Kare Kare SLSC

Kare Kare SLSC - Cap

Club Details

Teresa Harvey
09 8148760



34 Watchmans Road
Karekare 0772


34 Watchmans Road
RD 2
New Lynn
Karekare 0772

Club Overview

The Karekare Surf Life Saving Patrol maintains an active patrol at the beach in the weekends and on public holidays from Labour Weekend to Easter each year. During this season, Lifeguards provide a voluntary service that is mainly preventative in nature, encouraging beach users to swim in the safer regions of the beach (i.e., between the flags). However, lifeguards also respond to a wide variety of emergency situations.
The duties lifeguards at Karekare perform include: providing a patrolled area for swimmers, preventing people from getting into trouble by educating them about the surf and its dangers, rescuing fisherman, surfers and swimmers who get into difficulties, searching for missing persons and administering first aid and advanced emergency care, attending after hours call-outs, and protecting the shellfish beds. TheKKSLSP also runs a Junior Surf Programme for children aged from 7 to 14 years. In this programme children learn basic lifeguarding skills in a safe and fun environment.

Club Roles

Teresa Harvey
Buildings Coordinator:
Eric Davis
Andy Shaw
Club Captain:
Matt Wade
Club Committee Member:
Jeremy Gershen
Club Committee Member:
Karl Law
Club Committee Member:
David Munro
Communications Coordinator:
Matt Wade
First Aid Officer:
Elizabeth Harrison
IRB Coordinator:
Samuel Turbott
Junior Surf Coordinator:
Mark Chaafe
Patrol Captain:
Brent Lane
Patrol Captain:
Samuel Turbott
Robert (Bob) Harvey KNZM, QSO, JP
Search & Rescue Coordinator:
Karel Witten-Hannah

Patrol Hours

Karekare Beach is patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 11:00am to 5:00pm between 7 December 2019 and 23 February 2020. These hours are reduce to 11:00am to 4:00pm between 1 March 2020 and 14 April 2020. A Regional Lifeguard Service is provided Monday to Friday from 16 December 2019 to 7 February 2020 between 10:00am to 6:00pm.