Becoming a Lifeguard

We are always interested in welcoming new lifeguards to our club.
To become a lifeguard requires a number of skills and attributes, most important of which are a positive outlook and a ‘can do’ attitude!
There are some specific requirements that can be developed along with your surf lifeguard instructor
as they lead you through your Surf Lifeguard Award – the minimum requirement to patrol New Zealand beaches.

To find out more check out Becoming a Lifeguard or contact our Chief Instructor –

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Surf Patrols

Surf Club Patrols are rostered Saturdays, Sundays and public Holidays from Labour Weekend through to Easter.

Patrols start at 10:00 am through to till at least 17:00 – 19:00 if conditions are great.
In addition regional guards will be patrolling through the busy Summer months (Dec-Jan).

Please follow instructions of the lifeguards on patrol. Remember to always SWIM BETWEEN THE FLAGS.

Please note that during winter, there are no patrols at Piha.

If an emergency situation arises when no lifeguards are present, dial 111 and ask for Police.