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Welcome to the Surf City Beach Patrol website.  Here you will find information about the Surf City Lifeguards.  If you have non-lifeguard or beach badge questions please visit the main Borough of Surf City website at  The Surf City Beach Patrol is a Nationally USLA certified 50 member squad that offers the opportunity to guard popular and scenic beaches and the chance to train and compete in a fun and friendly environment.

Surf City, located on beautiful Long Beach Island, boasts one of the highest wage scales in the East,  provides professional and contemporary uniforms, top-notch equipment, and a close-knit squad that shares many extracurricular activities including lifeguard tournaments, volleyball, softball, and barbecues.  If you are interested in being a Surf City lifeguard you may download an application here.

Come out and support your Surf City Lifeguards! 




2023 Lifeguard Try Outs and CPR/AFA Training- Saturday May 27, 2023

If you are interested in becoming a Surf City lifeguard please visit our Lifeguard FAQ page.  The short version is you need to come to the try out scheduled below.  If you earn a position we provide all of the training you will need!

If you have a conflict with the May 27 lifeguard test please contact me at the e-mail address below.

New Applicants
When:  Saturday May 27 at 9AM (pool) or 9AM (5th and bay)
If you are a new applicant you have the option of either swimming in the bay at 9AM at the St. Francis pool located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd. in Brant Beach or you may swim at 5th street and the bay at 9AM.  We will meet at the end 5th street.  I am providing new applicants the opportunity to swim the initial test in the bay so they have time to train for the open water bay test, which is administered monthly during the season.  If you can make the time in the bay it is recommended to do as open water swimming is given more weight than the pool swim for hiring purposes.

Returning Lifeguards
  Saturday, May 27 at 9AM
 We will meet at the end of 5th street at 9AM.

Advanced First Aid (AFA) and CPR Training
AFA and CPR skills and written testing will occur after the lifeguard test as follows:
CPR - 11AM at the lifeguard garage
AFA - 1PM at the lifeguard garage


2022 Surf City Lifeguard Pay Scale

Experience 2022 Hourly
1st Year $585.00 $15.00
2nd Year $604.50 $15.50
3rd Year $624.00 $16.00
4th Year $643.50 $16.50
5th Year $663.00 $17.00
6th Year $682.50 $17.50
7th Year $682.50 $17.50
8th Year $702.00 $18.00
9th Year $721.50 $18.50
10th Year+ $741.00 $19.00



17th Annual Surf City Epic Lifeguard Tournament is Scheduled for Thursday July 6, 2023

The Surf City Epic Lifeguard Tournament is scheduled for Thursday July 6, 2022 at 6PM on the 5th Street Beach in Surf City.


2nd Annual  Surf City Epic LIT Tournament is Scheduled for Tuesday July 18, 2023

The Surf City Epic Lifeguard Tournament is scheduled for Tuesday July 18, 2023.



The 2022 Yearbook is Up!  Tuesday March 28, 2023
 You can view it here.




The 2021 Yearbook is Up!  Tuesday February 15, 2022
You can view it here.





The 2022 Surf City LIT Program is Full - We are no longer accepting applications

The 2022 SCBP LIT program is full and we are no longer accepting additional application.  If you signed up please make sure you submit your Introduction/Swim Skills video to by Friday February 18, 2022.  Details of what should be included in the video found on our LIT webpage.

If you did sign onto the application queue remember to send your Introduction/Swim Skills video to by Friday, February 18, 2022 as detailed on the LIT Webpage.  When you submit the video you will receive an e-mail letting you know we received it and are able to view it.




February 6, 2020 - 2019 Yearbook!

The 2019 online Surf City Beach Patrol yearbook is live.  Surf City wins the Seaside Park Lifeguard Tournament (again).  The Surf City Women repeat their 2017-2018 tournament performances by winning the Long Beach Township and Lavallette Women's Lifeguard Tournaments. 




January 11, 2018 - Finally... the 2018 Online Yearbook is Up!!

The 2018 online Surf City Beach Patrol yearbook is live.  Follow the link here
Surf City wins the Seaside Park Lifeguard Tournament.  The Surf City Women repeat their 2017 tournament performances by winning the Long Beach Township and Lavallette Women's Lifeguard Tournaments. 

Lavallette Tournament video:  SD version(119MB)   HD version(437MB)
Download the zip file, password is CJ's last name.




January 5, 2012 - 2011 Yearbook and new Hall of Fame pages are UP!

Better late than never right?  The 2011 SCBP online yearbook is up and you have check it out here.  It was a fantastic summer with the guys winning the Seaside Park Tournament and the Sandy Hook Tournament.  The gals also showed their stuff coming in 2nd at the Island Beach Women's Tournament.

In addition the newly created "Hall Of Fame" page has also been posted.  






December 7, 2010 - The 2010 online Yearbook is UP!!!

Have a look here at the always interesting chronicles of the Surf City lifeguards as they win their Epic tournament, protect the beach patrons of Surf City, travel the state to compete against other beach patrols, and remember the '80's at the annual banquet!







January 13, 2009 - Surf City 2008 Season voted "#5 Sports Win of 2008" by Times-Beacon




November 11, 2008 - Surf City 2008 Online Yearbook is up!!!

Well there was a lot of happenings to write about this season but the 2008 Surf City Beach Patrol online yearbook is up.  Relive the fantastic summer season as the Surf City Beach Patrol kept the beaches of Surf City safe for bathers, enjoyed teams events such a cookouts and the annual Thundering Surf outing (probably the last for that for a while ;), and oh yeah the dominating tournament performance of the Surf City team as they win 6 of the 8 tournaments they attended.








August 11, 2008 - Surf City Repeats Win at LBI Lifeguard Tournament

After winning the Surf City Epic tournament, the Lavallette tournament, the Ortley Classic tournament, the Island Beach tournament, and the Midway Beach lifeguard tournaments the Surf City juggernaut continued its winning ways by defeating all LBI teams in the Long Beach Island Lifeguard Tournament and winning the tournament for the second year in a row.



July 17, 2008 - Surf City Wins Lavallette Lifeguard Tournament

The Surf City squad had another great showing at the annual Lavallette 6-Man lifeguard tournament winning the tournament with 27 team points.  The always strong Ortley squad came in second place with 14 points.  Thinks went well for Surf City as the guys won 4 of the 6 events and earned a 2nd and 3rd place in the two events they didn't win.  Congrats to Alan, Chris, Dave, Darren, Jeff,  Ross and the entire Surf City team..



July 9, 2008 - Surf City Wins Epic Lifeguard Tournament

Despite rough ocean conditions and cold water the Epic lifeguard tournament was held as scheduled.  It was a fantastic night for the Surf City team as they swept the tournament, winning all five events and earning first place overall with 40 team points.  Beach Haven and Barnegat Light tied with 17 points each with the second place award going to Beach Haven because they earned more second place finishes than Barnegat Light.  Congratulations to all teams that competed in the Epic.



 2007 - A Banner Season for the Surf City Beach Patrol
1st Place - LBIBPA Lifeguard Tournament (Southern Ocean County Sports Upset of the Year)
1st Place Ortley Classic Tournament
1st Place Surf City Epic Tournament
1st Place Island Beach Motor Lodge Tournament
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Surf City Beach Patrol, 813 Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, NJ 08008
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