SLSNZ NATIONAL Beach & Coastal Safety Report

SurfLifeSavingNZ1910

New Zealand has one of the highest fatal drowning rates in the OECD1. This report is our way of drawing a line in the sand. We, Surf Life Saving New Zealand, are saying “enough is enough”. No more unnecessary deaths from drowning on our beaches and along our coastline.

SURF LIFE SAVING PATROL LOCATIONS

SURF LIFEGUARD CAPABILITY

Figure 03

2018–19: Surf Life Saving Patrol Locations per Region

There are a total of 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs in New Zealand who provide voluntary patrols, during varying season lengths

between Labour and Easter weekends.

SAVING PATROL LOCATIONS PER REGION

Northland

6

Figure 04

2018-19: Total Volunteer Surf Life Saving Patrols and Contract Surf Lifeguard Service per Region

There are a total of 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs in New Zealand which provide voluntary patrols, up to a maximum season

length between Labour and Easter weekends. The Contract Surf Lifeguard Service (Monday-Friday) provides 80 Lifeguard

Patrols nationally.

13

Auckland

Bay of Plenty

14

15

12

Volunteer Surf Life Saving Patrols

Contract Surf Lifeguard Service

5

10

Taranaki

Waikato

Gisborne

5

Patrols (n)

9

6

Hawke’s Bay

5

3

4 Manawatu-Wanganui

1 Nelson

ND Tasman

0

NTL AUK WKO BOP GIS TKI MWT HKB WGN NSN MBH WTC CAN OTA STL

Region

Wellington

8

Marlborough

1

2

West Coast

Canterbury

10

Figure 05

2018-19: Equipment Used in a Rescue

Figure 06

2018-19: Patrolling Surf Lifeguards

6%

3%

1

Southland

Otago

6

0 40 80 160 Kilometers

16%

38%

Rescue

Tube

38%

38%

IRB

38%

Rescue Tube

IRB

Rescue Board

RWC

No Gear

57%

MALE

43%

FEMALE

SURF LIFE SAVING NEW ZEALAND

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NATIONAL BEACH & COASTAL SAFETY REPORT

SECTION ONE

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CAPABILITY

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