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about us

Welcome to the Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club website. The Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club prides itself as a friendly, family orientated community volunteer organisation. 

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.

Spencer Park SLSC prides itself on providing highly skilled Surf Lifeguards who patrol the beach for the safety of the public. We also provide junior development for 7-13 years and senior surf sports programmes competing in many local and national surf life saving sport events. Surf sports offers many sporting opportunities and further enhances the skills required to be effective Surf Lifeguards. 

Our History

The Spencer Park area was established as a recreation ground in 1874 and was created as a domain in 1930. By 1942, 1/3 of an acre was established as a basic camp site and with further development over the following years, the Spencer Holiday Park camping ground was officially opened in 1963. During the 60's, the Spencer Holiday Park and the beach at Spencer Park become a popular destination for holiday makers and residents of Christchurch. The late 60's saw a limited lifeguard patrol established and during the year of 1969, the founders of our club formally established the Spencer Park Surf Life Saving Club. In 1970, the club was registered as an Incorporated Society, and the club has provided a surf lifeguard patrol service every summer since.