History

Orewa SLSC was formed in 1950 by members of Milford SLSC which had fallen into recess. At this time the Estuary outflow travelled north along the beach and ended about where the club now sits. This made the beach quite dangerous and was the reason that the club is sited where it is. In the late 1950s the Air Force bombed the channel in the Estuary and this changed the river out flow straight out to sea.
Clubbies originally stayed in a tent in the camping ground and later built a small shed about where the public toilets are to the south of the Club. The first proper clubhouse was opened in 1960. Funds were raised by the club building and operating a skating rink on the Domain. This was closed in the early 1990s and the remains can still be seen to the left of the Domain entry drive. The original clubhouse structure is still incorporated into the building and is roughly where the Lounge/Restaurant is. An upstairs addition was added in the late 1970s and further additions made in the early 1990s to give the clubhouse its existing area.

Women were allowed to join as active members for the first time in 1972/73 and the club added a Junior Surf section in 1974/75. In the early years members mainly came from Auckland. This has changed since the late 1970s when the local population started to grow significantly with most of our members now being local.

Over the years the Club has performed over 1100 rescues in addition to countless other actions (First Aids, Preventative Actions, etc).

 

Orewa surf lifesaving club

Orewa Surf Life Saving Club provides surf life saving services to Orewa and the surrounding areas.

 

Our purpose

To protect our community in the water.