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Pre Season Update as we head towards the 2016 2017 Summer Season

14 Sep 2016 Posted by Sonia Keepa

Welcome our Wainui Surf Club community as we gear up for an awesome summer season at the club, summer is fast coming around and it’s time to get excited with warmer weather and longer days. 

Get ready to lock in these dates – put them in your phone, calendars and wall planners – you’re not going to want to miss what’s going on this season, it’s jam packed!!

Most importantly our season begins on Sunday 6 November 10am with the Club Open Day for registrations, membership, meet the crew, apparel ordering, venue hire info, general what’s what for the season.

There are lots of things going on in the club within Life Guarding and Surf Sports, so with heaps of courses on offer if you’ve ever stood on the fringe and thought …. I like to be involved in that, follow it up and give me a call about any of the courses listed below. This is going to sound a bit corny but – “We’re in it for life”.

This year I am introducing the Rookie Lifeguard Program, this is to help junior surf members prepare to be a Surf Lifeguards by aiming to promote "practical lifeguarding" to the younger members. Any of our juniors who are around the age of 13 who are interested in becoming a Surf Lifeguard in years to come should definitely come on this program, this will be run as part of our Sunday morning Junior Surf program.

Whilst on Life Guarding, to support our fully qualified Surf Life Guards this year we are looking to implement Patrol Support. Essentially it is the dry components of the Surf Life Guard Award (SLA). That being all theory work, first aid, signals, radio, no swimming or fitness requirement. There is a new uniform available (blue shorts blue shirt) however these patrol support cannot be part of the minimum numbers (3 qualified lifeguards) but are in addition and their patrol hours are counted. Patrol Support are there to do first aid, scan in the tower, talk on radios etc. It would be fantastic to see the Sunday nipper patrol having a few parents in blue uniforms supplementing the hardcore crew in yellow.

The first round of SLA training will begin soon, any members who are about to turn 14 or any members in general who would like to become qualified Surf Life Guards or Patrol Support and help keep us and our beaches safe please let me know.

Key dates for the coming season:

September 2016

Sat 17 – Wainui SLSC Music Night Fundraiser from 7pm $5 entry, bar and burgers for sale – come and support local musicians, catch up with the locals and raise some funds for the club.

October 2016

Sat 22 – Sun 23 – Developing Surf Coach Course, 9am – 4pm, Wianui

Sun 30 – Patrol Captains course, 9am – 4pm, Waikanae 

November 2016

Sat 5 – Intro to Surf Coaching Course, 9am – 4pm, Waikanae

Sun 6 – Club Open Day, 10am Wainui SLSC 

Sat 12 – Surf Officials 1 Course, 8:30am – 5pm, Waikanae

Sun 13 – Wainui Junior Surf – Olympic Pools 10am - 11am

Sun 20 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

Sat 26 – Wainui Fundraiser – Garage Sale, Wainui SLSC

Sun 27 – Midway Land based Teams Carnival, 10am Midway

December 2016

Sun 4 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am 

Sun 11 – Waikanae Junior Teams Water events carnival, Waikanae, 10am           

Sun 18 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am – Christmas Break up

2 Week break for Christmas and New Year Holidays

January 2017

Sun 8 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

Sat 14 – Wainui Junior Surf Carnival, Wainui 8:30am start

Sun 15 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

Thur 19 – Sunset Series #1, Midway 5pm rego, 5:30pm start

Sun 22 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

Thur 26 – Sunset Series #2, Midway 5pm rego, 5:30pm start

Sun 29 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

February 2017

Fri 3 – Sat 4 – Gisborne Junior Champs, Midway – Friday 5pm start – rescue events and Saturday 8am start – full program 

Sat 4 – Sun 5 – Gisborne Senior Champs, Midway

Sun 5 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

Sat 11 – Sun 12 – ER Junior Champs, Waihi

Sun 12 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

Thur 16 – Sunset Series #3, Midway 5pm rego 5:30pm start 

Sun 19 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am 

Thur 23 – Sunset Series #4, Midway 5pm Rego, 5:30pm Start 

Sun 26 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

March 2017

Thur 2 – Sun 5 – Oceans 17, Mt Maunganui

Sun 5 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am

Sun 12 – Wainui Junior Surf 10am – Season break up & celebration

Thur 16 – Sun 19 – SLSNZ Nationals, Christchurch

April 2017

Sat 1 – Sun 2 – SLSNZ IRB Nationals, Waipu Cove, North Auckland

A lot of planning has been going on during the winter and this is going to be a great season for Wainui SLSC. Get involved, be part of it and join the fun!

As always please feel free to contact me if you would like to register for any courses, or would like any further information.

See you at the beach,