Welcome to the website of Ocean Beach Kiwi Surf Life Saving
The Ocean Beach Kiwi Surf Lifesaving Club has been
patrolling Ocean Beach since 1965. Ocean Beach, an easy
drive from Napier and Hastings, is becoming Hawke's Bay's most
popular beach attracting large crowds of beach goers during the
summer months. Being an exposed surf beach it can at times become
very dangerous so a strong Surf Club with a healthy membership
is therefore essential on this particular beach.
The overall objective of our club is to be successful and
healthy in terms of membership base, quality of competitors,
desirable competition results and high quality public service.
We are members of Surf Life Saving New Zealand, who is the
leading water safety organisation in New Zealand. As an
organisation, we have been providing Surf Lifesaving services to
New Zealand communities for nearly 100 years.
Surf lifesaving helps build self
confidence, self discipline, integrity, strong character and
courage for life not to mention friendships that last a
We train our members to become valuable Life Savers who
patrol our beach, teaching techniques from surf
swimming through to vital life saving and resuscitation
skills. During patrol season, Junior surf (ages 7 -
13) training is conducted at the beach each Sunday
morning from 10am.
Once 14 and a qualified lifeguard Surf Sports competition
provides members the opportunity to refine and practice their
lifesaving skills in the competition arena at local, state,
national and international level. Surf Sports forms a
significant component of the Surf Life Saving movement.