October flew past didn't it! Who's ready for an action-packed November?
We've got 50 Nippers signed up and ready to hit the beach, our flags will go up and there's a fun community event for lifesavers and kids if you're keen to come along.
A big welcome to 20 new members and their families who signed up this month. Strap in for a fun and exciting Summer!
We will continue to roll out club happenings via email, Facebook and our website. Feel free to share this club news with your friends and encourage them to join your Narooma surf club family!
Nippers, meet Adam!
We’ve got a new coordinator this season – meet Adam Walsh. He is a Dad who’s super sporty and excited to see the Nippers program grow.
All the way from a small country town named Harden, Adam and Erin moved to the coast with their three kids and they love it!
They knew how important it was to get their kids confident in the surf, so Nippers was a must! Sure enough, their kids fell in love with it – Adam and Erin did too! They both did their bronze and signed up for patrols, with their kids aspiring to do the same one day.
Something Adam realised when coming to the club was: “Nippers isn’t just about competition, it’s about inspiring the future lifesavers of the club.”
He wants to make sure all Nippers have the life skills and confidence they need to become lifesavers and simply know how be safe on the beach.
Don’t be shy, make sure you say G’day to the Walsh family. Being their second year at the club, they’re on a mission to get to know everyone. And we thank Adam for stepping up into the role, what a legend!
It's awesome having parents involved and socialising whether that’s by setting up a beach event, cooking the barbie or even training to get their bronze! It’s not as hard as you think, we promise! Let Adam know if you want to be a Super Parent and help out more this season. Have you considered becoming an age manager?
Nippers starts Sunday 5th November, 10am-11:30am
Living on the Coast producer filming an episode at Nippers on Sunday 12th November.
First Nippers carnival is at Tathra on Sunday 10th December.
Missed the pool swim and proficiency? Please email Adam to organise an alternative date. It is compulsory for all Nippers to complete their swim proficiency before attending Sunday Nippers.
Top of the to-do-list is to renew your membership before November! To be covered by insurance you need to make sure you’ve paid your membership before hitting the beach to patrol. The roster for November-January is now live. Patrols start next weekend with the blue mobility mats scheduled to be rolled out by Patrol 6 – Claudia will be there to help!
Please keep an eye on these mats. They’ve had such great feedback from the community. If a swell is predicted, please pack up a few lengths so it doesn’t get washed away!
Training & Education
Board training is back!
Keep an eye on our members Facebook group page for training details. Sessions will be on Friday's, 4.30pm - 5.30ish weather dependent. Must be U9’s and up and registered as a Narooma Surf Club Member.
Bronze Medallion & SRC courses
Our courses have been pushed back to begin the second week of November with hopes to get a few more sign up! What: The bronze course involves 10 sessions with trainers at the club. The sessions will run on Wednesdays and Sundays beginning Wednesday 8th November. When: Wednesdays 5.30 – 7.30pm and Sundays 9am – 12pm. The SRC course will commence on November 8th also and runs the same dates as the bronze with everyone training together. However, the SRC course only consists of 6 sessions (so will finish two weeks earlier than the bronze). For more info on what's involved, click here.
IRB crew and driver's courses
Courses are upcoming in November at Moruya SLSC and Bermagui SLSC. If you’d like to gain your IRB qualifications, please register your interest.
First Aid done and dusted
Congratulations to eight of our members who completed an advanced First Aid course. Pictured below are Claire and Jess doing a patient roll with President Brendan.
ALBERT course was a hit!
Earlier this month, Milo, Max and Claudia attended the IRB training weekend at Bermagui.
They watched videos of IRB carnage (what not to do) and heard from the experts before hitting up the typically flat horseshoe bay and a couple of waves a few beaches to the north. There were about 20 drivers and crewies from all clubs in the branch.
Milo and Max had their first crack driving the ducks. They said: "We loved the ins and outs, and the donut turns to get out through the surf quickly."
The weekend also involved, rock jumps, search and rescue scenarios and a shed session about motors. There were even two duck rollovers - not planned in training (our three weren't involved) but it was good to watch and learn by all.