Formed in 1954, Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club is a volunteer surf lifesaving rescue service, patrolling the Mairangi Bay and other beaches on Auckland’s North Shore.
MBSLSC’s purpose is:
To promote, develop and deliver Surf Lifesaving as a charitable service and prevent drowning and injury of those swimming and undertaking activities at beaches and other aquatic environments by providing lifesaving, patrol services, and other programs and services at Mairangi Bay and at other locations as determined by the Club for the safety and recreation of the general public.
With a membership of more than 1,200, MBSLSC is one of the largest Surf Lifesaving Club’s in New Zealand. Of this membership, approximately 200 are active volunteer lifeguards who devote over 7,000 hours each summer to ensure the safety of the North Shore community. A further 500 children aged 5-13 are members of the Club’s Junior Surf Program which focuses on beach smart education, water safety and surf sports in a fun environment through the summer months. The Club also has an extensive membership of parents and supporters.
Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club’s core activities are:
Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club members patrol Mairangi Bay and other North Shore beaches during summer months. From 14, anyone can become a lifeguard after completing the Surf Lifeguard Bronze award.
Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club provides its members with a world class Surf Sports program. Training and competition plays a huge part in preparing our lifeguards for the physical and psychological demands of saving lives in the surf – fitter, faster lifeguards save lives. MBSLSC’s surf lifeguard athletes’ are among the best in the world.
Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club’s Junior Surf Program is one of the largest and most successful in New Zealand. The program caters for children aged 5-13 and focuses on fun, skill development and improving confidence in the water. These members are the Club’s future lifeguards.