Surf sports

Surf sports


Fitter, faster, skilled lifeguards save lives

The Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service enjoys a long history of being one of New Zealand’s strongest clubs in the competition arena, having won dozens of national titles both on the beach and in the pool over recent years.  Surf sports give members the chance to test their abilities across a range of disciplines, with our squad training all year round, under world-class coaching. 

To join our fantastic club is easy, please complete this registration form

Surf Sport Squad - Six-time National Champions in a row 

Surf Squad

Under coach John 'Spindles' Bryant, the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service senior squad has won seven of the last 10 club titles at the national championships, including the last six in a row.  They have also won the last two national pool rescue championships; the first club to win both titles in the same year.

Ocean Athletes Squad – our junior National Champions

The Ocean Athletes squad are the next generation of surf sport stars, who just love being out on the water and racing up and down the sand. Our junior squad has been national champions for the last two years running.

This programme is for 10—13-year-olds, who have generally come through the Nippers programme.  Trainings starts in early October, running Monday to Friday 4.00-5.15pm, and on Saturday from 10am-12pm. You don’t need to attend every session – just pick the ones that suit!

Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Crew


IRBs save more lives than any other piece of surf lifesaving equipment.  They’re designed to get in and out of the surf quickly, and IRB racing helps hone those skills in lifeguards.

After a hiatus, the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service IRB team is back up and running.  Contact the club if you are interested in participating or supporting our squad, so we can save more lives on the beach.

For more information on joining our squad contact the club on 07 575 5595 or