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Lifesaving Sport has a long and proud history within the Surf Life Saving movement and continues to play a significant role in ensuring that our members have the ability and passion to meet the challenging environments within which Surf Life Saving delivers its essential lifesaving service.

As a qualified Surf Lifeguard, you can participate in many different types of events such as Pool Champs, Beach Champs and IRB Racing.

Surf sports is only beginning to become big again at Raglan SLSC after many years of no participation. This means teams and training groups are small but more attention to detail and time from the coaches are put in.

All competitors in Surf sports must complete a refresher or have their 200m swim badge to compete. For any of the senior competitors, they must also complete a minimum of 30 hrs across the season on patrol.

There are several Surf Sports Competitions run throughout the season at District and National levels and there is a calendar of these if you visit the SLSNR website for details and results (

Raglan SLSC offers opportunities in many different parts of surf sports as well for anyone interested in becoming a coach, surf official or boat handler (IRB Racing). We offer many training sessions to practice skills for different events but also expect some self-directed trainings.

Please follow our Facebook page Raglan Surf Sports for new information about trainings and events.

Some of the events to participate in:

Beach Sprint & Flags
Swimming (Surf Race / Tube Rescue)
Surf Ski
Surf Boat
Surf Canoe
IRB racing (Qualifications required)

Equipment is provided by the club. If you are interested in joining a crew or team we can help you with this. If you are interested in training and competing in Surf Sports, please contact our Surf Sports Coordinator below.

Head Coach – Ella Kennedy

027 3552005

Junior Surf – Travis Browne

IRB Racing Coach – Dennis Amoore

Surf Sports Coordinator – Ella Kennedy