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Beach Ed

Get out of the classroom and enjoy the beach safely!

Beach Ed is a full day surf safety course delivered at the beach by surf lifeguards. Beach Ed is age-appropriate learning for school year levels 1-8 and is delivered at various surf lifesaving clubs for groups of between 30 and 100. Beach Ed also covers module 8 of Swimming NZ Kiwi Swim Safe Program. Activities on the day may vary depending on conditions.

Some modules that we cover at Beach Ed are listed below, followed by your on the day local contacts:

  • Tour of club
  • Teaching of surf safety rules - number of rules depends on year group
  • Identification of and how to escape a rip current
  • Beach games - relating to a skill to stay safe on the beach including a sand sculpture of a rip current
  • How to set up a beach patrol - reinforces safety messages
  • Water activities - may include mock rescues, body boards, channel/hole identification, survival using flotation device.
  • Role of a lifeguard
  • lifeguard in a rip
  • Sun smart

Northern region - Sarah 021507510

Bay of Plenty/Gisborne: TBC

South Island: Caitlin 0276803756

Wellington/Taranaki/Hawkes Bay: Natalie 0274509778

Please note Beach Ed will go ahead unless a civil defence coastal/tsunami warning is issued for your Beach Ed day. If unsure contact the above staff.