We're proud to be a Major Partner of Surf Life Saving New Zealand, supporting the great work they are doing to keep Kiwis safe at the beach.

So, if you’re hitting the Coromandel, taking a dip at The Mount, spending the day at Fitzroy, or heading to any of our awesome NZ beaches this summer, stay safe, have fun and always swim between the flags. 

Group of friends carrying a surfboard at Bethells Beach in Auckland

Keeping you rip safe

Who doesn’t love spending time at the beach? There’s nothing better than loading up the car, slip, slop, slapping and heading to the beach for the day with your family or mates.

While a trip to the sea can be packed with fun, it can also be dangerous. Aside from sunburn and jellyfish, one of the most dangerous things you have to look out for when in the water is a rip current.

Rips are a huge risk for New Zealand beachgoers and are the biggest cause of rescues. Many people think when they’re caught in a rip that they’re strong enough to outswim it, but swimming against a rip is a race nobody can win.  


A group of lifeguards standing with their boards in front of a beach


Proud to support Surf Life Saving New Zealand

To recognise the great work that Surf Life Saving Clubs do in communities throughout New Zealand, we annually invite all Surf Life Saving Clubs to apply to receive financial grants totalling $100,000.

Over the last four summers TSB have given grants totalling $400,000. 


Three lifeguards at the beach standing next to the Whangamata SLSC trailer


Why we support Surf Life Saving New Zealand

We entered into our partnership with Surf Life Saving New Zealand in November 2016. We are pleased to celebrate it by sharing the stories our local surfclubs and the important work that they and lifeguards across the country do all year round. Surf lifesaving doesn’t end with summer.

TSB has a strong alignment with Surf Life Saving New Zealand through our values, history, allegiance to New Zealand and service to our communities. 

Surf Life Saving New Zealand logo


Surf Life Saving New Zealand

Since 1910 extraordinary New Zealanders have been volunteering their weekends to patrol New Zealand beaches. Whether patrolling swimming areas or rescuing in heavy surf, every Surf Lifeguard knows the powerful motivation of saving or protecting a life. It's a motivation that marks Surf Life Saving as more than just 'something to do' at the weekend. 

Surf Life Saving New Zealand is the national charity representing 74 Surf Life Saving Clubs in New Zealand who patrol in over 80 locations throughout the New Zealand summer months.

Remember the 3Rs Rip Survival Plan:

Surf Life Saving three Rs RIP safety message