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

Michael Ward

Patrol Hours

Muriwai is patrolled on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from 10:00am to 4:00pm between 20 October 2018 and 25 November 2018. These hours are extended to 9:00am to 5:00pm between 1 December 2018 and 31 March 2019. Hours return to 10:00am to 4:00pm from 6 April 2019 to 22 April 2019.
A Regional Lifeguard Service is provided Monday to Friday from 3 December 2018 to 8 March 2019 between 11:00am and 7:00pm.