‘Come and Try Day’ at surf club

The Yamba Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) are holding a ‘Come and Try Day’ on Saturday October 24 at Main Beach in Yamba.

From 10am, the club will be open for visitors and members of the local community to look through the iconic clubhouse.  Yamba SLSC is one of the oldest in Australia, and the clubhouse is a ‘must see’ with historic photos, surf club memorabilia and unmatched views across Main Beach.

Of course, Yamba SLSC is more than just a historic clubhouse. It is a working surf life saving club, and the Come and Try Day is an opportunity to get up close, and see what is involved. 

On display, and in the water, will be the surfboat, IRB (rubber duck), surf skis, paddle boards and jetski. There will be the opportunity to see and talk about the Nippers program, and for the youngsters to try out some beach events, like flags, sprints and board rescues. The club will also be highlighting the first aid and resuscitation program, and the radio messaging and UAV (drone) program.

Leah Essex, the club secretary is hoping that, in seeing the range of activities undertaken by the club, a wider cross section of the community can become involved.

“You don’t have to be an athlete or a good swimmer to be involved, we don’t just need lifeguards, we need radio operators, IRB drivers, drone operators, raffle ticket sellers, BBQ cooks, social club helpers, first aiders and much more. If you would like to be involved in the club, in any capacity, please come down and have a chat – we would love to talk to you.”

Steve Butler