Hunter Surf Life Saving Clubs open their doors to new members

THIRTEEN Surf Life Saving Clubs across the Hunter are set to participate in the 2017 Surf Club Open Day on Sunday, October 15.

The open day is a perfect opportunity for those that are considering getting involved in their local surf clubs.

Those that attend their club’s open days will see a number of demonstrations around lifesaving techniques and rescue equipment, as well as community barbeques and club house tours.

Surf Life Saving NSW revealed that over 74,000 people registered with a surf club in the 2016/17 season, and CEO Steven Pearce believes that they can boost those numbers further for the upcoming registrations.

“Surf Lifesavers contribute to the wellbeing of their community far beyond the beach,” 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 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. One of the great things about joining a surf club is that you walk into a ready-made group of friends.”

Birubi Point, Catherine Hill Bay, Caves Beach, Cooks Hill, Dixon Park, Fingal Beach, Merewether, Newcastle, Nobbys, Redhead, Stockton, Swansea Belmont and Tea Gardens Hawks Nest clubs are all participating in the event.

Nippers also returns for most surf life saving clubs this weekend.