Keeping North Piha safe for over 70 Years
Our purpose is the commitment to the prevention of drowning and injury in our aquatic environment, through the provision of lifeguarding, water safety and education services.

Primarily we do this through the provision of patrols and the marking the safest swimming area between two red and yellow flags. We also provide additional services such as Aquatic Risk Consultancy, Public Education and Support Services to meet this purpose.

Our training allows us to operate in the near-shore surf zone during hours of daylight. This is our specialty and we often plug the gap between the land and air based rescue services and marine rescue operators in this unique environment. Surf Lifeguards are trained to handle most conditions at their beaches and are extremely competent at performing rescues in the surf and in the water around coastal rock formations.

70 Years Strong

Like most Surf Lifesaving Clubs throughout New Zealand United North Piha's beginnings were the result of a few determined, genuinely caring citizens. The drive to Piha back in the 1940's until the 1970's was a dust choked, narrow metal road in summer and a slippery mud bath in winter. Those hearty volunteers would often travel out on a Friday evening and patrol for the entire weekend.

Meet the team