Welcome to Riversdale Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Welcome to the Riversdale Beach Surf Lifesaving Club (RBSLSC).  Since 1955 the RBSLSC has protected the lives of the community proudly patrolling one of the most popular Wairarapa beaches.

Welcome to the 2021/22 summer season, our sixth in the new clubhouse.  After the year we have all had, we are looking forward to a busy and sun-filled summer.  We have been busy preparing our lifeguards for the season and have an action packed few months ahead.  You'll find all the details on our website.



This is an important note to advise that the RBSLSC has now published its COVID-19 policy.  It is important that you read and understand this.  You will find a copy of the COVID-19 Policy here.

Patrol Hours 2021/2022

We have a combination of regional and volunteer lifeguards keeping the public safe in the water during the 2021/2022 summer.  

Guards will be patrolling on on the following days

North end patrol - To be confirmed

  • 4/5 December - 12.00pm - 5.00pm
  • 11/12 December  - 12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • 18/19 December - 12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • 25 December  - 12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • 26 December to 30 January -  9.30am - 5.30pm
  • 5/6 February -  12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • 12/13 February -  12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • 19/20 February -  12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • 26/27 February -  12.00pm – 5.00pm
  • 15 to 18 April - 12.00pm to 5.00pm

South end patrol

  • 26 December to 16 January 
    • 1.30pm - 5.30pm weekdays
    • 9.30am - 5.30pm weekends
  • 17 January to 21 January
    • 1.30pm - 5.30pm weekdays


Nipper programme


RBSLSC offers a unique beach education programme for children aged 5 years to 14 years.  Children of all abilities are welcome.  Visit our Nippers page to find out more abut the nipper programme for the 2021/2022 summer.