Evenings are getting longer, the ocean is looking enticing, thoughts of spending time on the beach are forefront in the mind ... it must be time to think about involvement with Pukehina Surf Rescue this season.
Pukehina Surf Rescue is a family-friendly surf lifesaving club that exists to prevent drowning and injury at Pukehina Beach.
Last season, lifeguards, both regional paid guards and volunteers, undertook 3240 patrol hours, and completed 1913 preventative actions.
Involvement with surf lifesaving can be multifaceted encompassing patrolling the beach from land and water, competing at club, regional or national level, or event guarding.
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Many local families start their surf lifesaving journey by joining the club's junior surf programme, aimed at providing beach education and water confidence for ages 5-14 years through games and activities.
This is held at the surf club every Sunday morning throughout summer.
Anyone wanting to learn more about the organisation, or those wishing to return, are welcome to go to either of the two pre-season junior surf registration evenings on October 17 between 3pm-5pm and October 24, 6pm-7pm.
Further information about the club and quest to raise the funds needed to build a new clubroom, is on the club's Facebook page and website: www.pukehinasurfrescue.co.nz.