Waikuku Surf Life Saving Club Open Day October 14th 10:00

posted Sep 12, 2017, 2:38 AM by David Brooks   [ updated Oct 31, 2017, 3:10 AM ]

The 2017 / 2018 Season starts from 14 October:
- Ages 5 to 14
- Learn about beach safety and surf awareness
- Improve scocial skills and team building
- Fitness and skills development
- Encourage confidence in the ocean
- Fantasic facilities and equipment
- Fun in the sun (hopefully) for the whole family
- Take your first steps in preparing to become a surf lifeguard

As they develop they are able to participate in board paddling, swimming, sprinting, wading and fun activities and games, dependent on their abilities. At Waikuku the emphasis is on having fun whilst developing skills.

Every Saturday from October to March 10:00 to 11:30ish @ Waikuku Surf Lifesaving Club.

This session is will provide the following:

- What's it all about
- Meet the coaches
- Help with registration
- Any other questions
- Limited water time (maybe) - conditions dependent

2017 - 2018 Season

posted Aug 23, 2017, 2:15 AM by David Brooks   [ updated Aug 23, 2017, 2:17 AM ]

We are now accepting Membership applications and renewals for the 2017/2018 season. – it would be a huge help to have as many registrations in prior to Open Day (TBC).

Details can be found here:

A Big Thank You!

posted Jan 20, 2017, 12:37 AM by David Brooks

Photos of the fantastic Donation from Little Peppertree, East Belt Rangiroa and Peppertree preschool , Kippenberger Ave Rangiora who fund raised before Christmas. Your gift will be used to help our volunteer surf lifesavers by providing them with the necessary equipment, training and education to respond to any emergency situation.

Thank you for helping us keep our beaches safe.

The Junior Surf / Nipper Session is cancelled on the 12th November

posted Nov 7, 2016, 11:56 PM by David Brooks

The Junior Surf / Nipper Session is cancelled on the 12th November
The annual Rarangi Carnival weekend is to be held 12/13 November - In addition to the competition there are Lifeguards exams taking place plus event lifeguard training. As a result many Junior Surf / Nipper coaches and lifeguards are travelling away for the weekend. Therefore the club session will cancelled on the 12th November due coaching and safety issues.

Week 1 Updates

posted Oct 20, 2016, 1:45 AM by David Brooks   [ updated Oct 20, 2016, 1:47 AM ]

Introduction to Coaching Course – Sunday 6th November

If you are keen to coach, assist or parent help this season and would like to participate in this coaching course please contact Tiff.  We have 9 names already which is fantastic, but have room for more.  Once I have confirmed numbers you will receive further information regarding the course which will run approximately from 9am – 3pm.

200m swim badge

If you are a Red or Orange Cap, you must have your 200m swim badge in order to use the larger boards in the water.  The club has booked 2 lanes at Dudley Pool, Rangiora on Friday 28th October and Friday 4th November from 6.00-7.00pm and Peter Stevenson will be running the testing.  If you miss this opportunity then it is your responsibility to get tested in your own time, many of the lifeguards are happy to do this for you, however the club must receive proof that you achieved your 200m and treading water in a signed note with your name and time.  Until the club receives confirmation of your 200m achievement you will have restricted water access until you achieve the badge.  Yellow and Blue Caps who wish to be approved to use the larger boards (not boogie boards) must also complete their 200m swim badge, bearing in mind that it is not compulsory for these age groups to do their 200m.  Nippers must swim their 200m in 8 minutes, including 1 minute treading water.  If you have any questions please ask your coach, Ngaire Baker or Peter Stevenson. 

Achievement Certificate

From the age of 7 years children can join their local Surf Life Saving Club to participate in Junior Surf.   We encourage children to have fun and develop their skills, so they can enjoy the beach and one day might be able to save someone else too.  It's about developing tomorrow's lifeguards and opening up a whole new world to children.  There are seven achievement levels within the Junior Surf programme providing a managed pathway for children to gain confidence in the surf.  Go to

Membership, Registration, Fees – Please go to the club website to view the criteria:


Cap Roster

The Clubrooms are for you all to use and we appreciate them being left clean and tidy after each use.  This season the club has introduced a roster each week with a different cap colour allocated.  The parents of the children in the cap colour will be asked to run the BBQ and make sure the upstairs area and toilets are left clean and tidy for the next users.  It is expected that whoever uses the facilities cleans up after themselves “if you use it, clean it!”  If you have any questions regarding this please don’t hesitate to ask.  Notices will be put around the clubrooms as a reminder.

Yellow Safety Vests

Yellow is the colour of the new safety vests, and are the vests that a competitor must wear if participating in any competition.  These vests are compulsory for any nipper going in the water.  They are available from the shop for $15.00.  If a member has one of the old Orange vests, you can still wear these at our club sessions on Saturday mornings only.

Rookies (13 years +)

Remember your Saturday session begins at 8.30am.  Please sign in on the attendance register and report to Tom or Aimee by 8.30am.
Hope this all sounds OK, don’t want it to be an information overload for members.....
cheers, Tiff

SEASON OPEN DAY- Saturday 15th October 2016

posted Oct 4, 2016, 2:26 AM by David Brooks   [ updated Oct 5, 2016, 1:09 AM ]

Please try to pre-register online via the Join Us page.  It would be a huge help to have as many registrations in prior to Opening Day.

First day of Junior Surf (Opening Day) is Saturday 15th October 2016 at 09:30am. The aim is to have the kids on the beach being active and not queuing to register so if possible please pre-register.

Working Bee - Sunday 9th October 09:00 - 12:00

posted Oct 2, 2016, 2:50 AM by David Brooks   [ updated Oct 2, 2016, 2:51 AM ]

In preparation for the season we have a working bee to clean and tidy the club up. Areas that will be worked on are the new Kitchen, patrol area, board & ski cages and gym.
I would suggest if you could bring cleaning equipment, vacuums, some tools?

This is not only a good chance to help out but also a good opportunity to meet other members of the club. 

Thank You

Renewal & New Membership

posted Sep 13, 2016, 2:30 AM by David Brooks

Calling all existing and new members!

We are now accepting Pre-registrations – it would be a huge help to have as many registrations in prior to Open Day. Details can be found here:

Club AGM AGM tomorrow at 14:00 at the Club House

posted Aug 5, 2016, 3:37 PM by David Brooks

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Club AGM Sunday 7th August 14:00

posted Aug 1, 2016, 3:13 AM by David Brooks   [ updated Aug 1, 2016, 3:20 AM ]

Please make every effort to attend the club AGM this Sunday at 14:00 at the surf club

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