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.

Friendships, Teamwork, Comradery, Child / Youth Development, Personal Development, Family Networks, Community Service, Having Fun

We are a family of like minded people who love the beach and the friendly club atmosphere.

Surf Lifeguard Patrol

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 aid.

Surf Sports

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.

Junior Surf

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.


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Spencer Park: Canterbury Surf Life Saving ‘Club of the Year'

6/06/2014 Spencer Park Wins Canterbury Surf Life Saving ‘Club of the Year’ 2014 Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club (SPLSC) has won the commendable ‘Club of the Year’ award for the Canterbury region for the first time in 26 years. The Canterbury/Tasman Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence were held on Friday 16 May, at the South Brighton Surf Life Saving Club. Read more at:

Passing of Russell Hayes

28/01/2014 Spencer Park SLSC mourns the sad loss of their club patron Russell Hayes, Russell past away Monday morning after a long battle with cancer.