Waimarama Lifeguards

Want to become a lifeguard

We are always looking for new volunteer lifeguards to help patrol our beach. If you are over 14, and able to swim, we WANT YOU! We are keen to train you to become a volunteer surf lifeguard. Training takes approximately twenty six hours. Courses are run in September or October each year. Once you’re a qualified lifeguard, you can expect to continue learning advanced skills, like performing first aid, driving our IRBs, all the way up to jumping out of helicopters!

Patrol Hours

Lifesaving is the club’s foremost concern and Waimārama is patrolled each weekend by volunteer lifeguards throughout the summer months from 11th November until 10th March. During December and January period, paid lifeguards watch over the beach during the weekdays, ensuring beach users are safe.

Our Regional Patrols start – 18th December 2023 – 26th January 2024 ( Monday to Friday)

Whilst on patrol, we set the red and yellow flags to surround the safest area on the beach. If necessary, we move these flags as the beach conditions change. If an emergency situation arises when no lifeguards are present, dial 111 and ask for Police.

Start at 10.00am
Finish at 5.00pm

Start at 10.00am
Finish at 5.00pm

Public Holiday’s
Start at 10.00am
Finish at 5.00 pm

Lifeguard Duties

Each weekend in the summer months our beach patrols set out the red and yellow flags to show the safest place to swim on our beach.

  • We make sure that the public are safe when they swim between the flags.
  • We work with the public to prevent people getting into trouble, along with educating them on how to recognise the potential dangers.
  • We train new Surf Lifeguards how to identify potential victims and potential dangers.
  • We rescue people if they get into trouble while swimming.

Lifeguard Development Pathways

Waimarama Surf Beach