Pukehina Surf Rescue patrols the busy Pukehina Beach, a popular beach that attracts swimmers, surfers and fishermen from throughout the local Bay of Plenty area, and visitors to the area.
The club patrols the beach on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays from December to February.
We are a rescue-focused club, with 60 lifeguards and approx 30 trainees.
|12 weekends from November 8 - February 24||10am - 4.30pm|
|October 21 to December 2||10am - 2pm Sundays Only|
Pukehina SR Junior Surf
We have a large junior surf club of 4-13 year olds who meet at the beach each Sunday at 10.15am until mid-day in the summer season. Plus we have an active group of 14+ year olds who patrol the beach and assist with the juniors during the summer.
Pukehina Junior Surf runs from October 21 - February 24
We have many opportunities to train, which are open to members who want to get fit. Come to as many sessions as you like.
– we welcome – challenge – you to get involved while the kids are training. And ask about our CP 42 Challenge.
Pukehina Surf Rescue is always interested in hearing from people wanting to volunteer. We welcome all enquiries
PLEASE CONTACT US ON 07 5333 934 OR EMAIL US
Our Volunteer Patrol Hours 2018/2019 summer season was 2782 hours a rise of 42% on the previous season.
New Zealand Service Award
Awards 2018/19 award winners from Pukehina at the Eastern Region Awards of Excellence
Volunteer of the Year
U19 Emerging Lifeguard of the Year
Patrol Captain of the Year
Eastern Region Service Award
Margaret Hinepo Williams
Eastern Region Life Membership
Bay of Plenty Patrol Captain of the Year
Bay of Plenty Instructor of the Year
Laura-Lee Boxer Paki
Bay of Plenty Examiner of the Year
Bay of Plenty Volunteer of the Year
Regional Servie Award for her long input in the club
Rescue of the Year, while off duty in March, came across a motor accident and provided critical first aid care until ambulances arrived
Kirwin Te Hiini