Waipu Cove Surf Lifesaving Club

Dave-Woodman-&-Gavin-Grant--ReelDid you Know?  Waipu Cove Surf Lifesaving Club is the oldest, still active surf club in the Northern Region of New Zealand. It has a proud history of lifesaving and training, and welcomes new members.  For more on the history of the Club contact Ian Godfrey

2018 is the 90th Anniversary of the Club.

Weekend Patrols


The weekend volunteer Surf Patrol commences on Labour Weekend and runs right through until Easter. There is also a 4-6 week period during high summer whereby paid Northern Region Lifeguards patrol the beach from Mon-Fri.

What we do

WCSLSC is a volunteer Surf Life Saving Club, which offers an after hour lifesaving service. We are responsible for lifeguarding, sport, and education services to our community and its members. Our club is a small club with a strong local membership, as well as a long history with Auckland based members. JOIN US

IMG_6951Junior Surf

Our Junior Surf (U14) Programme is also run by volunteers. This year we have approximately 90 Junior Surf Members. As well as our U14 Junior Surf Programme, we run a Rookie Programme for 13 Year Olds and a Training Lifeguard Programme for 14+ Year Olds. More about Junior Surf


Waipu Cove Surf Life Saving Club (WCSLSC) is a constituted member of the Surf Life Saving Northern Region Incorporated. We are situated half an hour South of Whangarei, in the Whangarei District.

During our 2014-15 Season, 50+ members passed their Surf Lifeguard Award. This was thanks to a select group of Lifeguard Instructors who gave up their time to deliver regular training sessions covering; First aid, theory bookwork, 400m pool swims, run-swim-run in the surf and tube rescues…


  1. Caitland on December 26, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    Hi. Just wondering what the details are of the happy hours you have up there around the holiday time of December- January. We are hoping there is a ladies night sometime soon.

  2. keisha walters on December 31, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Hi my name Keisha Walters I’m 13 will be 14 April 4th I would like join the surf life saving club please help what do I need to do.

    • Rosemary Neave on December 31, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Hi keisha, I have forwarded this to the surf club on info@waipusurfclub.co.nz I am sure you will hear back from them soon 🙂

      • keisha walters on January 4, 2015 at 3:11 pm

        thank you

  3. Dan Johnston on December 19, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Hi does anyone know when the annual waipu to langs swim is?

    • Rosemary Neave on December 21, 2014 at 10:54 am

      HI I have been trying to find out, I suggest you ring Rick Stolwerk 09 432 0741

    • Rosemary Neave on December 21, 2014 at 3:14 pm

      have just heard back it is on 3 January
      7.45am Pub to Club Walk – assemble outside Waipu Pub 7.30am $20
      7.45am Langs to Waipu Cove Swim – assemble by swings 7.30am $20
      8.15am Pub to Club Fun Run – assemble outside Waipu Pub 8.00am $20
      (Fun Run/Walk & Swim includes complimentary BLT breakfast)

  4. Wendy Hunter on November 2, 2014 at 7:38 pm

    Needs an update now we have just refreshed 50 + lifeguards for the 2014-15 season and registered 90 kids for junior surf.

    • Rosemary Neave on November 2, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      thanks wendy, have updated that!

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