An iconic sight on Australian beaches for more than a century, volunteer surf lifesavers are recognised world-wide and provide a unique community service. Surf lifesavers are easily recognised by the famous red and yellow cap, and their bright red and yellow uniforms.
Moruya Surf Life Saving Club has provided a safe swimming environment and Moruya beaches since 1932. Whilst being active in all areas of competition, we are also strong supporters of our local community.
The club patrols Moruya Beach from October to April each year and when resources are available, these services are extended to Shelly Beach and Dolphin Beach. The level of expertise required to provide these services ensures that out members are regularly updated with current training.
Here you can check up on your patrol roster and find out which patrol you are on. New rosters for the upcoming season will be available soon.
For further information about patrols, please contact our club captain.
It is your responsibility to ensure you are proficient for patrol. If you did not do a proficiency before December 31st 2016 then you need to do one before you can patrol in 2017. If you want to patrol or compete in 2017 then you must have done your proficiency before 31st December 2016.
- Arrive punctually and ensure you have your full patrol uniform including your cap.
- At all times while on patrol wear the patrol uniform, especially your red and yellow quartered cap - which must be tied correctly under your chin and be visible on your head.
- If you wish to go into the water, let your Patrol Captain know and do not enter the water without your patrol cap tied on
- Be vigilant at all times - people can get into difficulties very quickly in the water. We cannot afford to have patrol members not monitoring the surf and crowd conditions at all times.
- Do not leave the beach without the permission of your Patrol Captain. If you leave the beach, do not wear your patrol uniform or cap.
- If you finish your patrol and the relieving patrol is not present, please consult with your Patrol Captain - you may have to remain on patrol until the relieving patrol is in place.
- Sunscreen is available in the trailer or you can bring your own.
- Stay well hydrated. Drink plenty of water.
- Training for surf sports is not allowed when on patrol. Plan ahead and discuss your patrol commitments with your coach.
- Please look after our club equipment and don’t drag the boards.
- Remember the patrol captain is in charge, so make sure you introduce yourself if you are joining a different team for the day. Also let them know if you need to leave the patrol – they need to know where you are so they can call on you at any time.
Finding a sub
Remember it is your responsibility to find a sub if you can’t attend a patrol. Start by asking people personally, then try using our Moruya SLSC Member Facebook page. If you still can’t find someone, contact your patrol captain for more help. If you are unable to attend your patrol, you must find a substitute with an award of the same, or higher, status than your own - eg a Bronze Medallion holder can only use a substitute who either has, at least, that award or higher. In this example, you could not use a Surf Rescue Certificate holder as your substitute.
If you are a competitor, it is important to be aware of all the competition requirements for patrols. Check out SLSC policy 5.4 for more info.