BETHELLS BEACH JUNIOR SURF
The Bethells beach Junior surf program is a fun whānau friendly environment and is the gateway to our young members becoming confident and safe on our beautiful west coast beaches.
The Junior surf program is designed to develop water and beach knowledge, surf life-saving skills while creating lifelong friends along the way. Everything we do at Bethells is centered around our motto SURF, SAFETY, WHĀNAU, FUN!
Our junior surf sessions are split into the following age groups, based on the child's date of birth on the 1st of October.
Under 7s (AA Group)
5 and 6 years old as of 30 September
Under 10s (A Group)
7, 8 and 9 years old as of 30 September
Under 12s (B Group)
10 and 11 years old as of 30 September
Under 14s (C Group)
12 and 13 years old as of 30 September
Our Junior Surf sessions are held every Sunday at Bethells Beach with assembly time at the Surf Club House at 10.15am and the sessions starting at 10.30am through to approximately 12.00pm for AAs and A Group and 12.30-1.00pm for B and C Groups.
Every Monday there is a swim fitness session at Kelston Girls High School Pool from 6 to 7pm. The sessions are facilitated and the aim is to improve overall swimming fitness. It is important to note that the sessions are not swimming lessons and it is a base requirement that our Junior Surf members are able to swim at least 50 metres in the pool unaided (no parents in the pool).
On Fridays, we hold additional trainings at Mairangi Bay beach from 6-7pm for Junior Surf members who are serious about participating in the surf sports competitions.
HOW TO JOIN
To apply for membership with the Bethells Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, firstly complete an application form through the Surf Lifesaving NZ website, link below. Please complete one form for each member of the family that is joining.
Parents/caregivers are required to fill this form out as well.
Once the application forms have been completed and submitted, then return to this page and pay the membership fees.
One child & 1-2 parents $100
Two Children & 1-2 parents $140
Three children & 1-2 parents $180
Four+ children & 1-2 parents $220
One of our team will then be in touch to welcome you to our club.
If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact Tina Burgess firstname.lastname@example.org
During the Sunday and Friday training sessions, children must wear the club beanie and yellow High Visibility (Hi Vis) Vest over their wetsuits or togs.
This is a safety requirement which helps coaches and lifeguards identify those participating in our activities at a glance.
The beanie and vest can be purchase from our online shop seperately or together as a 'starter pack'.
All other club gear is optional, though we do recommend the towel ponchos as a way to keep warm and dry when walking back to the club from the beach.
We highly recommend a well fitted wetsuit for the start and end of the season when the water is much cooler. We want to ensure the children remain warm and happy throughout the training session.
October Monday 17th
Swim training starts at Kelston pools
October Sunday 30th
Junior Surf Starts @ Bethells Beach - Open Day
November Friday 25th
Mairangi Bay Board & Swim Training Starts
November Saturday 26th
1st Juinor Surf Carnival - Auckland All In @ Omaha beach (A, B, C group)
December Sunday 11th
Last Junior Surf Sunday session @ Bethells Beach before Christmas
January Monday 2nd - Saturday 8th
Junior Surf Camp @ Ruakaka Beach
January Saturday 7th
2nd Juinor Surf Carnival - Head-to-Head @ Waipu Cove (A, B, C group)
January Sunday 15th
Junior Surf Sessions Resume again @ Bethells Beach
February Saturday 4th - Sunday 5th
Northern Region Champs @ Orewa (B and C group)
February Friday 17th
Last Mairangi Bay Board & Swim Training
February Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th
Oceans 22 - National Junior Surf Life Saving Champs @ Mt Manganui
Community Day, Toll bridge, and Fundraising
March Sunday 26th
Last Junior Surf @ Bethells Beach + Prize Giving