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General enquiries contact info@sumnerslsc.co.nz


For all Lifeguard related enquiries contact lifeguarding@sumnerslsc.co.nz

For Venue Hire enquiries please email Murray Johnson at murray@fallline.co.nz and check out our Venue Hire tab in the top right of the page for further details.


About Us

Sumner Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1911 and was the second Surf Life Saving Club formed in Canterbury. The sole purpose of the Club is to prevent death by drowning while swimming in the sea. Sumner SLSC provides a community service in the form of surf patrols that keep a watchful eye over those in the water. These patrols are made up of trained volunteers. Sumner SLSC patrols from November to the end of March.


Sumner is located 10 km southeast of Christchurch city. To the west the beach is bound by the Avon and Heathcote Rivermouth, and to the east is the headland of Cave rock, which separates Sumner from Scarborough beach. Both Sumner and Scarborough beaches have golden sand and are about 400m and 1000m long respectively.


Sumner Surf Life Saving Club is located at the midpoint of Sumner beach. A small rocky outcrop to the west exposes a further 400 meters of beach at low tide. Sumner beach is backed by residential homes, motels, cafes and restaurants. 


For current weather and conditions, check out findmybeach.co.nz.


Committee and Officers

The Club Committee and Officer Roles for the 2018/19 season are made up of the following people:


CLUB PATRON - Tony Johnson


Chairman - Andrew Priest
President- Glenn Fergus
Club Captain- Kate Suter
Treasurer- Luke Keats
Club Facilities Manager- Murray Johnson
Secretary/Administrator- David Jones
Committee Member - Craig Todd
Committee Member - Tom Denman
Committee Member -  Pip Ives


Vice President- Luke Keats
Patrol Officer- Jake Simpson
Club Head Instructor- Kate Suter
Power-craft Officer- Al Malcolm
Funding Coordinator- Andrea McKendry
Surf Sports Coordinator- Jonelle Quane & Mark Robberds
Junior Surf Coordinator- Wayne Simmons & Huntly Quinn

Solicitor - M Toomey

Club Doctor/Surgeon- Nadia Schwass  & David Thompson


Club Fees for the 2018/19

Active Member:

Patroller and Competitor - $140

Patrol Only - $60

Active Other - $90 (Members in this category must have prior approval from the committee)


Associate Member:

An Associate Member is a person who has an interest in Surf Lifesaving and in being part of the Club and who has been accepted as an Associate Member by the Club.

Associate Member - $40 (Please note that an Associate member is not permitted to use water craft)


Junior Membership:

Is part of the Junior Surf Programme offered at Sumner Surf Lifesaving Club

Junior Surf Member - $120

Second and subsequent child -$90


Family Membership:

This category is for families (family = four immediate members) it is irrelevant what sub category your family members are in but you must specify that category alongside each name please

Family Membership -  $290


Payment Method

Internet Banking only: Westpac Ferrymead 03-1590-0025156-000


When referencing payment please enter:

Individual [Member’s First Initial and Last Name] [Membership Type and Age Group (Junior only)] [Subs18]

e.g. “R McCaw JuniorU10 Subs18”  or  “D Carter Active1 Subs18”

Families [Last Name]  [Family followed by number of members] [Subs18] e.g. Johnson Family4 Subs18


*Subs Payments due by 2 December 2019. Late payment may affect athlete’s ability to compete.