Situated on a fifty kilometer stretch of Auckland’s rugged west coast, Muriwai is renowned for it’s stunning scenery, abundant wildlife and its sparkling black sand. The Muriwai Volunteer Lifeguard Service found its origins in 1948 after a series of near tragedies encouraged the local community to form a lifesaving club.
For over sixty years Muriwai lifeguards have patrolled this isolated paradise, preventing injury and loss of life on one of Auckland’s most popular beaches.
Lifesaving is the club’s foremost concern and Muriwai is patrolled each weekend by volunteer guards throughout the summer months from Labour weekend until Easter. From December, paid lifeguards watch over the beach during the weekdays, ensuring beach users are safe.
Surf sports keep members fit and Muriwai has a strong team of athletes competing in all disciplines of surf life saving. Whether it be surf sports, boat rowing or IRB racing, Muriwai athletes are highly successful regionally, nationally and internationally.
The Junior Surf program or ‘Nippers’ is where it all begins for many Muriwai Lifeguards with many of the members involved since childhood. Nippers take to the beach each Sunday morning to develop their surf skills as they work towards becoming lifeguards.
Sponsors and supporters
We are a proud part of the Muriwai and greater Rodney community and hold an immense gratitude for each of our sponsors and supporters, without whom our job would be impossible.
Muriwai strives to live our motto, that of ‘Great Since ’48’ in celebration of our founding members and their successes. We also align our mission with that of our governing body, Surf Life Saving New Zealand who endeavor to preserve life on New Zealand beaches. We, along with the seventy five other lifesaving clubs in New Zealand, continue to be passionately, In It For Life.
Want to join?
We need volunteers across all aspects of the club. Whether you can help over the whole summer, or just a few hours, we need your help. We are a volunteer lifeguard service, so any help is much appreciated. For more information, have a look to our Membership page.