Raglan Surf Life Saving Club

Although patrolling our beach is our major priority, community education, surf sports and lifeguard development are all part of our services. We reach into all parts of the community and involve all ages.

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SURF LIFE SAVING PATROLS begin for the summer season THIS LABOUR WEEKEND, Sat, Sunday and Monday. Ngarunui Beach will be patrolled by your local RAGLAN SURF LIFESAVING CLUB volunteer lifeguards from 11am until 5pm all three days. Come along to your local beach and enjoy the safety of swimming between the flags during these hours. Our Patrol will…
1....place the flags in the safest place to swim;
2....have at least two guards on the beach constantly overseeing the flagged area;
3....have at least two guards up in our Tower watching the whole beach during their half hour roster, and communicating with the whole patrol team via VHS radio;
4....have at least two guards ready and waiting for any responses required, which often means talking to people about to enter the ocean in unsafe places about why it is unsafe and what they can best do to stay safe (these are called PREVENTATIVE ACTIONS = PAs);
5....have at least two guards who are trained IRB (inflatable rescue boat) drivers ready to respond to any PA requirements, rescues or searches.
6....consist of a team of qualified surf lifeguards of at least 14 years of age and above, lead by the senior guards as Patrol Captain and Patrol Vice-Captain, and also a First Aid Manager.
7....perform First Aid’s as required by the public on the beach, utilising the skills learned and practiced in their Surf Lifeguard training, with many guards further qualified in First Aid through Level 1, 2 and Pre Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC).

Expected beach conditions for the beach this labour weekend are as below:
• Wave height – 0.9 – 1.1meters
• Period between waves – 13 – 15 seconds
• Water temperature – 15 degrees Celcius
• Air temperature – 16-17 degrees Celcius with only light winds, and some light rain Sunday morning.
• Low tides 8am Saturday to 9.36am Monday
• High tides 2.15pm Saturday to 3.44pm Monday - swimming is generally safest on an incoming tide.
SEE YOU ON THE BEACH THIS WEEKEND, THE BEGINNING OF THE SIX MONTHS OF SAFE SWIMMING ON NGARUNUI BEACH.
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9 months ago

Trust Waikato Raglan Surf Life Saving Club

BEACH CLOSED due to DANGEROUS CONDITIONS:
Stormy conditions, large swells, strong currents and poor visibility means that our Paid Lifeguard Service has determined that there is no safe area on the beach for swimming/body boarding today. Please do not go out into the water. As always if you see someone out there in distress, call 111 immediately. Stay safe Raglan whanau
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