HE KŌRERO ANŌ MŌ MĀTOU
Volunteer lifeguards patrol the beach from December through March on weekends with paid lifeguards, usually from within the club, providing a service on weekdays during the Christmas school holidays.
Lifeguards are tested annually in swimming skills in the sea, timed swims in the pool, CPR, and surf knowledge. They also attend training courses to become skilled in First Aid, CPR, radio operation, the use of IRB rescue boat and other small craft.
I ngā mutunga wiki mai i te Hakihea ki Poutūterangi, ko ngā toa kaumaru tūao e tūtei ana i te tahamoana. Arā anō ētahi toa kaumaru ka utua (ko te nuinga nō roto mai i te karapu), ko rātou e kawe ana i ngā mahi kaumaru mai i te Rāhina ki te Rāmere i ngā hararei kura o te Kirihimete.
He mea whakamātau ngā toa kaumaru i ia tau mō ngā pūkenga kauhoe i te moana, te tere o te kauhoe i te hōpua kaukau, te CPR, me te mātauranga auheke. Ka haere anō ki ngā akoranga whakangungu kia mōhio ai rātou ki ngā mahi Whakaora Ohotata, ki te whakamahi i ngā pūrere tuku kōrero, i te waka whakaora IRB me ētahi atu waka iti.
E TAUTIAKI ANA I TŌ TĀTOU HAPORI
We are proud to have served the community and visitors to Ōtaki since 1953. Whilst we have performed many rescues in the surf at Ōtaki Beach, our core goal is to perform preventative actions and provide first aid & emergency care. Our lifeguards are also called out for land and sea searches from time to time. They are active in beach education programmes with local schools and also give talks/demonstrations to interested groups.
Nō te tau 1953 i tīmata ai tā mātou manaaki i te hapori o Ōtaki me ngā tūwaewae ka tatū mai, me tō mātou paku whakahīhī i tērā āhua. Ahakoa tokomaha ngā tāngata kua whakaorangia e mātou i te karekare o te tai, arā kē tā mātou whāinga matua, ko te kawe ake i ngā mahi ārai aituā me ngā mahi whakaora ohotata, kia hoki haumaru atu ai a tūmatanui mā ki ō rātou kāinga i muri i te kaukau me te pārekareka ki tātahi.
I ngā mutunga wiki o te raumati, ko ō mātou toa kaumaru tūao ērā e tūtei ana i te ara o Hinekirikiri. Ka āwhina anō rātou i ngā akoranga tahamoana i ngā kura o te rohe, ka kauhau/tuku whakaaturanga hoki ki ōna anō rōpū whai pānga mai. Waihoki, he wā anō tonoa ai kia whai wāhi ki ngā kimihanga tāngata ki uta, ki tai.
BECOME A LIFEGUARD
TE TŪ HEI TOA KAUMARU
You can become a Surf lifeguard once you turn 14 years of age. Once you qualify as a lifeguard, the doors open to summer weekend patrols, surf competitions and additional skills development.
Kia 14 ō tau, kua āhei koe te tū hei toa kaumaru. Ina whakamanatia koe hei toa kaumaru, kua pai tō tūtei i te tahamoana i ngā mutunga wiki o te raumati, tō whakauru ki ngā whakataetae auheke, me te whaiwhai haere i ētahi atu mahi whakapakari pūkenga.
There are heaps of other good reasons to become a lifeguard too:
Get fit, healthy, and hang out in the sun at the beach
Meet a bunch of like-minded people who value good clean fun
Become a paid Lifeguard and earn money with your skills
Develop first aid skills
Compete in surf competitions
Contribute to your community and help others enjoy their time at the beach
JUNIOR SURF (NIPPERS)
NGĀ PUNUA TOA KAUMARU (e kīia ana ko ngā NIPPERS)
Junior Surf (also known as Nippers) is for keen kids aged between 7 and 13 years, inclusive.
If you're interested in seeing your children develop fitness, confidence in the water and the skills to keep themselves safe at the beach then involvement in the Junior Surf programme is the ideal way to go.
Ko te Kāhui o ngā Punua Toa Kaumaru (e kīia nei ko ngā Nippers), mō ngā taitamariki kamakama e 7 ki te 13 ngā tau.
Mēnā koe e pīrangi ana kia pakari ake, kia māia ake ō tamariki ki te wai, kia tupu ō rātou pūkenga e haumaru ai te noho ki tātahi, otirā kia rongo anō rātou i te pārekareka nui, kāore pea i tua atu i ngā Punua Toa Kaumaru hei kaupapa mō rātou.
TE WHAKAURU MAI HEI MEMA
Ōtaki Surf Lifesaving Club warmly welcome new members and have a range of membership options available. Join us today and become part of our happy family.
Nei rā te reo rāhiri o Te Puni Kaumaru o Ōtaki ki te hunga e whakaaro ana ki te whakauru mai, He maha ngā momo whakauru e taea ana. Piki mai, kake mai ki tō mātou waka, ki tō mātou whānau manahau.
TŌ MĀTOU KUNENGA MAI
From humble beginnings, rising from the ashes, some quirky traditions to a now thriving family-oriented club, Ōtaki Surf Lifesaving Club proudly protects its community.
Mai i te orokohanga ririki, ki te aranga ake anō i te paunga o te whare i te ahi, ki te kawenga o ētahi ritenga rerekē i roto i ngā tau, tēnei mātou te tū pakari nei i ēnei rā, he karapu e aronui ana ki te whānau me te whanaungatanga. Ka nui te manawa reka o Te Puni Kaumaru o Ōtaki ki te tautiaki i tōna hapori.
MARINE PARADE, ŌTAKI BEACH
TEL: 06 364 5859