Surf to safe

Taking your family to the beach can be a pretty relaxing day out (although sometimes you'll arrive wishing the waves were a little smaller!) We’re proud to partner with Surf Life Saving New Zealand.  It’s our way of supporting your community, so you can count on Surf Lifeguards providing safer places to swim for you and your loved ones this summer.

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Keeping you rip safe this summer

Who doesn’t love spending their summer at the beach? There’s nothing better than loading up the car 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 beach goers and are the biggest cause of rescues. Many people think when they’re caught in a rip that they’re strong enough to out swim it, but swimming against a rip is a race nobody can win.  




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 of Bill, Trinity 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. We are proud of our association and pleased to share it with you through this intimate look at two lifeguards with a common commitment.



Surf Life Saving grants

To celebrate TSB being a Major Partner of Surf Life Saving New Zealand, and 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 one of 11 financial grants totalling $100,000.

See recipients who received grants >

Surf Life Savers Grant Announcement



About 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.

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