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Terms of use

Terms of use

Welcome to the Terms of Use for www.findabeach.co.nz ("Site"), a service brought to you by Surf Life Saving New Zealand Incorporated ("SLSNZ").

What are the Terms of Use?

The Terms of Use ("Terms") are a set of terms and conditions that apply to all use of the Site.

Why do we have Terms?

The Terms are designed to ensure there is a fair and level playing field for all use of the Site. By using this Site you agree to these Terms. If you do not accept the Terms you must not use the Site.

Changes to the Terms

Please be aware that SLSNZ may change the Terms from time to time without notice. Any changes will come into effect as soon as they are posted on the Terms page. Your continued use of the Site after any changes to the Terms will be regarded as acceptance of the new Terms.

Please check the Terms periodically for any changes.

Protection of information

You should be aware that the information on this Site is protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws and rights, including, without limitation, photographs, content, text materials, graphics, software, tools, trademarks, service marks, company names and logos, audio and visual elements. All rights, title and interest in such intellectual property rights, copyright and trademark are owned, licenced or controlled by SLSNZ.

You may use information on the Site and reproduce it in hard copy for your personal reference only. You must retain all copyright and other proprietary notices as they appear in the original material. You may not modify any content on the Site or present any modified content from the Site as official SLSNZ material.

You may link to the Site’s home page (www.findabeach.co.nz) provided that such link does not imply any sponsorship or other partnership arrangement of the Site or SLSNZ. You may not frame, link or otherwise incorporate into any other website or service any of the information contained within the Site, without the written prior consent of SLSNZ.


You acknowledge and agree that you own the copyright in your photographs and all information ("Content") you post on the Site. You also acknowledge and agree that such Content will not infringe or violate the intellectual property or other rights of some other person or entity or contravene the law in any way.

By posting any Content on the Site you specifically grant SLSNZ a non-exclusive, transferable and royalty free licence to use that Content that you post in connection with the Site or other SLSNZ promotional or advertising purposes. This licence will continue even if you terminate your use of the Site.

Your use of the Site

You agree to use the Site in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and in accordance with the Terms. If you choose to access this Site from outside of New Zealand, you will also be responsible for complying with the applicable local and national laws of that country.

You agree that you will ensure your use of the Site does not infringe the rights of any other person or entity or restrict or inhibit their use and enjoyment of the Site. You acknowledge that we may remove any Content that may be offensive or breaches these Terms.

The Site, and any information contained on or within the Site, may be accessed via standard web browsers only. Access by any other method (including, but not limited to, hacking, scraping, harvesting, data mining or any other extraction or data gathering method) is prohibited, except without the prior written consent of SLSNZ.


The purpose of this Site is for informational purposes only. While SLSNZ uses reasonable endeavours to ensure accuracy of the information on this Site, you, as a user, acknowledge the uncertainty of weather and surf forecasts. As such, the information is provided on an "as is" basis and without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including but not limited to accuracy, correctness, timeliness, completeness or fitness for purpose. Tide data viewed or downloaded from the Site is not equivalent to, or a replacement for, the official tide data as specified in Maritime Rules Part 25 Nautical Charts and Publications (pursuant to Section 36 of the Maritime Transport Act 1994).

SLSNZ is not responsible for, and does not guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by any of its advertisers, sponsors, charity partners or any third party to whose website SLSNZ may provide a link to. As such, navigating links to external websites is at your own risk.

Access to, and the availability of, the Site, may be interrupted, restricted or delayed from time to time. SLSNZ does not give any warranties of any kind, expressed or implied, in respect of the availability or performance of the Site.


Except to the extent that the law prohibits exclusion of liability, SLSNZ shall not be liable to you as a user of the Site for any loss, damage or expense (whether direct, indirect or consequential) incurred by you or any third party through the acts or omissions of SLSNZ, its employees or agents or through incomplete, unavailable or erroneous information. To the full extent permissible by New Zealand law, SLSNZ disclaims all responsibility for damages or losses (including, without limitation, financial loss, damages for loss of revenue, loss of profits or savings, and indirect or consequential loss) arising in contract, tort (including negligence) or otherwise from you or other users of the Site for the use of, or inability to use, the Site, or any material appearing on the Site, or from any action or decision taken as a result of using the Site.


In the event that you commit any breach of the Terms or that SLSNZ believes on reasonable grounds that you have misused the Site, SLSNZ may terminate or restrict your access to the Site immediately without notice, and without prejudice to any other rights or remedies available to SLSNZ. Upon such written notice, you shall cease to use the Site and shall not attempt to gain further access to it or the information contained on or within the Site.

Governing law

These Terms are governed, and to be interpreted, by New Zealand law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of New Zealand.

Contact us

If you have any specific concerns about the information and services published on the Site please email SLSNZ at: findabeach@surflifesaving.org.nz.

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