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Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state are busy putting the final touches on their 2017 Open Day program which takes place this Sunday 15 October.

This year’s Surf Club Open Day event is proving as popular as ever with 98 clubs signing up to participate in this great community event.

Lifesavers have been back on patrol for almost a month, and rising spring temperatures have seen thousands flock to the beach meaning a busy start to the season for our valued volunteers.

The majority of the state’s Nippers will also be back in the water from this weekend and it’s a perfect opportunity for the public to come and see what goes on behind the scenes at their local surf club.

Over 74,000 people registered with a Surf Life Saving Club during the 2016/17 season, but there’s always room for more.

“Surf Lifesavers contribute to the wellbeing of their community far beyond the beach,” enthused Surf Life Saving NSW CEO Steven Pearce.

“There are so many different roles to choose, from patrolling the beach on a weekend, helping with radio communications or fundraising, running the barbeque or managing a team of competitors at a surf carnival. All you need is a bit of passion and a willingness to get in and have a go, attributes which have been the hallmark of our movement for over a century.

Participating clubs have been working hard over the last month preparing for the event and are excited about what the public will experience this weekend. Clubs have planned a variety of activities ranging from dye demonstrations in rip currents at some locations, through to barbeques, club house tours and demos of rescue equipment or first aid and CPR techniques.

“One of the great things about joining a surf club is that you walk into a ready-made group of friends. It’s also a great way to spend some family time together, while doing something good for the community, and I strongly encourage you to get to your local beach this Sunday to come in and say hello,” said Mr Pearce.

Surf Life Saving NSW invites you to come down to your local surf club and learn more about who we are, what we do and how you and your family can become involved in our great organisation.


Tuesday 10 October 2017