Junior Surf

Our future lifeguards in the making.

We run Junior Surf programmes for children aged 4-13 designed to develop tomorrow’s lifeguards.  This runs from 9.30-11am every Sunday, November to March.  Sunday updates to programmes are posted on Facebook as weather dictates some sessions.  Our Junior Surf Open Day for the start of 2022/2023 season is Sunday 6th November, starting at 10am.

The Junior Surf pathway is:

Little Rippers

  • For 4-6-year-olds wanting an introduction to the beach and surf in a gentle way
  • Perfect if your child is not confident or is shy around the beach and sea environment
  • Sundays 9.30am-10am


  • For 7–13-year-olds wanting fun sessions that focus on being beach and surf smart
  • At this age children can be introduced to surf sport carnivals and competitions
  • Sundays 10am–11am

Rookie Lifeguard

  • For 12+ year-olds looking to develop as lifeguards.
  • Rookie Surf Lifeguard programme is aimed at developing young surf lifeguards in the areas of lifesaving education, beach management, patrol experience, participation and social development.
  • Sundays 10am–11am

Ocean Athletes

  • For 10-13-year-olds keen to develop a healthy approach to sport and take part in competitive surf sport competitions around the country, keep fit or gain valuable skills needed to be a future lifeguard.
  • Not all Surf Carnivals are beach based.  Surf Lifesaving runs pool-based competitions during the colder months, these competitions are for Ocean Athletes and older.
  • The prerequisite is to be able to swim 200 metres in the sea and have a reasonable level of fitness.
  • Session times are Tuesday and Thursday 3.30pm-4.30pm, Saturday 10am  


You can join Midway on our membership page

Make sure you check out our Facebook page for details of start dates in November – Midway Surf Club

For more detailed information please download our Midway Junior Surf Handbook 2022/23 Season available now.  Becoming a Member Online with SLSNZ is free and a requirement to belong to any surf club.

For further enquires contact: admin@midwayslsc.co.nz