Omaha Beach SLSC Inc

Competition & Carnivals


Junior Surf Life Saving Beach Events 2022/23


26 November 2022 Auckland All In Juniors - participation Omaha All ages
 7 January 2023 Northland Head to Head - participation Ruakaka  All ages
4 February 2023 U10 Royale - participation Orewa U10
4-5 February 2023 SLS Northern Region Junior Champs - competitive Orewa U11-U14
23-26 February 2023 Oceans - National Junior SLS Champs - competitive Mt Maunganui U11-U14

Note: All dates and venues subject to change

Informal competition is encouraged each week during Sunday training although the club is also running carnival specific training. All Junior members will be encouraged to achieve, do their best, and develop to their full potential, whilst having fun. Challenging competition is one element of this development process.

Omaha Junior Surf has a growing and enthusiastic team who participate regularly at the inter-club carnivals with growing representation at regional and national levels. We welcome all interest, don’t hesitate to ask about or any of the Junior Committee for more information.

Participation only competition is encouraged for children aged from 8yrs through to 13 years at the inter – club carnivals. All competitors must have achieved their 200 meter swim badge for water events only. These proficiencies ensure that children are capable of completing the competition course in a reasonable time. Sunday training sessions are structured towards achieving these goals.

Carnivals are not compulsory events but are a great way for the Juniors to practise their skills in a friendly atmosphere, where children are encouraged to improve their personal best. Carnivals are a great opportunity, but can only be entered by children who are over 8 year olds, so tadpoles will have to wait before they can compete.

On Carnival days, junior competitors would report to the Junior Surf Carnival Coordinator in the Omaha tent. Children are to remain with their Managers during the Carnival as the Managers are responsible for the children during events. Parental assistance in carrying towels, water bottles, goggles, boards, sunblock, etc is necessary and invaluable.


We are required as a club to provide Surf Officials at every Carnival we attend.

Surf Official Courses are run at various times through the year. If your child is considering to be competing then completing one of these courses is encouraged. For more information, go to To book courses please contact the Junior Surf Coordinator or Junior Surf Carnival Coordinator.


  • Play by the rules.
  • Never argue with an official. If you disagree, have your Manager approach the official after the competition.
  • Control your temper. Verbal abuse of officials and sledging other competitors, deliberately distracting or provoking an opponent is not acceptable or permitted behaviour in any sport.
  • Work equally hard for yourself and/or your team. Your team’s performance will benefit and so will you.
  • Be a good sport. Applaud all good performance whether they are made by your club or another surf club.
  • Treat all participants in your sport as you like to be treated. Do not bully or take unfair advantage of another competitor.
  • Cooperate with your Manager, coach, team-mates and opponents. Without them there would be no competition.
  • Participate for your own enjoyment and benefit, not just to please parents and coaches.
  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all participants regardless of their gender, ability, cultural background or religion.
  • Do not interfere with the progress and/or conduct of competition.
  • Disputes at inter-club carnival competitions are to be dealt with in accordance with the procedures set out in the Junior Surf Sports Manual.