Surf sports

Surf sports


Fitter, faster 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.

Surf Squad - Chasing excellence

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 four 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 Squad - The next wave

The Ocean Athletes squad are the next generation of surf sport stars, under-14 athletes who just love being out on the water and racing up and down the sand.  Usually coached by senior squad athletes, their enthusiasm is infectious, as they learn the capabilities of their boards and their bodies.
This programme is for 10—13 year-olds, who have generally come through the Nippers programme.  Trainings start in early October, from Monday to Friday 4.00-5.15pm and on Saturday from 10am-12pm. You don’t need to attend every session - pick the ones that suit!

IRBs - Inflatable Rescue Boats


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.



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