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Introduction

Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club, located on Smiths Beach in the Dunsborough-Yallinup area of South Western Australia. Truly one of the most amazing beach locations in the world. With loads of Sun, Surf and visitors, there is always something happening to keep the SBSLSC busy

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We meet every Sunday morning from 9am and finish at 11am. Our season starts in November and finishes late March. (A break is also taken over the Christmas period). Refer to Season Calendar for specific dates.

 

Welcome to Smiths Beach Surf Life Saving Club

The Surf Life Saving movement in Western Australia was founded at Cottesloe Beach in 1909, in response to a number of drownings on the beach.  Over the next 20 years, a number of additional clubs commenced operation around the metropolitan and regional coast.  Since 1909, 31 Surf Life Saving Clubs have been established around our coastline and over 16,000 volunteer members make a significant contribution to their communities.

We call home one of the most beautiful beaches in the South West; in 2011 'Smiths Beach' became affiliated to the movement, in so doing becoming WA's 29th club.

Surf Lifesaving encourages your child lead a happy, healthy and active life.  'Nippers' is a junior program that introduces children (from 5 to 13 years of age) to Surf Lifesaving.  It is a fun outdoor activity that grows a child’s confidence and knowledge whilst teaching invaluable life skills.  Nippers are educated in surf sports, surf rescue, basic resuscitation and first aid. 

Cadets (from 14 to 18), have the opportunity to build on these skills and work towards obtaining their Surf Rescue Certificate, which permits them to join a patrol.  The Bronze Medallion, which adds communication and greater first aid skills also opens up many new pathways to our members. 

We encourage adults to get involved through sport, patrolling or social activities and are building a program to encourage fitness and maintaining skills.  There are also a large number of support roles that ensure our nipper program is delivered at the highest standard and we hope that , either as a parent or, as a willing volunteer, you can lend support to this program.

The Club meets on Sunday mornings, from early November to late March from 9am to 11am.

Surf Live Saving Western Australia

Saving Lives and Building Communities. Surf Life Saving is a part of the history, fabric and future of Western Australia. It represents the lifestyle, values and beliefs of the Australian culture. It protects life, it saves life, it promotes life.

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