The Whakatane Surf Lifesaving Club is based at Ohope Beach in the Bay of Plenty. In 2008 the Club celebrated its 75th Anniversary and today still is an integral part of the beach, Whakatane town and the district.
Whakatane Surf Lifesaving Club
Mair Street, Ohope 3121
Telephone: 07 312 4676
Lois Moyes, Club Administration Contact only
07 308 4736
Postal Address: P O Box 2011, Whakatane. 3159
Clubbies Courtenay and Carla doing their tour of duty at the weekend raft race
Prize Giving & Club Spring Clean.
Saturday, 6th May at 5pm. All club members are warmly welcomed to join us in celebrating another successful season of life guarding, learning and adventure.
Pot luck dinner and byo drinks.
Slide show and patrolling awards.
Sunday, 7th May CLUB CLEAN UP 10am - 12 noon. Come and help for the grand finale club day for the season
Very New Members to our Club 2016/17
Very new members to our surf club can join on-line via the Surf Lifesaving NZ website. This is the link
You will need to make sure you fill out all the mandatory fields marked with a red asterisk. It will be a great help to our administrators. Thank you.
Become a Life Guard
At present the Whakatane Surf Lifesaving Club is conducting their annual lifeguard training program. This involves each candidate to successfully complete the 20 hour program and be awarded their Surf Bronze which means they are a qualified guard.
Each member is taught all facets of lifesaving from first aid, tube rescues and being able to deal with people in the water should a patient grab hold of them. Not only practical attributes are required there ...is also a portion of theory that must be completed.
The Whakatane club in the past years have only held one session per year but this year another intake is going to be held at the beginning of December, so we are wanting to take names now of prospective participants who would like to train as lifeguards and partake in the clubs events and competitions.
This year we had 2 people who learned to paddle surf skis at the Whakatane Club and represented New Zealand at the Olympics’ with Lisa Carrington bringing home Gold.
So come on and register now and be a life guard for life.
Enquires to Whakatane Surf Life Saving Club email@example.com
It has been a great week for members of the Whakatane Surf Lifesaving Club. On Sunday the Club was presented with a new tractor courtesy of Alan and Barb Pimm and Earl and Christine Morton, who owned the Massey Ferguson 35 tractor. Zac Callaghan organized the complete overhaul on it. He commented that it was not hard to get local businesses on board to do the major overhaul. Now we have a tractor that is painted in club colours, goes and looks a million dollars.
East Coast Heavy Diesel, Scott Hale checked over the motor and made the repairs.
Eastern Bay Auto Electrical, Shaun Davies overhauled all the electrics.
Haddocks Spray Painters, Goose Haddock completed the paint job.
Diverse Graphic's Channel James the signwriting.
Eastern Region Masters - well done team
Our Masters did extremely well at the Eastern Regions Competition. Standout performances in three overall age groups.
Craig Julian 1st in the 30 - 39 age group
Mark Pilcher 2nd in the 40 - 49 age group
Barry Cutfield 3rd in the 50 - 59 age group.
Rex Humpherson also had a very strong performance in the swim sprints and board with Marnie Fornusek performing well in the paddle race. Great result all, we are proud of our older members! Look out Nationals!
Splash and Dash Series
By popular demand ... Splash and Dash is back, THURSDAY nights starting SOON.
Barry understands that the Committee is au-fait with the notion of assigning one of the events to each of the patrols. in no particular order, the roster is:
22 January - Patrol 1
29 January - Patrol 3
12 February - Patrol 4
19 February - Patrol 5
26 February - Patrol 6
My suggestion is that PCs set up a formal patrol from 5.30pm (patrol hour boost opportunity for laggards) - uniforms etc and we need a minimum of 7 including IRB team. IRB will be set up (by Barry Cutfield) but IRB team will deconstruct.
...AND encourage all members to enter. We have an interclub rivalry to deal to, with the tri club, for the Splash/Dash trophy. Our junior surf members are doing it, anyone who thinks it's too hard is too SOFT!
Any queries please contact Barry Cutfield. 307 1444 021 165 2822
Last Year's New Guards
Well done team, we are proud of you.
Swimsuits and Rashies: now available. Contact Anna Humpherson Phone: 312 5050
No money, no garment!
Size 6 - 8 $48.00
Size 10 - 14 $56.00
Size 16 - 20 $64.00
Size 22 $72.00