Ocean Athletes

Our professional coach Simon Wills run the Ocean Athletes training sessions. These athletes are provided with an opportunity to further develop their board, running and surf swimming skills. These sessions also provide the best possible training environment for our young athletes to develop and grow, culminating in medals at the yearly Oceans Competition.

Age group: U11-U14
Training times 2019-2020

Term 4 2019:

4 – 5pm – Board

5.30pm – Beach Sprints/Flags

4 – 5pm – Iron/ Transition

4 – 5pm – Board

8.30am – Iron/Transition

Training Times (Summer School Holidays):

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs/Fri/ – 9.30-10.30am

Sunday – 8.30-9.30am

Important dates
  • First day of Oceans Training: Friday 18 October 2019: 4.00pm
  • Omanu Junior Surf Carnival. Sunday 1st December. Omanu Beach
  • Bay of Plenty Junior Championships. Sunday 15th December 2019. Waihi Beach.
  • Eastern Region Championships – Juniors. Saturday 16th-17th February 2019. Ohope Beach.
  • U14 New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships (Oceans’20).Thursday 27th –  Sunday 01st March. Mt Maunganui.

OBSLSC provides as much equipment as it can to athletes to conduct training at the highest level. Funding is always sought to try and provide this.

Athletes who are a part of the Ocean Athletes squad are required to pay a Gear allocation fee if they wish to have gear allocated to them.

Athletes are also required to pay a Coaching fee to train under the programmes provided by our Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Sprint Coach.

Gear Allocation

Boards are provided for the athletes use. A gear allocation form needs to be filled out signed and returned before any board is allocated. Boards are allocated with consideration to results, commitment to training and attitude. For example at the beginning of a new season athletes will be ranked/grouped according to who medalled, consistently made finals, trained hard and displayed commitment.

Athlete Requirements

Athletes are required to purchase club togs and a cap for racing. These items can be purchased through the club office.

A safety vest is provided at the start of the season once an athlete’s training fee has been paid for. Loss of the safety vest will require the individual to purchase their next one.

A safety vest MUST be worn when in the water at trainings as well as during competitions.

Wetsuit gear is also essential during the months leading up to summer. Appropriate wetsuit gear can be purchased from our sponsor Mount Surf Shop.