Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club is located on the beach
amongst the popular recreational area of Spencer Park and
Bottle Lake Forrest only 15-20 minutes drive from central
Christchurch and is easily accessible by main road via the
community of Spencerville. The clubhouse is adjacent to the Spencer Beach
Holiday Park and picnic areas.
Our primary objective is to provide a volunteer surf lifeguard
patrol service at Spencer Park beach. Our dedicated lifeguards are
rostered on patrol duties for approximately 6 weekend days each,
spread over the summer season.
The patrol season usually extends from the third weekend in
November through to the second weekend in March.
Our highly skilled and experienced instructors train new
members to become surf lifeguards. The surf lifeguard development
framework provides progression through higher lifeguarding
qualifications where members will learn a wide range of skills in
water recovery, beach safety, use of rescue equipment and first
Surf Life Saving is not just about surf patrol. Surf Life Saving
is also a sport which offers a wide range of both individual and
team disciplines and events. At Spencer Park, we cater for the
beginners to the advanced, whether you are just wanting to have fun
or take your sport to the highest level.
The junior surf program is a very important part of our club. We
run a program for ages 7 - 13 which teaches kids beach and water
safety along with the many surf sport events. Junior surf is all
about participation and having fun.