The New Brighton beach has iconic status for both Christchurch residents and visitors from afar. The New Brighton Surf Life Saving Club exists to prevent drowning and injury on the beach over the summer months. We achieve this by providing a volunteer surf lifeguard patrol on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-5pm. The patrol season runs from 11th November 2023 until 17th March 2024.
We are a swimming nation. New Zealand boasts 15,000 km of coastline and 90% of us live within 40 minutes of a beach. But our glorious surf can be a deadly playground. Since 1910, ordinary Kiwis have volunteered their weekends to patrol our beaches saving thousands of lives and keeping people safe. Surf Lifeguards can be the difference between life and death and every volunteer Surf Lifeguard knows the powerful motivation of saving or protecting a life.
You get to spend time at the beach, make life-long friends, become trained in first aid, resuscitation, and practical rescue skills as well as have the opportunity to stay fit and healthy through competing in a variety of surf sports.