Welcome to Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club!

Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club

Big Bay beach is a popular destination for water sports enthusiasts from around the globe. Whether you are hoping to catch a wave, exploit the wind in an exhilarating kite- or windsurfing session, tick the Robben Island swim off your bucket list or simply enjoy the beach with your family, our lifeguards will look after your safety in the water as well as on the beach.

You can expect our voluntary lifeguards to patrol the beach from the first weekend in November until after the Easter weekend on Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00 and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00.

Big Bay lifeguards are also available to provide lifesaving duty on a professional basis at the beaches of Melkbosstrand and Silwerstroom.

If you come down to the Big Bay beach on a Friday evening or Sunday morning, you will see our lifeguards participate in rigorous beach and water training. Several of our lifeguards are top athletes in disciplines such as swimming, surfing, surfskiing and running.

Most of our lifeguards joined the Club as micro nippers (5 to 7) or nippers (8 to 14) and have been training with us for many years.

If you would like to enroll your child as a “Future Big Bay Lifeguard” please contact us and we will gladly explain the benefits. We also run regular Lifeguard Award (LA) courses for anyone older than 14.

We are a family orientated Club where the focus is on delivering a community service in a fun environment where camaraderie is a core value. To become a member of the Big Bay family, please visit the Membership section.

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Emergency Contact Details

Connor Rautenbach084 464 0671
Darren Willars082 465 0861
Christine Kennedy074 179 4669
Jacques Loubser082 772 2197

New Member Information

Welcome to Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club!

If you are considering joining our club or already have, these are a few important things... Read more...

Become a Lifeguard

The right to wear the coveted red lifeguard costume comes with great responsibility and requires skill, discipline, high fitness levels and compassion. Read more…

Become a Nipper

Becoming a nipper is the first step towards qualifying as a Big Bay lifeguard. The journey begins with our fun, yet challenging nipper course. Read more…

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