Welcome to Midway Surf Life Saving Club on Gisborne’s Centennial Marine Drive

We’re a family-focused club providing a safe environment to swim, and opportunities for anyone to learn water skills.

Midway Beach is stunning and expansive. Just three minutes drive from the centre of Gisborne it’s a favourite spot for swimmers, surfers, families and beach-goers year round.

Our focus is safety and fun in the surf and we’re in it for life!

We patrol Midway Beach in Gisborne through the summer months on Saturdays and public holidays 1pm-5pm, and Sundays 9.30am-5.30pm.  The red and yellow flags show the safest place to swim on the beach.

Whether you’re interested in surf sport, lifeguarding, meeting new people, or you’ve moved to Gisborne and just want a place to train – Midway Surf Life Saving Club welcomes you!

We offer a safe, friendly and welcoming environment where all members can interact and enjoy the health and social benefits of belonging to a club that embraces team spirit and inclusion.

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Midway Key Events


ERC Pool Rescue Champs, Rotorua Aquatic Centre, Rotorua

Sat 9 Oct - Sun 10 Oct

National Pool Champs, Waterwold, Hamilton

Fri 29 Oct - Sun 31 Oct

Junior Surf Season Open Day, Midway, Gisborne

Sun 7 Nov

BOP Local Champs, Ohope Beach

Sun 12 Dec

Tairawhiti Local Champs, Midway Beach

Fri 4 Feb - Sat 5 Feb

ERC Junior Champs, Waihi Beach

Sat 12 Feb - Sun 13 Feb

Oceans 22, Main Beach, Mt Maunganui

Thu 24 Feb - Sun 27 Feb

ERC Pool Rescue Champs, Rotorua Aquatics Centre, Rotorua

Sat 9 Oct - Sun 10 Oct

National Pool Champs, Waterworld, Hamilton

Fri 29 Oct - Sun 31 Oct

Whangamata Classic, Whangamata

Sat 4 Dec - Sun 5 Dec

Mount Monster, Mt Maunganui

Sat 11 Dec

Gisborne/Tairawhiti Senior Champs, Gisborne

Fri 14 Jan - Sat 15 Jan

ERC Seniors, Mt Maunganui

Fri 28 Jan - Sun 30 Jan

TSB Surf Life Saving Championships, Christchurch

Thu 10 Mar - Sun 13 Mar

Midway AGM, 3pm Comet Club Rooms, Olympic Pools, Gisborne

Sun 26 Sep
Midway SLSC Drone Footage