Whether patrolling swimming areas or rescuing in heavy surf, every Surf Lifeguard knows the powerful motivation of saving or protecting a life. It’s a motivation that marks Surf Life Saving as more than just ’something to do’ at the weekend. In it for life.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand is an organisation of ordinary New Zealanders doing extraordinary things. Whether they’re a lifeguard, instructor, coach, official or administrator, the time given is an investment in the safety and well being of all New Zealanders. It’s an investment in life whatever the level of involvement.
Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Service is committed to the prevention of drowning and injury at Hot Water Beach on New Zealand’s beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. We provide lifeguarding, water safety and education services and get a lot of satisfaction from playing such a vital role in our community.
Hot Water Beach is an isolated beach, within a small community, located on the eastern side of the Coromandel Peninsula south of Whitianga township.
Named, because of the famous hot springs situated in the middle of the beach, this area sees a large number of overseas and New Zealand tourists visiting throughout the entire year. Predominant shore dumps and heavy surf make the beach an attraction for surfers but this also creates dangerous currents and rips for swimmers.
Due to the nature of these hot springs visitor numbers significantly increase during the period of 2 hours before low tide through to 2 hours after low tide.
Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Service is the most northern club within the Bay of Plenty/Coromandel District. The club was operating as Hot Water Beach Community Rescue Service Inc from 1996 until 1998 when Hot Water Beach Lifeguard Service Inc was formed.
Click here – SLSNZ – to join our club via the national database