surf life saving

Athlete registrations for World Masters Games 2017 close 3 March 2017 (NZT). You must register by this date if you plan to compete in the Games. Note that disciplines/events will close early if they reach capacity as numbers are strictly limited.

3 March 2017 is also the date by which teams must be registered and have met their minimum athlete numbers including essential non-playing official roles. Team minimums vary by sport and information is detailed in the Sports Information Guide for each sport.

Additional team members over and above team minimums can continue to join existing teams until 31 March 2017 however a late entry fee of $50 will apply.

Surf Life Saving Sports Information Guide

See the Surf Life Saving Sports Information Guide for Scheduling, (section 4.2 for the provisional programme), Venue, along with other important competition information.

Click here for the Surf Life Saving Provisional Schedule

These documents will be updated regularly as further information comes to hand.




Competition Details

Individual Events

  • 1km Beach Run (60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+)
  • 2km Beach Run (30-34 through 55-59)
  • Beach Flags
  • Beach Sprint
  • Board Race
  • Oceanman/Oceanwoman (30-34 through 65+)
  • Run Swim Run
  • Surf Ski Race
  • Surf Race

Team Events

  • Beach Relay (4 competitors per team)
  • Board Relay (3 competitiors per team)
  • Oceanman/Oceanwoman Relay (3 competitiors per team)
  • Surf Ski Relay (3 competitiors per team)
  • Surf Teams Race (3 competitiors per team)


  • Canoe (4 person teams)
  • Surf Boats (4 rowers, 1 sweep)

Proposed Age Categories

Individual Men and Women: 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Team Events (3 person teams)

Age is calculated by adding the age of all competitors.
Ages total 90+ years, 110+ years, 130+ years, 150+ years, 170+ years and 190+ years

Team Events (4 person teams)

Ages total 120+ years, 170+ years, 200+ years and 230+ years

Boat/Canoe Events

Ages total 120+ years, 140+ years, 160+ years, 180+ years, 200+ years, 220+ years, and 240+ years

The age category you will compete in for Surf Life Saving will be determined as at 31 December 2017.

For example, if you are 39 during Games time but have turned 40 by 31 December 2017, you would compete in the 40-44 age category.


Takapuna Beach will host all of World Masters Games 2017 Surf Life Saving events. This competition venue is located just over 9.5km north of Auckland Central.
Transport Information Guide - Takapuna Beach

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How to Register

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