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Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club


Images of the Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club in Action


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By Richard Moore

The members of Papamoa Surf Lifesaving Club have been keeping Papamoa Beach safe for the past 25 years.

It is a relatively young club, but has an astounding 700+ members from a community of about 22,000.


The club is a huge part of the Papamoa community and yet many people don't know what it is about, other than its lifeguard services.


I decided to spend a summer hanging out at the surf club in an attempt to show something of the people at the club - from juniors through to seniors - and the volunteers who donate hundreds of hours a year to keeping it running and our beach safe.
















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