Clubs kick off their summer

READY: The Mollymook SLSC is just one of the five South Coast clubs holding their 2017 open day program this Sunday, October 15.

READY: The Mollymook SLSC is just one of the five South Coast clubs holding their 2017 open day program this Sunday, October 15.

SURF Life Saving Clubs across the South Coast are busy putting the final touches on their 2017 open day program, to be held on Sunday, October 15.

This year’s surf club open day event will involve South Coast clubs Gerringong, Mollymook, Nowra-Culburra, Shoalhaven Heads and Sussex Inlet.

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.

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

“Surf Lifesavers contribute to the well being of their community far beyond the beach,” Surf Lifesaving NSW CEO Steven Pearce said

“There are so many different roles to choose, from patrolling the beach on a weekend, helping with radio communications or fundraising, running the barbecue 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.

Clubs have planned a variety of activities ranging from dye demonstrations in rip currents, through to 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,” Pearce said.

“It’s a great way to spend some family time, while doing something good for the community.”

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