The Invitational

The high-octane event format is back for more in 2022-23!!



The Invitational is a fast-paced representative event within Surf Lifesaving. New Zealand’s best and fittest lifeguards will form teams of 12 (6 male, 6 female) and complete a team based program covering all disciplines on the beach (Swim, Board, Ski, Sprints & Flags). Teams will have no age restrictions.


Teams will be led by a selection of New Zealand’s best Coaches & Team Managers via The Athlete Draft.

(NOTE: Only those who can attend Round One will be eligible for the Athlete Draft. Those who can only make Round 2 will be eligible for selection only if an injury/unavailability occurs after Round 1 and before Round 2)


The Invitational 2022/23 will see two rounds of racing:


– Round 1: 11th December, Whangamata

– Round 2: 30th January, Mount Maunganui



 Applications are now open for any U15, U17, U19 & Open athletes who wish to be considered for selection via The Draft.


 Athletes who complete this application will be eligible to be drafted into any one of the teams by it’s respective management group.


 All athletes must hold a refreshed Surf Lifeguard award at the time of competition.

 Entry fee: $50 ($25 per round)


For those interested to be involved, follow the below links:


Athlete Applications: Click here (close 31st October 2022)

Coach and Team Manager EOI’s: Click here (Close July 31st)



For all event updates, click here to follow the event on Facebook.



If you have any questions or for further information regarding event program & logistics, please contact SLSNR Sport Manager Zac Franich (


DISCLAIMER: By completing this application, you are acknowledging that you will be available to compete at this competition and that you will abide by the SLSNZ Code of Conduct (found here).




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