Muriwai VLS

Muriwai VLS - Cap

Club Details

Email
administrator@muriwaisurf.org.nz
Website
http://www.muriwaisurf.org.nz
Phone
09 4118055
Contact
Kate Ward

Addresses

Physical

100 Jack Butt Lane
Muriwai Regional Park
Muriwai Beach
Waimauku 0881

Postal

PO Box 526
Kumeu 0841

Club Overview

Situated on a fifty kilometer stretch of Auckland's rugged west coast, Muriwai is renowned for it's stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and its sparkling black sand. The Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service found its origins in 1948 after a series of near tragedies encouraged the local community to form a lifesaving club. For over sixty years Muriwai lifeguards have patrolled this isolated paradise, preventing injury and loss of life on one of Auckland's most popular beaches.
2012 Northern Region Innovation of the Year - work with Unitec
2012 Northern Region IRB Championships winner
2012 SLSNZ Innovation of the Year winners
2015 Rescue of the Year - rescue at Muriwai for the rescue of a surfer stuck in the caves near the Gannet colony. (along with SLS Northern)
2017 SLSNZ Awards of Excellence - Innovation of the Year (Drone Project)

Club Roles

Search & Rescue Coordinator:
Glenn Gowthorpe
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Bryan Chapman
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Carlin O'Neill
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Damian Molloy
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Daniel Russek
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Darrel Watt
Search & Rescue Team Member:
John Kahukiwa
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Mark Goodhew
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Nick Fryer
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Nigel Sorenson
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Shane Armitage
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Wayne Sutton
Search & Rescue Team Member:
Craig Smith

Patrol Hours

Muriwai is NOT CURRENTLY patrolled by Surf Lifeguards in Winter months. In an emergency call 111 and ask for Police assistance. Surf Lifeguard patrols will resume in October 2021.