Tairua Surf Lifesaving Club

Established in the 1960s, Tairua SLSC is committed to the prevention of drowning and injury. During the summer period, we set up the familiar red and yellow flags, to show the safest place to swim, and identify potential victims and dangers, working proactively to prevent people from getting in trouble.

Guarding Tairua Beach and its people

Tairua Surf Lifesaving Club is proud to serve the Tairua Beach community on New Zealand's beautiful Coromandel Peninsula. We are committed to the prevention of drowning and injury at Tairua Beach. 

Our Club delivers a range of courses and programmes, from lifeguarding, water safety and education services. Throughout the summer, you will see people from all ages learning and experiencing our water-based programmes. 

Developing the next generation of lifeguards is key for our club. They are the guardians of Tairua Beach. By setting up the familiar red and yellow flags on our beach, they help show our beach-users where it is safest to swim. 

Our lifeguards undergo extensive training, helping them to identify potential victims and dangers, and to work proactively with the public to prevent people from getting in trouble. These volunteers patrol our beach every weekend from December until the end of February.

Paid lifeguards join our volunteers on the weekdays for five weeks in January and February, throughout the peak of summer holidays.

Become a lifeguard

Get qualified with your Surf Lifeguard Award


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