About us

Welcome to the home of Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club.

Taylors Mistake is one of the most beautiful and dramatic beaches in the Canterbury area.  The beach is surrounded on either side by hills and craggy outcrops which are the result of volcanic activity in nearby Lyttelton Harbour.  The bay is renowned for its clean clear water, secluded location and some of the best and biggest surf in the Christchurch area, making it challenging for even the most experienced swimmers and board riders.

The Club is primarily tasked with providing a safe beach for the public through surf patrols, but we also run strong junior and senior surf programmes.  Junior surf is focused on building a foundation of surf knowledge and water skills that will build your child’s confidence in the water.  Senior surf is competition based, and culminates in the New Zealand Surf Lifesaving Nationals, held in March each year.  A Surf Lifeguard Award must be obtained to participate in senior surf, and Taylors Mistake guides its members through this training.  This award is also necessary to participate in patrols.

Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club has a rich history and continues to produce skilled lifeguards and competitive athletes whilst also nurturing our junior members.