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
- We make sure that the public are safe when they swim between
- We work with the public to prevent people getting into trouble,
along with educating them on how to recognise the potential
- We train new Surf Lifeguards how to identify potential
victims and potential dangers.
- We rescue people if they get into trouble while swimming.
Lifesaving is the club's foremost concern and Waimarama is
patrolled each weekend by volunteer lifeguards throughout the
summer months from November until mid March. During December and
January period, paid lifeguards watch over the beach during the
weekdays, ensuring beach users are safe.
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.
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 and
typically courses a run on a Thursday and Friday night followed by
full days on the Saturday and Sunday. 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!