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Lifeguarding

ALWAYS SWIM BETWEEN THE RED & YELLOW FLAGS

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LISTEN TO THE ADVICE OF LIFEGUARDS

 

Sumner SLSC has an excellent reputation as a key patrolling club in Canterbury. We have one of the busiest and challenging beaches in Christchurch and we hold a high standard of expectations for our lifeguards.

 

We patrol one flagged area, generally in front of the club house, from November till March, which is dependant on the ever changing conditions of the coastal area.

 

During this period all weekend and Public Holidays are Patrolled by Sumner SLSC skilled VOLUNTARY Lifeguards. Over the Summer holidays Canterbury Surf Lifesaving provides Regional Lifeguards to Patrol throughout the week.

 

Interested in becoming a Lifeguarding member of Sumner SLSC??

email: lifeguarding@sumnerslsc.co.nz

 

Main Hazards at Sumner Beach

  • The estuary located to the north west of the Club House at Shag Rock causes fast currents and deep water.
  • To the east of the Club House at Cave Rock a prodominant fixed RIP is ever present.
  • Multiple Sand Bars exist along Sumner Beach and are accesible by low tide, but beware! With a sudden turn of tide beach, goers can quickly find themselves cut off from the beach forced to face a 200 meter swim in deep water and surf.

 

 

 

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