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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.


Friday 23 September 2016