Surf Lifeguards can be the difference between life and death.

SLSNZ is a charity and the national association representing 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs across Aotearoa, 4,500+ volunteer Surf Lifeguards who patrol at over 80 locations through summer.

Our 2023/2024 statistics were...


Drownings between the flags


Searches at Aotearoa beaches


Hours Patrolled


Lives saved


Surf lifeguards

Become a Surf Lifeguard

We are a swimming nation. New Zealand boasts 15,000km of coastline and 90% of us live within 40 minutes of a beach but our glorious surf can be a deadly playground. Find out how you can join us.

Become a Surf Lifeguard

Help us save lives.

Help us reduce the number of beach drownings in New Zealand with a donation to Surf Life Saving New Zealand.

Donate today

Our major partners

Thanks to the support from our partnerships, we are able to deliver safer beaches all across Aotearoa.

Learn more about our partners