Whiritoa Lifeguard Service

Club Details

(07) 8659045
(07) 8656914
Michael Jeffs
(021) 573234



Kon Tiki Road

Whiritoa Beach

Whiritoa 3646


PO Box 40106

Whiritoa Beach

Whiritoa 3646

Club Overview

Trust Waikato Whiritoa Lifeguard Service, between Waihi and Whangamata on the Coromandel was formed in 1974. The Clubhouse sits prominently near the middle of the 1.6 km beach. We are a community and family based Club.

A pool of 35 plus lifeguards undertakes volunteer weekend patrols from the first Saturday in December to Easter.

We have a very successful Junior programme covering Nippers, Cadets, Trainees and Rookies. Dedicated Coaches are appointed to each of these groups who train together weekdays from Christmas to mid January. A number of carnivals are participated in each year.

Members can join in the social events and relax after a hot day at the claimed “Bar with the best view in the World”. The Whiritoa Summer programme is largely based around the Club, and offers a wide range of events for the Whiritoa Community.

We would love to have you as a member – please follow the links on this page – looking forward to meeting you.


2013 Bay of Plenty/Coromandel Patrol Club of the Year

Location Map

Club Roles

Buildings Coordinator:
Bill Doyle
Michael Jeffs
Club Captain:
Chaz Gibbons-Campbell
Coaching Coordinator:
Jack Brown
Committee Member:
Garry Christoffersen
Committee Member:
LIbby Clifton
Committee Member:
Ethan Cox
Committee Member:
Blair Graham
Committee Member:
Hamish McEwan
Communications Coordinator:
Donna Hopkins
Fundraising Coordinator:
Gavin MacDonald
Fundraising Coordinator:
Mark Polglase
Gear Coordinator:
Margie Paul
IRB Coordinator:
Malcolm Stapleton
Junior Club Captain:
LIbby Clifton
Membership Coordinator:
Jane McKenzie
Patrol Captain:
Tara George
Patrol Captain:
Chaz Gibbons-Campbell
Patrol Captain:
Alexander Polglase
Patrol Captain:
Nicholas Turner-Wright
Louise Hay
Denise Bufton


Saturday 6th December 2014 – Sunday 29th March 2015

Also Patrolling Easter Weekend, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of April 2015.

Core Patrol Hours: 11am – 4pm

Summer/Busy Patrol Hours: 10am - 6pm