whangamata Community Pool)

Saturday 27th January 2024: BBQ and Prizegiving at 6 pm

​​​​​​​Sunday 28th January 2024: Last day of Junior Surf 

Parent Help:

We require parent-help to assist with water safety so that we meet the health & safety ratio criteria to help keep our kids safe in the water. Volunteering from time-to-time is a good way to get involved and give back to the community and ensure that our programme can go ahead. So when you register, make sure you tick the box and let us know so that we can put you down on the roster!


Carnival Dates 2023/2024:

  • Pauanui: Friday 5th January 2024
  • Whiritoa:  Sunday 7th January 2024
  • Whangamata Coromandel Cup: Wednesday 10th January 2024

Junior Surf ​​​​​​​Sports Program:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​  

What is it?

This season we are proud to announce a NEW surf sports program, targeted at older nippers (aged 10-14yrs) to develop their competitive surf sports skills. We have an experienced coach on board to develop surf swimming, kneeboarding and competition skills throughout 5 sessions over the summer period.


Wednesdays and Fridays starting on Friday the 29th December 2023

Proudly sponsored by

Whangamata Real Estate Ltd​​​​​​​