North Piha Lifeguard Service has protected the lives of those who visit North Piha for over 50years. United North Piha Lifeguard Service was created in 1973 as the result of the amalgamation of North Piha Surf Club and Eastern United Surf Club from Browns Bay.
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 chocked narrow metal road in summer and a slippery mud bath in winter. Those harty volunteers would often travel out on a Friday evening and patrol for the entire weekend. Todays volunteers whip over the hills in air-conditioned cars in less than 30 minutes from Henderson.
There was a great need for a club house. Local identity Les Waygood donated land, locals and members fund raised and lobied for materials to build the club house which still stands today but in a modified form.
Train to be a lifeguard
Training and events
Join the team that saves lives
Participate as an athlete regardless of age
We hold various events throughout the year