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About Us

What are we all about and meet the committee and officer team below. 

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About Us:

Since 1911

Sumner Surf Life Saving Club was founded in 1911 and was the second Surf Life Saving Club formed in Canterbury. The sole purpose of the Club is to prevent death by drowning while swimming in the sea. Sumner SLSC provides a community service in the form of surf patrols that keep a watchful eye over those in the water. These patrols are made up of trained volunteers. Sumner SLSC patrols from November to the end of March.


Sumner is located 10 km southeast of Christchurch city. To the west the beach is bound by the Avon and Heathcote Rivermouth, and to the east is the headland of Cave rock, which separates Sumner from Scarborough beach. Both Sumner and Scarborough beaches have golden sand and are about 400m and 1000m long respectively.


Sumner Surf Life Saving Club is located at the midpoint of Sumner beach. A small rocky outcrop to the west exposes a further 400 meters of beach at low tide. Sumner beach is backed by residential homes, motels, cafes and restaurants. 


For current weather and conditions, check out findmybeach.co.nz.

Meet the Team

Meet and Officers and Committee Team.

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Patron

Lee Munt

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Chair

Mark Lodder

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President

Kate Suter

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Club Captain

Huntley Quinn

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Treasurer

Tom Denman

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Committee Member Health and Safety Director

Gavin Strachan

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Committee Member Lifeguarding Director

Chris Harrison

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Committee Member Sports Director

Ben Quane

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Committee Member Youth & Development Director

Ryan Thom

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Committee
Secretary

Julie Denman

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Patrol Officer

Keke Mote

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Search & Rescue Coordinator

Tom Denman

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Head Instructor

Per Tonascia

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Powercraft Officer

Nick Hornblow

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Junior Officer

Ben Quane

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Rookie Coordinator

Sophie Berrill

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First Aid Officer

Ellen McLean

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Radio Officer

Leon Batten

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Surf Sports
Officer

Mark Robberds

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IRB Sport Officer

Tom Denman

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Pool Sport Officer

Jonelle Quane

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Junior Sport
Officer

Ben Quane

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Lifeguard Course Coordinator

Per Tonascia

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IRB Course Coordinator

Lewis Elliott

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Board Rescue Module Coordinator

TBC

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Facilities Manager

Glen Fergus

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Administration & Events

Julie Denman

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Funding Officer

Melissa Coutts

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