The Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club was established in 1972, and has actively patrolled Pauanui Beach ever since, and in the process saved hundreds of lives. The Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club actively manages and provides lifeguard patrols and associated programmes at Pauanui Beach over the summer period, all with the ultimate aim of preventing death by drowning at Pauanui Beach. Through a strong commitment to its members, the Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club fosters an inclusive environment for the promotion and development of Surf Life Saving activities on Pauanui Beach for the recreation, safety and entertainment of the people using the beach. The Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club encourages participation and achievement in all areas of Surf Life Saving, from lifeguarding and lifeguard development, to junior surf, to surf sports, and through active participation in the governance of the Club.
The Trust Waikato Pauanui Surf Life Saving Club is an incorporated society formed under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. The Club is run by a number of volunteer committees, overseen by an executive volunteer board. The club currently has around 50 volunteer lifeguards who patrol the beach each weekend from the start of December to the end of February, as well as Easter and Labour weekends.