Surf Sports

As well as providing experienced lifeguards, Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club has a long and proud record as a highly competitive club that has produced many very talented athletes over the years.

Since the 1920s, Taylors Mistake members have held both National and World championship titles and to this day our members continue to compete at the very highest level both nationally and internationally.

The disciplines contested in the sporting arena of surf life saving include, swim events, surfski races, board races, ironman, board and tube rescue events as well as beach sprints and beach flags.

The Club is fortunate to have several dedicated specialist coaches who have guided our individual athletes and teams to success at all the main competitions including, Canterbury Championships, Southern Region Senior Championships, Eastern Region Senior Championships and the New Zealand Surf Life Saving Championships (Nationals).

Another important event that is steeped in tradition for Taylors Mistake Surf Life Saving Club is The Kesteven Cup Day, or ‘K-Day’.  As Taylors Mistake is the custodian of “K-Day”, we fervently aim to win not only the biggest race of the day: the 5-leg relay (Kesteven Cup Trophy), but also the Oliver Turpin Trophy, awarded on overall club points.