Whangamata SLSC is based in the Coromandel. Whangamata SLSC was officially formed on 1 December 1949, at this time there were only 6 Volunteer Lifeguards to patrol the beach. Whangamata SLSC have come a long way since the inception and now boast a strong membership base and have some of the best club facilities within Surf Life Saving New Zealand, Whangamata offer full time professional patrols during the peak summer period.
2015 Bay of Plenty / Coromandel Awards of Excellence - Sports Team of the Year (U19 Mens Boat crew) along with Mt Maunganui U19 Mens Canoe Crew
2016 Bay of Plenty / Coromandel Awards of Excellence - Coromandel Club of the Year