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New and past members were at the Sussex Inlet and District Surf Life Saving Club on Sunday to enjoy a free sausage sizzle at the Surf Club’s Open and Registration Day.
The Inflatable Rescue Boat (Rubber Ducky), Tractor and ATV were on display along with many pieces of equipment used by the Club to protect and rescue visitors at Cudmirrah Beach and beyond.
Based on the number of new members who have registered, a Bronze Medallion training group will begin soon. If you couldn’t make it on Sunday but are interested in completing this training and participating in Surf Life Saving it is not too late. For more information on how you can be involved email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jeremy on 0421 727 700.
We also know that there are still plenty of lifesavers in the community, who have in the past served at Sussex Inlet or elsewhere. If this is you, now is a great time to reconnect with this engaging volunteer activity.
A special thanks to Kevin, Dieter and Neil from the Sussex Inlet Men’s Shed who expertly manned the BBQ on the day.
Sussex Inlet Surf Lifesaving Club
The Sussex Inlet and Districts Surf Life Saving Club was formed at a meeting held on the 10th May, 1981, with Alf Collier being elected as the first President of the Club. Cudmirrah Beach was officially opened as a patrolled beach on the 20th December, 1981. Prior to the present Clubhouse being built the Patrols operated from an old caravan then a shipping container”
The existing Clubhouse became fully operable in 1988. The beach is 3km long extending to the southwest from the 60m high sandstone headland and rocks at Sussex Inlet to the lee of the reef and sand salient on the north side of Swan Lake.
The beach is backed by active sand dunes including several large blowouts extending a few hundred meters inland and to heights of 30m. The only car access is the car park behind the surf club, which is situated high on the northern foredune.
Its tower gives an excellent view of the beach. The entire beach faces straight into the southeast swell and has an exposed surf zone. To the south slight protection in lee of the reef reduces wave height.
At the Club other things we do:
• Held an Open Day • Held Clean up Days - separate to Clean up Australia • Held Club Championships • Family Fun Day
• Have a BBQ every Sunday at a small cost, otherwise on special days we will provide the BBQ but ask our members to help with supplying a salad or a cake to help keep our costs down.
Parents of Nippers had a basic Resuscitation Class free of charge thanks to Reg our Chief Instructor - to keep our Nippers and their families safe.
A popular summer beach with plenty of beach breaks and offshore north winds. The southern reef, called Conneeleys Reef, can produce both lefts and rights.
The inlet and wide, flat rock platform off north head are popular, with very persistent holes and gutters along the entire beach. The surf club was previously known as Sussex Inlet and Districts SLSC. Click here to learn more.