Muriwai VLS

Muriwai VLS - Cap

Club Details

09 4118055
Kate Ward



100 Jack Butt Lane
Muriwai Regional Park
Muriwai Beach
Waimauku 0881


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

Kate Ward
Michael Ward
Executive Committee Member:
Brendan Barry-Walsh
IRB Coordinator:
Bryce Pearce
Junior Surf Coordinator:
Nick Thompson
Lifesaving Coordinator:
Damian Molloy
Lifesaving Coordinator:
Glenn Gowthorpe
Membership Coordinator:
Jayne McCall
Jo Cooper

Patrol Hours

Muriwai is patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 10:00am to 6:00pm between 28 November 2020 and 5 April 2021. A Regional Lifeguard Service is provided Monday to Friday from 30 November 2020 to 18 December 2020 between 11:00am to 7:00pm. These hours extend to 10:00am to 7:00pm until 5 February 2021. From 9 February 2021 until 5 April 2021 these reduce to 11:00am and 7:00pm.