Surfing New Zealand

We are working hard to get a new website up and running and it is almost there. In the meantime we will link all information to this landing page. Whether it is a link to entry forms, event info, results, event calendar, news or courses, all the info will be here.

If you require any other info, please contact:
Ben Kennings – General enquiries, media and events

Lee Ryan – Surf and SUP Instructor Courses, Learn to Surf Programmes

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Here are some key links to information and upcoming events/courses etc. We will update this as regularly as possible.

January and February events with online entry forms to go live on Thursday 8th December.

8-14 National Surfing Championships presented by Health 2000, Piha (5 star) – Enter Here
Schedule of divisions contested:

  • Day 1 – Open Men, Junior boys divisions
  • Day 2 – Addition of women’s divisions and kneeboard
  • Day 3 – Addition of senior age group divisions
  • Day 4 – Addition of longboard and SUP divisions
  • Day 5 – 7 – All divisions

21-22 Dylan Walsh Memorial, Fitzroy Beach, New Plymouth (Not SNZ sanctioned)
28-29 Billabong Grom Series Event 1, Mount Maunganui (4 star) – Enter Here

4-5 Hurley New Zealand Club Championships, Whangamata
11-12 Billabong Grom Series Event 2, Whangamata (4 star) – Enter Here
18-19 NZ Longboard and SUP Open, Mount Maunganui (4 star)
25-26 Billabong Grom Series Event 3, Piha (4 star) – Enter Here

2016/17 South Island Grom Series
Event 1 – 10th – 11th December 2016, Westport – Enter Here
Event 2 – 28th – 29th January 2017, Dunedin – Enter Here
Event 3 – 24th – 26th March 2017, Christchurch

Updated ratings after the Backdoor BayBash held in Hawkes Bay on 29-30 October.

New Zealand Pro Series
New Zealand Grom Series


As an incentive for the surfing community, all survey responses go in the draw for a one-off prize of $1,000 to spend at one of 20 Amazon stores located throughout the country. (T&Cs apply)

The National Surfing Survey runs for two weeks through until Tuesday 22nd November.

ISA Level 1 Surf Instructors Course, 21-22 Jan, Mount Maunganui
Register here.

Surfing Specific First Aid Course, 11 Nov, Mount Maunganui
Register here.

Community Life Saving Award Refresher – 13 Nov, Mount Maunganui
Register here.

Surfing New Zealand AGM and Club Workshop
Club Workshop – 26 November @ Sunset Motel, Raglan
SNZ AGM – 27 November @ Sunset Motel, Raglan
AGM Notice
AGM Remit Form
AGM Board Nomination Form