Surf Clubs Throw Open Doors

On Sunday 16 October 89 surf clubs from across NSW will throw open their doors to the public to give an insight into the vital role that the modern day surf lifesaver plays within their community.

Planning for the annual Surf Club Open Day is well advanced with a number of activities in the pipeline including Nipper demonstrations, lessons on how to identify a rip current, and rescue equipment demonstrations of all the gear that lifesavers use including rescue boards, surf belts, and of course the iconic rubber duckies.

With clubs from all 11 branches signing on this season there is sure to be an open day location convenient for your guests.

One of the key aims of the day is to highlight the other lesser known aspects of Surf Life Saving and the different ways people can become involved.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to see how a club really works and hopefully inspire people to become involved, even if it is just as a social or associate member,” said Surf Life Saving NSW Acting Member Services Manager, Brett Quince.

“It’s exciting to see how many of our clubs have embraced Surf Club Open Day, and there will plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy on the day including the very popular sausage sizzle. Surf clubs are vibrant hubs and play an important role in their local community, and we strongly encourage your guests to come along on the day and see what we’re all about,” he concluded.

In an exciting development in 2016 former Wallaby, current Nipper parent, and proud Bronte club member Al Baxter has been confirmed as the event’s first official ambassador. Over a professional career spanning 69 tests and over 100 Super Rugby games Al proved himself to be a tough but fair competitor on the field and a true gentlemen off it.

For further information about any of the activities planned for the day, please visit
our Open Day Event Page

2016 SURF CLUB OPEN DAY – PARTICIPATING CLUBS:

FAR NORTH COAST

• Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore SLSC
• Brunswick Heads SLSC
• Byron Bay SLSC
• Cudgen Headland SLSC
• Fingal Rovers SLSC
• Lennox Head – Alstonville SLSC
• Salt SLSC
• Yamba SLSC

NORTH COAST

• Minnie Water–Wooli SLSC
• Sawtell SLSC
• Woolgoolga SLSC

MID NORTH COAST

• Camden Haven SLSC
• Hat Head SLSC
• Macksville-Scotts Head SLSC
• Kempsey Crescent Head SLSC
• Port Macquarie SLSC
• Wauchope-Bonny Hills SLSC

LOWER NORTH COAST

• Black Head SLSC
• Cape Hawke SLSC
• Crowdy Head SLSC

HUNTER

• Birubi Point SLSC (held on 18 September)
• Catherine Hill Bay SLSC
• Caves Beach SLSC • Cooks Hill SLSC
• Dixon Park SLSC
• Fingal Beach SLSC
• Merewether SLSC
• Newcastle SLSC (held on 9 October)
• Nobbys SLSC
• Redhead SLSC
• Stockton SLSC
• Swansea Belmont SLSC
• Tea Gardens–Hawks Nest SLSC

CENTRAL COAST

• Avoca Beach SLSC
• Copacabana SLSC
• Killcare SLSC
• Macmasters Beach SLSC
• North Avoca SLSC
• North Entrance SLSC
• Ocean Beach SLSC
• Shelly Beach SLSC
• Soldiers Beach SLSC
• Terrigal SLSC
• The Entrance SLSC
• The Lakes SLSC
• Toowoon Bay SLSC
• Umina Beach SLSC
• Wamberal SLSC

SYDNEY NORTHERN BEACHES

• Avalon Beach SLSC
• Bungan Beach SLSC
• Dee Why SLSC
• Long Reef SLSC
• North Curl Curl SLSC
• North Steyne SLSC
• South Narrabeen SLSC
• Warriewood SLSC
• Whale Beach SLSC

SYDNEY

• Bondi Bathers SLSC
• Clovelly SLSC
• Cronulla SLSC
• Elouera SLSC
• Garie SLSC
• Maroubra SLSC
• North Bondi SLSC
• North Cronulla SLSC

ILLAWARRA

• Austinmer SLSC
• Bellambi SLSC
• Bulli SLSC
• Coledale SLSC
• North Wollongong SLSC
• Scarborough-Wombarra SLSC
• Thirroul SLSC
• Towradgi SLSC
• Windang SLSC
• Wollongong City SLSC
• Woonona SLSC

SOUTH COAST

• Gerringong SLSC
• Kiama SLSC
• Kiama Downs SLSC
• Mollymook SLSC (held on 9 October)
• Shellharbour SLSC
• Shoalhaven SLSC
• Sussex Inlet SLSC
• Warilla-Barrack Point SLSC

FAR SOUTH COAST

• Bermagui SLSC
• Moruya SLSC
• Narooma SLSC
• Pambula SLSC
• Tathra SLSC

Fri 23 Sep 2016