Whangārei Heads Volunteer Surf Life Saving Patrol was founded in 1968 and its members have been dedicated to the prevention of drowning and injury at Ocean Beach ever since.
Through the long summer months, the guardians of the beach are ever on the lookout for an upraised hand, ears pricked for a cry for help. The red and yellow flag has remained a symbol of safety in the surf. Though traditions, equipment and practices have changed, one fact has endured: lifeguards are In it for life.
(Paraphrased from Between the Flags - by Bob Harvey, President of Surf Life Saving New Zealand 2009-2012)
A wonderful opportunity for young people to learn some real life, important ocean skills. Thanks everyone for giving your time up to train our kids.