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 aid.
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.