Riversdale SLSC

Riversdale SLSC - Cap

Club Details

06 3723461
06 3723461
Mike Taylor
0274 626260



2 Bodle Drive
Riversdale Beach 5872


PO Box 774
Masterton 5840

Club Overview

Great little family oriented club at the stunning resort of Riversdale Beach. An active surf beach 45 minutes from Masterton. You will need to book a bach to stay as there are no longer any camping grounds. 43 patrolling members last season and growing new guards this year. An active nipper programme running 9.00am till 12.00pm weekdays from 27th December through to carnival day. Nipper carnival on the Sunday of Anniversary weekend is always a festive occasion with a wave testing most competitors. Call in and have a look. An unusual aspect is we have Volunteers and Regional Guards on duty at the same time. Patrols are out in front of the carpark by the club house and mobile patrols run regularly the 3 km length of the beach. We will also be having a second patrol at the southern end of the beach this year until the 13th January unless demand requires it to stay longer. South end patrol will operate each day from 1.30pm to 5.30pm on Nipper days, otherwise 9.30am to 5.30pm.
2011 Hawkes Bay Club of the Year
2011 Hawkes Bay - Most IRB Awards
2011 SLSNZ London Trophy for Club who gains the most Surf Lifeguard and Instructor Awards per number of members.
2012 Hawkes Bay Club of the Year.
2012 Hawkes Bay Lifeguard of the Year - Leighton Calkin.
2012 Hawkes Bay Instructor of the Year - Chris Taylor.
2014 Capital Coast Awards of Excellence - Innovation of the Year.
2014 Capital Coast Awards of Excellence - Rescue of the Year.
2018 Capital Coast Awards of Excellence - Volunteer of the Year - Mike Taylor.

Patrol Hours

Riversdale Beach patrols commence on Labour Weekend 2018 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Regular weekend patrols commence 8 December 2018 until the end of February 2019 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm. Daily patrols are from Christmas Day (12:00pm - 5:00pm) then from Boxing Day 9.30am - 5.30pm through till 27 January 2019. The last patrols will be at Easter 22 - 25 March 2019 from 12:00pm - 5:00pm.