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Waimarama Beach Patrol Times

Waimarama Surf Club Patrols are rostered Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays from the first weekend in November to the second weekend in March.  Patrols times are as follows;

  • Saturday - start at 12.00, finish at 5.00 pm
  • Sunday - start at 10.00, finish at 5.00 pm
  • Public holiday's - start at 10.00, finish at 5.00 pm

In addition regional guards will be patrolling during week days through late December to mid January.

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 Waimarama.

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


Lifeguard patrol transport to the beach

Waimarama Beach is situated some 30 minutes south east of Hastings. The club has two vans that provide transport from their Hastings club rooms at Windsor Park, Hastings out to Waimarama each weekend for patrol members FREE OF CHARGE!. The vans leave Hastings and complete a pick up in Havelock North outside the Four Square in Te Mata Road. On the return trip it repeats this route.

  • Saturday - Van leaves the town club rooms at 11:00 and picks up in Havelock North at 11:15
  • Sunday - Van leaves the town club rooms at 09:00 and picks up in Havelock North at 09:15

The van will leave the beach for the return trip at approximately 5.30 pm Patrol members are advised to text parents during the trip into town so that they are aware of the pick up time at the drop off locations.