Surf Sports offer members the chance to enjoy the fun and
excitement of pitting themselves against each other, while at the
same time; it is a training ground for the physical and
psychological demands of saving lives in the surf.
Surf lifesaving clubs regularly hold surf carnivals, where clubs
compete with each other in a range of beach and rescue oriented
events including combined swimming, sand running, tube rescue,
ironman, canoe, surf ski, surf boat races and racing inflatable
rescue boats (IRB).
The youth arm of the clubs is known as Juniors and holds similar
events. Events span the range of rescue skills and test
competitors' strength, fitness and agility.
The Surf Sport competition season kicks off each year with local
club carnivals in November/December/January then moving onto the
National Championships in February/March.
New Plymouth Old Boys Surf clubs have a wide range of equipment
related to surf sports, which is available for all club members to
use. With top level coaching there is an opportunity for members to
learn and compete with New Zealand's best athletes.