(07) 533 3934

Here to prevent injury, harm and drowning on Pukehina Beach

Pukehina Beach is a popular beach that attracts swimmers, surfers and fishermen from throughout the local Bay of Plenty area, and visitors to the area. 

                              Pukehina Surf Rescue exists to protect beachgoers from harm. 

Patrol Hours

  Voluntary Patrol

Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am - 4:00pm
(until 24th Feb 2024)

  Regional Patrol

Weekdays 10:00am - 5:00pm
25th Dec 2023 - 19th Jan 2024

Remember to always swim between the patrol flags. 

In an emergency, dial 111. 

When to contact a Lifeguard

You should contact a Lifeguard when:

  • Someone appears to be struggling in the water
  • Someone is missing on the beach / in the water
  • There is a potential hazard on the beach (e.g. glass) 
  • A shark is spotted

We can retrieve stuck kontikis along Pukehina Beach. To do this for you, we ask for a $100 donation towards our equipment.

Contact Pukehina Surf Rescue on

(07) 533 3934


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