News 2019

Welcome to the 2019 – 20 season

Sunday sessions are gradually picking up momentum. Great to see a wide variety of people coming down on Sundays at 10am for a run around, paddle or walk along the beach. All new lifeguards, IRB drivers & crew, community members are welcome to come out and get some training in.

Grab the wetsuit, bring a mate and start on the summer beach body now.


Family (F) – $130
Individual (AI) or (S)- $50
For all active members these fees cover- Coaching, use of club equipment, various subsidised courses and social activities.
For inactive members ie Social members, these fees cover – Invites to club activities, newsletters and invites to social activities.

Online payments to:
Pukehina Surf Rescue
Westpac Te Puke
03 0474 0451938 00
Use Family name and either F or AI or S as your reference.



**First Aid Level One 2 day course. Sept 28th 29th at the club. Names to Josh or on messenger/ facebook groups to enter. $30/ person (funding from COGS has subsidised the cost down from $155/ person).
**New Lifeguards Training Camp – Oct 5th 6th. Overnight camp for all trainees wanting to sit their Lifeguard award. Names to Josh or Boyd.
**First Aid Level Two 1 day course – Oct 12th at the club. Must have Lv 1 as prerequisite.  $20/ person (subsidised down from $95 thanks to COGS funding).
*Junior Surf Coaches & Crew Catch Up – Sunday 29th Sept – 12.30 at the club.
*Junior Surf Introduction to Coaching + Advanced Board Coach course at Pukehina – Nov 30th. We have 19 interested JS coaches wanting to attend with our Junior surf crew doing the organisation. If you are interested for either course then see Kim or Skip
**First Lifeguard exam October – Do you have any friends who want to join up this season, start bringing them out on Sundays and we can get them sorted with workbooks etc. Are there any Patrol Supports who want to upgrade to a full lifeguard. You need to get into a pool and do the mahi to get those swim times down . . .and that is something we can’t do for you, happy to support and enhance your swimming stroke and style but you need to do the hard yards yourself.

***BOP Dragonboating 10up Regatta – Looking for people to paddle dragonboats on October 19th. This awesome family day out is held at The Lakes in Tauriko and we have done very well at this fun event. Names to Boyd and cost is $30/ paddler and if you’re at school $15


The summer calendar is out with some exciting trips and activities planned. Head along to the facebook group ‘Pukehina SR Junior Surf‘ for a copy.

Welcome to the following people who have put their hands up to assist with running the Sunday sessions. Always looking for more interested people to help out
Nip Nips (under 7s) – Coach – Mike Morris; Crew – Justin and Kylie Robertson, Mel Dwane, Brodz Cummings & Johnny Taiapa and Emma Russell
Nippers (u8s to u10s) – Coach – Skip Fisher: Crew – Kim O’Leary and John Ripo
Rookies (u11s/ u12s) – Coach – Jason Rive; Crew – Mark Baggott, Quentin Harris and Tony Tamatea
Cadets (u13s/ u14s) – Coach – Boyd Harris; Crew – Troy Hart, Radley Hungerford and Mark O’Leary


2018/ 19 Pukehina Senior Prize Giving
An small group turned up for the club prizegiving for the senior club held at Eastern Districts Clubrooms.
Winners on the night as just rewards for their tireless efforts on the beach over summer were:
Most Improved – Zoe Lalonde
Attitude and Attendance – Alex Lalonde
Lifeguard of the year – Lachlan Robinson



Most Improved – Pudgey Veale
Attitude and Attendance – Luca Dehmer
Lifeguard of the year – Lukas Harris

Most Improved – Megan Cross
Attitude and Attendance – Mark Baggott
Lifeguard of the year – Lachlan Robinson
Most Improved – Lachlan Robinson
Attitude and Attendance – Tahlia Singleton
Lifeguard of the year – Duncan Bentley

Most Improved Lifeguard – Megan Cross
Foote Family – Attendance & Attitude – Mark Baggott
Pukehina SR Cup Lifeguard Club Champion – Christine Nairn (for 4 silver medals at TSB National Masters, two Golds + two Silvers at Battle of the Bays Masters)
Te Ngahue – Most Volunteer Patrol Hours – Lachlan Robinson – 131 hours

PINK SLIPPER – Luca Dehmer
FLIPPER TROPHY – Casey Buckton

Gleston & Varcoe Family – Contribution to Club – Kevin Barugh
Christey Family – Junior Lifeguard of the year – Duncan Bentley
Lifeguard Of The Year – Lachlan Robinson



PCs Josh Russell, Jason Rive – Trainee PC Kelvin Fraser
Jacob & Megan Cross, Jasmine Howard Douglas, Tiara Wainepo Allen, Mark Baggott, Keita Baggott, Kate Sharpe
Top effort with limited numbers, two x 100% patrol audits and assisting across other patrols.

Every Sunday at 10am there is a canoe with your name on it. Masters, parents of Junior Surf, ex lifeguards, community members or people who just want something to clear thy head after a big Saturday night, come out to the club and join in. Geared at all levels, even if you just want a cup of tea, that’s fine too.

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