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What’s been happening…

The club is delighted, our new Lifesaving Facility is now finished. We’ve had our first lifesaving season using the new clubhouse and with some massive rescues at our beach it served us well.

A huge thanks to all our sponsors and donors who made this possible including Auckland Council, Lotteries New Zealand, TTCF, Foundation North, Grassroots, St Lazarus Trust, NZCT, Western Districts Community Foundation and all our friends. Without you this magnificent building would not be possible.

Also thanks to the The Trusts in West Auckland who will sponsor the club for the next 5 years with naming rights sponsorship. The club will now be known as The Trusts Karekare Surf Lifesaving.

The club opening has been delayed twice since the building was complete due to covid, but we hoping for a third time lucky and the official opening is set for Spring 2022.

Our facilities are now available for hire, we have a beautiful kitchen with Miele appliances, sleeping quarters for 30 people and 7 bathrooms. Two decks to watch the sunrise and set over the beautiful Tasman Sea. So if you are looking for a venue for your next corporate event, retreat or a weekend with friends please get in touch with our Building Administrator on 812 8761.

We look forward to welcoming you to our wonderful facility and sharing our slice of kiwi paradise on the wild coast of Karekare.

Three new Life Members announced…

Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club are delighted to announce three new Life Members for our club that were confirmed at our Thank you dinner on Sunday 30 May 2021.

It was a tough season on the beach at Karekare with no clubhouse facility. That meant no where to make a cup of tea, no bathroom facilities and no warm shower after 7 plus hours on the beach, sometimes in howling wind and rain.

But our lifeguards are tough and this only makes us stronger and more determined to finish our magnificent new building.

At our dinner held at Swanson RSA we announced three new members to our Life Membership list.

These three members have dedicated much of their adult (and some their youth) to Karekare and ensuring members of the public who visit the beach return home safely. They have held an extensive list of positions and continue to do so, over the decades from Patrol Captains, IRB Drivers, Vice Patrol Captains, Club Captain, Members of the Executive Committee, competed with sports teams, Junior Surf and Rookie coaches and part of our rebuild project teams.

We thank them and their families for their dedicated service to the club and look forward to their continued support as we move into a new phase of the clubs future.


Karekare surf lifesaving club, Founded 1935

He waka eke noa

A canoe which we are all in with no exception


  • I am Karekare, I belong to this beach
  • I am a proud volunteer lifeguard, my skill is valued
  • This is my beach, this is my place
  • I will do my duty as a lifeguard and club member with pride
  • I will be the best I can be
  • My rights and privileges are no greater or less than any other member of the club
  • I will respect those that have come before and will continue to do the same for those afterwards
  • I will treat others with dignity and respect
  • I will protect my fellow lifeguards, we are a team
  • I will celebrate diversity and difference
  • I will speak up against destructive behaviour
  • I will not condone disrespectful behaviour

I am the spirit of Karekare…. Alone we can do but together we can do more

We are a proud social responsible club, these people are available if you wish to talk to anyone about anything in the club.