The Jr. Lifeguard Program is aimed at increasing youth's self-confidence, physical conditioning, and ocean awareness of program participants through their introduction to water safety, first aid, and surf rescue techniques. Teens from 12-17 learn all the same rescue techniques that Hawaii lifeguards use on the beach: cross chest carry, fins and tube, rescue board and rescues utilizing the jet ski.

Our Mission

The North Shore Lifeguard Association was founded in 1996 by the Honolulu City and County Lifeguards who work and live in district three (North Shore, Oahu Beaches). The club was organized to help fulfill the need for ocean safety and lifesaving education within the North Shore community. The NSLA is committed to working with individuals and organizations who share with us the following goals:


Our Goals


To develop and provide instructional programs for the public in lifesaving, ocean rescue, cardio pulmonary resuscitation and surf safety skills.


To develop and support community recreational activities including swimming and paddleboard races, surf contests, lifeguard competitions, as well as other ocean oriented events.


To support youth programs, such as the Junior Lifeguard Program.