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Lifeguarding is our core role at Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service, patrolling the stretch of coast from Mount Main Beach to Tay St, and providing first aid and emergency response support to Mauao and Pilot Bay. Prevention is our driving force. We want to recognise hazards and react, before a rescue is necessary.

Click HERE to register for the upcoming season.

Becoming a lifeguard is easy!

To be a qualified lifeguard, you need to be 14 years or older and pass your Surf Lifeguard award exam, which includes:

  • 400 meter pool swim in under 9 minutes
  • run/swim/run in the surf
  • resuscitation test
  • rescue test
  • theory questions
  • practical surf knowledge test

Qualifying Lifeguard Membership                                                                            Patrolling Lifeguard: $10 per lifeguard                                                                Lifeguard Award: $60.00 per lifeguard

For more information on Lifeguard Awards contact the club on

Rookie Lifeguards - Lifeguards in training

Rookie lifeguards are junior surf members gearing up to join their senior colleagues by helping out on patrol.  Rookies are 12 and 13 year olds, who can swim 200 meters in a pool in under 4 minutes 30 seconds, as well as being current members of the club.

Junior Surf Membership: $100 per child