LifeguardingEach weekend over summer months we set out the red and yellow flags to show the safest place to swim on our beach.

With its clean, glistening water and white sand, Wainui is a huge drawcard for many beach goers.  But its Pacific Ocean frontage and, at times, unforgiving seas means preserving and safeguarding our community is top priority.  

Wainui is patrolled each weekend by volunteer lifeguards throughout the summer months from December until March. During the December and January period, paid lifeguards watch over the beach during the weekdays, ensuring beach users are safe.  Whilst on patrol, we set the red and yellow flags to surround the safest area on the beach. If necessary, we move these flags as the beach conditions change.



  • We make sure that the public are safe when they swim between the flags.
  • We work with the public to prevent people getting into trouble, along with educating them on how to recognise the potential dangers.
  • We train new Surf Lifeguards how to identify potential victims and potential dangers.
  • We rescue people if they get into trouble while swimming.


Become a Surf Lifeguard

Become a lifeguardWe are always looking for new volunteer lifeguards to help patrol our beach. You get to spend time on our beautiful beaches, make life-long friends, become trained in first aid, CPR, and practical rescue skills.  Not to forget the opportunity to stay fit and healthy, all whilst saving lives and preventing drownings at our favourite playground.

For more information about the requirement for the Surf Lifeguard Award click here
Our volunteers come from all walks of life - they love the beach and have a desire to give back and ensure fellow locals and visitors get to enjoy Wainui Beach. We are delighted to be a family oriented club and have lifeguards from 14 year olds through to adults patrolling each season.

2023/2024 - Patrol Dates

Wainui SLSC currently patrols Whales to Tuaheni point. 

Volunteer patrol dates
2 December 2023 to 10 March 2023
Saturday: 1.00pm-5.00pm
Sunday: 10.00am-5.00pm


Further Lifeguard Training

There are many training and development  opportunities on offer to all qualified lifeguards.  Many of these are subsidised or fully funded by the club.  

Check out SLSNZ's Lifesaving Resources page for some great video resources to kick start your next learning journey 

More Information

Contact our Director of Lifeguarding, Belinda Slement here