(07) 533 3934

Welcome to

Pukehina Surf Rescue

We exist to prevent harm, injury and drowning

 on Pukehina Beach.

We are here to protect our community — any time of day. 

                       Call us on (07) 533 3934 if someone appears to be in trouble, someone is                                                      missing, or if you spot any hazards along Pukehina Beach. 

                                         Stay safe and remember to swim between the flags.

Patrol Hours

Voluntary Patrol

Sundays 10am - 4:30pm 
(15th Nov 2020 - 29th Nov 2020)

Saturday & Sundays 10am - 4.30pm 
(5th Dec 2020 - 28th Feb 2021)

Regional Patrol

Weekdays 10am - 6:00pm
(21st Dec 2020 - 29th Jan 2021)

Remember to always swim between the patrol flags. 

In an emergency, dial 111. 

2020 Awards

Bay of Plenty and Coromandel Awards of Excellence 2020

Josh Russell
Patrol Captain of the Year

Boyd Harris
Volunteer of the Year
Volunteer Coach of the Year

Emma Russell
U19 Emerging Volunteer Lifeguard of the Year

Christine Nairn
Eastern Regions Service Award


Pukehina Surf Rescue, Patrol Club of the Year
Andy McDowell, Volunteer Lifeguard of the Year
Boyd Harris, Examiner of the Year
Andrew Callaway, Regional Lifeguard of the Year

What's On

Keen to get involved?


Pukehina Surf Rescue is always interested in hearing from people wanting to volunteer. We welcome all enquiries. Get in touch »

Volunteer Lifeguard

Our volunteer lifeguards are committed to protecting our beach from injury, harm and drowning. We have four rostered patrol teams over summer. More info »

Junior Surf

Our Junior Surf programme for 4-13 year olds builds water confidence, surf safety awareness and technical abilities in the surf. More info »

Club House Build Project

The new build design will enable Pukehina Surf Rescue to better serve the growing number of visitors to Pukehina Beach. 

Support from the local community and businesses is crucial to raise funds for the new build.

Our Community of Sponsors

Thank you. We couldn't do it without your support. 
Our sponsors »

B&W By Kerry Barugh
Bay Trust
Roundwood NZ
Resilience Fund COVID-19 Relief

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