Surfing

TEACHER IN CHARGE: Mr. D. Galvan

All students of Tauranga Boys’ College are welcome to attend surfing trainings. Each person must have their own equipment and be able to get transported to and from the coaching sessions at Mount Maunganui between 4-5:30pm. Surfing levels vary a great deal and as such we attempt to tailor the groups according to ability and age. Improvement in ability will be determined by each surfers’ attitude towards learning and the amount of time they spend in the water. Term 1 is for all students, where as Term 4 is more directed toward the junior surfers only.


Social Surfing (Term 1 and 4)
Held on a Tuesday afternoon at Tay St 4-5:30pm. Surfers a placed into a group in a coach:surfer ratio of 1:6. If there are changes to meeting times or locations this will be placed into the notices for the day.

Representative Surfing (All year)
Each year we will select surfers to represent us in school exchanges (see below),  To be eligible for these surfers must attend 80% of trainings and school whilst also being a positive part of the culture at Tauranga Boys' College. Surfers must also be an active member of Bay Boardriders (Mount Maunganui) or Point Boardriders (Raglan). Trainings will be based at the beach or schooldepending on conditions. 


The School Championship (Hewitt Cup)
. This will happen in Term 1 (swell dependent). It is a new format of competition where students don't compete in heats but against themselves. Final position points are determined at the end of each session (based on their two wave total) and the highest aggregate wins the Championship. This entitles the surfer to be a part of ALL exchanges for the year.


Gisborne/New Plymouth Exchange
. Held in Term 2 we are going to have an exchange with GBHS and NPBHS. The top surfers from each school will be involved.


NZ Secondary Schools
 allow a maximum of 10 surfers per school. Ideally each entrant will be surfing to a level that they could make the quarter-finals of their age-group.


BOP Scholastics
 is open to any surfer.


Junior Exchange
. Held in Term 4 we compete against New Plymouth Boys' High School's best junior surfers. This alternates between New Plymouth and Tauranga.


If you have any questions about surfing, feel free to email me on d.galvan@tbc.school.nz and I will get back to you as soon as possible.