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Surf Life Saving at Cape Hawke
One of the most important functions of the Cape Hawke Surf Lifesaving Club is saving lives. Our volunteer patrols do our best to keep the waters safe from the beginning of the September school holidays to the end of the Easter school holidays. We offer a range of opportunities to our members to help them stay fit and healthy, provide a community service and learn more about teamwork and aquatic safety skills.
There is room for everyone in our club – every race, age, religion and sex. If surf lifesaving isn’t for you, there are many ways to be involved.
In order to become a surf lifesaver, you must hold a Bronze Medallion. This is the minimum requirement. It requires the holder to be older than age 15 and to be proficient in surf awareness, survival, patrol and rescue, emergency care and anatomy and physiology. Bronze Medallion holders must also meet certain physical requirements both before and after commencing training. Become a Lifesaver.
Every parent or carer wants their child to lead a happy, healthy and active life. There is no better place for this than introducing your child to surf lifesaving and nippers. Nippers is a junior program that introduces children aged 5 to 13 to surf lifesaving. It is a fun outdoors activity that grows a child’s confidence, teaches valuable life skills and knowledge. Nippers is a great way for children to make friends, be active and enjoy the beach in a safe environment. Become a Nipper.
In addition to our lifesaving activities, we also offer opportunities for our lifesavers to participate in surf lifesaving competitions. We have opportunities for all levels, from club level through the Australian Championships.
Surf Sports include swimming, sprinting, board paddling, surf skis, Inflatable Rescue Boats, and the iconic surf boat rowing. Competitors must stay fit and active all year round, constantly training to prepare for the rigours of surf rescue. More informationhere.
If you would like to learn more about competition opportunities, please contact our Competition Director today.
Every morning at sunrise is an opportunity to start your day with an injection of life. Anyone is welcome to partake in a morning beach walk or run, followed by a swim, all year round. The Sunrise club caters for all types and styles of athletes both current and past. Enjoy a warm drink of tea or coffee and watch the new day begin.
One Mile Bar
The One Mile Bar is the licensed Bar upstairs in the clubhouse. With expansive views over One Mile Beach it is the place for social gatherings of members and their guests, and a great opportunity to meet people. Open on Thursday evenings from 5.30 to 8.30 pm, and Sunday afternoons from 5.00 to 7.30 pm.
How to join
Our club is open all year round, and if you’d like to join, all you have to do is come to one of our social gatherings. You can make a start by bringing along a completed membership form. We also offer courses through the club to help you learn lifesaving skills for the first time.
We welcome new members who are prepared to adhere to the Member Protection Policy.
Membership this year is $50. Please contact our Registrar if you have questions or are interested in joining the club.
Other ways to help
If you do not have or wish to earn your Bronze Medallion, there are many other ways to help. We’re always looking for people to gain awards in radio operations and first aid to help with patrols.