Lifeguarding is the core role of Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club and our voluntary patrols work with the public to prevent injury and drowning and provide treatment if necessary.
Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club provides patrols on weekends in the summer months from November to March, on Saturdays from 1pm to 5pm and on Sundays from 11am to 5pm. These hours may be extended when required, based on the weather and the number of public on the beach.
Professional lifeguards also patrol the beach from 10am to 6pm on weekdays during the busy summer school holiday period.
While visiting Taylors Mistake beach, we recommend talking to the lifeguards on duty to identify specific areas or conditions that you should be aware of. As a general guide on how you can practice beach safety:
Lifeguards around New Zealand usually provide first aid to more than 1000 people every year. All lifeguards at Taylors Mistake are trained to perform rescues, administer first aid and to respond to medical emergencies. The Club carries an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), spinal boards, oxygen and Penthrox (as well as other pain relief), and first aid supplies to treat all other injuries.