Definition of surf lifesaving club in English:

surf lifesaving club

noun

NZ, Australian
  • 1A voluntary organization formed to safeguard swimmers and surfers.

    ‘a public meeting held last month established support for a new surf lifesaving club at the northern end of Town beach’
    • ‘Many northern surf lifesaving clubs have extended patrols beyond the official season, due to the long, hot summer and the resulting busy beaches.’
    • ‘Police would be working with council rangers, surf lifesaving clubs and the public to make sure people could enjoy the coast safely throughout summer.’
    • ‘The reason why they join the surf lifesaving club is to get their bronze medallion and then to patrol the beaches and save lives.’
    • ‘Surf lifesaving clubs are meeting urgently next week over moves to increase the time dogs are allowed on Auckland beaches during summer.’
    • ‘We've got surf lifesaving clubs already who can't get enough people on the weekends to patrol the beaches.’
    • ‘Generation after generation join surf lifesaving clubs.’
    • ‘Others flocked to Sydney's busiest beach, hitting the surf at Bondi to raise money for surf lifesaving clubs.’
    • ‘For local councils and surf lifesaving clubs, the High Court's decision presents a major headache.’
    • ‘Surf lifesaving clubs up and down the country are preparing for the first day of the season patrolling New Zealand beaches.’
    • ‘He has had a long association with the local surf lifesaving club.’
    • ‘The couple have been members of Whitesands Surf Lifesaving Club for over 20 years.’
    • ‘With more swimmers in the surf, the dangers of the ocean became apparent, and in 1906 the first surf lifesaving club in the world was founded at Bondi Beach.’
    1. 1.1 The premises of a surf lifesaving club.
      ‘we enjoy taking a walk along the water edge from Gonubie Hotel to the Surf Lifesaving Club’
      • ‘He was winched on board the helicopter and taken to North Palm Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, where paramedics found him uninjured but shaken.’
      • ‘The on-site kiosk on Saturday will be followed by another kiosk next weekend, at Stanwell Park Surf Lifesaving Club.’
      • ‘The 60m wall, north of the West Beach Surf Lifesaving Club, helps prevent coastal erosion and protect the foreshore.’
      • ‘The red Nissan, with two elderly occupants who received minor injuries, had indicated to turn right into the car-park of New Brighton Surf Lifesaving Club.’
      • ‘A picture taken in the 1950s shows just over 20 rooftops, and there's no store, school, or surf lifesaving club.’
      • ‘The foundations of Woolacombe Surf Lifesaving Club were destroyed by the storm this morning.’
      • ‘One of the more modern looking surf lifesaving clubs (costing nearly $6 million to build) is tucked away off a side street from the main Muriwai beach.’
      • ‘The course, costing $650, will run from March 22 - 31 at the Lennox Head Surf Lifesaving Club.’
      • ‘It didn't take long to pull the signage from its base at Queenscliff Surf Lifesaving Club in Manly, with no trace of the show left by Saturday morning.’
      • ‘The postcard setting, inside the Queenscliff Surf Lifesaving Club at the north end of the iconic sandy stretch, was at its dazzling best on a blue-sky day for the media launch.’