formed in 1994 , and in 2001 the
celebration of that years Birthday Hop
included a few hot rods and live bands
in the street, which eventually evolved
into the phenomenally successful Beach
Hop, now the second largest nostalgia
festival of its type in the Southern
is an adjunct group and
is part of Whangamata Club Inc., which
is located in Port Rd where it holds its
regular club nights on a Tuesday between
7.30pm & 10.00pm from mid-February until
end of November each year.
At the beginning of each new season a
series of Beginners Lessons are held to
encourage new members to learn basic
Rock n Roll steps and give them
confidence to join in, participate and
enjoy this popular form of dancing.
Dates for the beginners lessons are
advertised in the local Coastal News.
During the year, intermediate lessons
are held if the demand is there, as well
as impromptu lessons for other fun
sequences and formation steps.
The club has close contact with other
Rock n Roll clubs in the area and
members have the opportunity to travel
to their special events such as their
Birthday Hops, Fun Championships and
Combined Fun Championships are usually
held in August of each year and are
hosted by Coastal Rockers, L&P Rockers
or Valley Rockers.
Membership fees to the
Adjunct are only $10.00 per year.
Adjunct members are also required to be
paid up members of the parent Whangamata
On a Tuesday club night, members pay
$2.00 each non-member and visitors pay
We welcome members from other Rock n
Roll clubs who are visiting Whangamata
to join us on our club nights.
Club night and bi-monthly weekend meat
raffles provide invaluable additional
funding to compliment fees. As a result
Coastal Rockers is in a position to
subsidise club clothing, bus trips to
neighbouring club hops and social
Coastal Rockers is run by a committee of
eight and the AGM is held in June of