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A day at Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club

Posted by SLS Media on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

NZME spent the end of the year at Whangamata Surf Life Saving Club and produced these awesome videos.

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Surflife Saving: Marcia Charlton on husband's near-death in water: 'It wasn't his time to go'

Posted by SLS Media on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

"Without those lifeguards, he wouldn't be here and this would be a completely different story." This is how Marcia Charlton frames the harsh reality she lives in after her husband of 28 years had a stroke mid-surf.

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Lifejackets save boaties after their boat crashes off a sandbar near Pukehina Coast

Posted by SLS Media on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Four people will safety see the beginning of 2020 tonight, after their lifejackets let them stay afloat following a boat crash off the Bay of Plenty coastline. Lifeguard Andrew Calloway was watching a boat attempt to cross a sandbar off the Pukehina coast this afternoon when it flipped in the waves and threw all four passengers aboard into the water.

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Whangārei Heads one of 10 most dangerous patrolled beaches in New Zealand

Posted by Administrator on Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A Northland beach ranks amongst the top 10 most dangerous in New Zealand, according to statistics released by Surf Life Saving New Zealand – and rightfully so, local lifeguards say.

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Between the Flags: Waihi Beach Surf Life Saving Club reveals how much it really costs to save lives

Posted by SLS Media on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Sometimes saving a life isn't the most challenging part of the job for Surf Life Saving - it's keeping the guards on the beach in the first place. Few people would think about the actual running costs when they see lifeguards on patrol in their yellow and red uniforms, standing between the flags and rushing to rescue someone in IRB's with sponsors' logos on them.

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