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:
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.
Sat 22 – Sun 23 – Developing Surf Coach Course, 9am – 4pm, Wianui
Sun 30 – Patrol Captains course, 9am – 4pm, Waikanae
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
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
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
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
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
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,