Lifeguarding is the key purpose of our organisation and club. At Raglan we are always in the top 5 surf life saving clubs nationwide in terms of the number of rescues, first-aids and searches we conduct. We also perform more Preventative Actions than any other beach in New Zealand which shows just how active our lifeguards are and have to be to keep the beach safe.

In the 2020/21 summer season we performed:

  • 40 Rescues

  • 111 First-aids

  • 10 Searches

At Raglan we run four patrols in a rotating 4 weekly pattern, where a patrol will cover a whole weekend. We patrol from Labour Day in October to Easter Weekend in March / April. Below is an indication of our hours during these periods. Look out for red and yellow flags to confirm we are on the beach.

23-10-21 to 28-11-21 04-12-21 to 27-02-22 05-03-22 to 18-04-22
Saturday 1100-1700 1030-1800 1100-1700
Sunday 1100-1600 1030-1700 1100-1600

Typically we are first response for most marine emergencies while we are on patrol, with Raglan Coastguard not far behind. However in winter months we are on a call-out basis only.