Our Vision

To provide the Tramore community with a safer environment at Tramore Beach.

Our Mission

The Tramore Surf Lifesaving Club is committed to being a volunteer community based provider of emergency services, recreation, sport and family involvement at Tramore Beach.


Tramore Surf Lifesaving was established in 1984. Throughout its history it has routinely been regarded as one of the strongest and most competitive lifesaving clubs in the country.  Surf Lifesaving is a sport that originated in Australia over one hundred years ago, its primary aim being to offer education and training to the public to reduce drowning accidents and fatalities.

It has evolved into one of the largest growth sports in the world, and involves various disciplines from swimming, kayaking, running, boating and paddle boarding. Ireland is ranked as one of the best teams in Europe in the sport, having only recently finished sixth at the European Championships. Tramore and Waterford was proudly represented by three local athletes, showing the success our lifesaving club has achieved. Currently our club has over 160 members, of all ages from 8 upwards.

The largest contingent of members is our “Nippers” who fall into the 8 to 14 year old age bracket. Such a large number of young and upcoming members are an extremely positive development for our club, as it ensures the long term future for our project and facilitates the training of the next generation of Ireland’s lifesavers and lifeguards. Our club is run on an entirely voluntary basis; there is a fantastic sense of community and cohesiveness within Tramore Surf Lifesaving with parents, coaches, and safety personnel all giving up their time in a voluntary capacity for training several times each week.

Club Achievements

  • National Champions
  • Individual Nipper, Junior & Senior National Champions
  • Club members represented at International level
  • A current total membership of 160 active members

Club Services

  • Comprehensive training and education programs
  • Significant First Aid services & Defibrillation
  • IRB – Inshore Rescue Boats and crews
  • Extensive radio communication systems
  • Competition craft storage