Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service
The Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service provides the Mount Maunganui community with a safe surf beach and environment. They are dedicated to serving the local and wider community, keeping people safe. The Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service has more than 500 members and is dedicated to volunteer lifeguarding and land-based rescue services around Main Beach, Mauao and Pilot Bay. Volunteers spend thousands of hours each year patrolling the beach and coastline, from Labour weekend to Easter Weekend, as well as providing a year-round, 24-hour emergency call-out squad.
Last season, the dedicated Mount Maunganui Lifeguard volunteers spent more than 5,000 hours patrolling our beaches, undertaking 1,782 preventative actions to stop people getting into danger, completing 57 rescues and 15 search and rescues. Their 24-hour emergency response squad also attends to on average one call-out per week. As the primary responders for incidents on Mauao, they often perform first aids and help other emergency services deal with incidents including search and rescue, body recoveries, fires and Coastguard call-outs.
In 2019 the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service received funds from the P Roadley Fund.