The National Scholastic Surfing Championships are the pinnacle of junior surfing in New Zealand. The annual event is held at a different location each year. Unique to the event is the fact that surfers have to qualify to compete as part of twelve regional teams.  The event is held over five days and crowns an overall team winner plus individual winners in each of the following age groups:

Under 18 Boys  and Girls Divisions
Under 16 Boys and Girls Divisions
Under 14 Boys and Girls Divisions
Under 18 Longboard Division

Regional events are held throughout the country in the lead-up to the national event.  These events are used for selection purposes. Dates for these events vary from region to region.  Check back here or get in touch with your local coordinator, boardriders club or PE Teacher for more information.

Regional teams comprise up to twelve team members. Teams must comprise a surfer in each division with the remaining places in the team determined by each region’s strengths.

What: The 2017 National Scholastic Surfing Championships
Where: Gisborne
When: 9-13 October
Who: Twelve of the top regional junior teams from around the New Zealand coastline
How: Participants must qualify via regional events/selection and enter the national event regionally

Selection criteria for each region vary so check the current regional scholastic selection criteria that have been submitted from each region.

There are scholastics coordinators in each of the twelve regions who help run the regional events and select the teams to travel to the finals. Contact details for these coordinators are set out below.


Tony Baker
021 907066

Mark Pevats
027 450 3992

Odette Dashfield
027 282 1222

Darrell Cox
022 061 5544

Phil Wallis
027 581 2812

Jan Shanks
021 626453

Jamie Hutt
027 514 2144

Bay of Plenty
Ady Van Der Beek
021 167 1667

Pete Smith
021 111 8104

Ruchelle Jungwirth
029 2006118

Karyn Willoughby
027 4918096

Jason Matthews
022 012 5943

Craig Williamson
027 6874122

Andrew McCulloch
027 4358120

Kelly Ryan
021 164 1799

Hawkes Bay
Bronson Primmer

Ben Thorpe
027 423 1840

Kristin Savage

Rachel McCaffrey
021 02376477

Aaron Lock
021 0307231

Kimberley Mossman
027 4515502

West Coast
Robbie Barrow

Mark Stevenson
021 817303

Jess Terrill

Karyn Asyon 

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