About the Club

Paekakariki is on the West Coast of the North Island of New Zealand, about a 40 minute drive from Central Wellington. We patrol Paekakariki Beach from November through March; conducting patrols on both Saturdays and Sundays. We have a large active membership of junior surf (7-13 years) and senior members (14 years+) and offer competitive training squads for surf sports. We have a proud history as a patrolling club and it is a set requirement that every member perform patrol duties before they can compete in interclub Surf Sports.

Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards is a community based, volunteer lifesaving club that has been providing an essential lifesaving service for over 100 years. In this time, it is estimated that the efforts of the club have saved well over 1000 people from life threating situations.

The Paekākāriki Surf Lifeguards (PSL) were once known as the Paekākāriki Railway Surf Club. In 1913 the club was established by a group of railway men following the drowning of their friend off Beach Road. Thanks to funding from the Railway Department, this group were able to build the first surf club building here in Paekākāriki.

PSL are one of the oldest organisations here in Kāpiti, and we lay claim to being the first country lifesaving club in all of Aotearoa.