Choose a lifeguarded beach and swim between the red and yellow flags
During the summer, surf lifeguards patrol 91 beaches across Aotearoa - from Ahipara in Northland to Oreti in Southland. Surf lifeguards will place the red and yellow flags in the safest place to swim at a beach and keep a watchful eye on you, your family, and your friends when you are swimming between the red and yellow flags.
We have partnered with Safeswim to provide you with up-to-date information this summer. Go to the Safeswim website and click on the red and yellow flag at a beach near you for lifeguard patrol times, beach hazards, safety warnings in place, weather conditions, tides, and in some locations, water quality information. Use Safeswim to help you choose which beach to swim at this summer. Don’t forget to check out the Beach and Coastal Safety Messages page on our website to keep you and your family safe.