Surf boats is all about big surf, high excitement levels and being very social. Omanu Beach SLSC is a reasonably strong boatie club, and can currently accommodate up to 7 boat crews.
To compete in Surf Boats, you need to first be a lifeguard. Therefore, you need to be at least 14 years old to become a boatie. Rumour has it, Omanu Beach SLSC currently has the oldest registered boatie in New Zealand. For more information on how to become a lifeguard click here.
Surf Boats is a team event, with a minimum crew of five needed to fill a boat. The different positions in the boat allow for members of all sizes to find their place. You do need a reasonable level of fitness to participate. However, our crews train throughout the winter, giving you plenty of time to be ready for the summer season.