As the weather starts to look a lot more like summer and the temperature rises, Mairangi Bay’s lifeguards have been keeping Aucklanders safe on both coasts – East and West.

With the patrol season well underway Aucklanders have been flocking to our beaches to hit the water, meet friends and family and enjoy the recent spell of marvelous weather.

And our lifeguards have been operating at home and away at Piha.

“Covid 19 has created more hurdles already this season and for lifesaving clubs around the country it means having to be nimble,” Mairangi Bay Surf Lifesaving Club’s director of lifeguarding Sam Walters says.

“We’ve been asked to help out at Piha and we’re always happy to answer the call.”

At home it’s all been about Observational Patrols so far. At Piha our group of guards have been keeping an eye on swimmers from the beach, with the MBSLSC club ute sitting pride of place on the black sand.

“We’ve had really good feedback from the public at Piha thanking us for being there to provide a service,” Walters says.

“That’s what it’s all about. Helping out where we can and making sure people feel safe.”


While the lifeguards have been busy keeping people safe, Mairangi Bay Junior club members have enjoyed getting back to the beach for the Sunday Junior Surf Lifesaving Programme. This has taken some organising and co-ordination with limited group sizes and trying to keep everyone safe, while still having fun. Sessions were spread out along Mairangi Bay beach, Campbells Bay beach and the grass reserves, to facilitate the number of groups, plus the smaller group sizes meant the programme ran the entire day. Well done to everyone involved in coaching and managing, as well as all the Junior Club members who took part with great enthusiasm. For Junior Sunday Club day information please head to the club website here:

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