Archive for September, 2020

Community Open Day — What’s on at your Club?

Wednesday, September 9th, 2020

The weath­er is fore­cast to be a great day at Mul­laloo beach, throw off those Covid cob­webs and come on down. Bring your neigh­bours, bring your friends, every­one is wel­come.

What’s on show you ask……

Mul­laloo Surf Shop

Open from 11am to 3pm.

New stock just arrived.

Good time to pick up some­thing for Xmas. There is only 103 sleeps from this Sun­day.

Surf Sports

You have your Bronze and would like to try some­thing new? Come down and find out what’s on offer and when train­ing ses­sions are held. This means any age from 15 to….. (Swim, Boards, Skis, Surf Boats, IRB’s, Beachies, R&R, First Aid, March Past and more)

Not for you, how about offi­ci­at­ing at car­ni­vals or Coach­ing? Find out how, any age from 15 to ….

 Our sprint­ers (Beachies) will be train­ing from 11.15am to 12.00pm. Why not join in?

Iron Per­son train­ing from 12.30pm to 1pm. Cheer them on!

Surf Boats train­ing from 1.00pm. See how they han­dle the sea breeze!


The New “shmicko” Patrol trail­er on dis­play

Res­cue demon­stra­tions every 15mins from 11.15am. Includ­ing IRB, Board, Tube and first aid cas­es.

See what it takes to keep our beach­es safe.

If you haven’t nom­i­nat­ed for a patrol team then now is your chance.


Pre­sen­ta­tion of ‘Youth Pro­gram and Path­ways’ with­in Surf Life Sav­ing on demand from 11am. With a ques­tion and answer ses­sion fol­low­ing the pre­sen­ta­tion.

See what your Surf Club can offer our youth and young adults today.


Sign up to our many cours­es on offer.

IRB Dri­ver train­ing from 11am onwards. Always an inter­est­ing spec­ta­cle!

Find out when your skills main­te­nance ses­sions are planned.

Demon­stra­tions of First Aid and CPR through­out the day.

Pick up your award that have not been col­lect­ed, Bronze, SRC IRB, First Aid.

Find out what has changed in the Bronze and SRC cours­es this year.

Will my skills main­te­nance ses­sions for Bronze, SRC and Nip­per Res­cue be even more chal­leng­ing this year?


Pick up your Wood­side Nip­per infor­ma­tion book­let.

Find out when your age group pro­fi­cien­cy swims are.

Talk to Age Group Man­agers about what to expect this sea­son.

Find out what cap colour your child will be wear­ing this sea­son.

Find out what train­ing ses­sions are being held, when and where. (Swim­ming, Board and Beachies)

As all our par­ents are encour­aged to assist with water activ­i­ties find out when the Nip­per Res­cue cours­es are being held.

Get close to the action at car­ni­vals, become an offi­cial. No award need­ed.

New Mem­bers always wel­come

Come on down, see if it’s for you. Sign up on the day. (Apolo­gies to New Mem­bers, due to Covid safe prac­tis­es in place no cash will be tak­en on the day.)

Challenging Conditions at the Scarboro IRB Racing Carnival

Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Our first com­pet­i­tive car­ni­val at Scar­boro was an event­ful one. The surf was big and the shore dump was noto­ri­ous­ly chal­leng­ing. Once again, the blue and gold was dom­i­nant, as a team say­ing we did well is an under­state­ment. Our skills shone bright­ly with the high­light of the day being the fact that the male teams final con­sist­ed of 6 boats, 5 of those being Mul­laloo. That’s an impres­sive show of team­work, ded­i­ca­tion and com­mit­ment by the boys.

In chal­leng­ing con­di­tions the girls did excep­tion­al, stamp­ing their author­i­ty on the com­pe­ti­tion across mul­ti­ple events and mak­ing sure they were known.

The com­pe­ti­tion was tough,  the sup­port was fan­tas­tic but an unfor­tu­nate inci­dent was the main focal point cut­ting the day short of most final events.

Coach Cam Rapley’s take on the day:

“As a com­pet­i­tive team we were dom­i­nant. As a life­sav­ing club we were impres­sive to say the least.  The main focus going into the car­ni­val was for the group to work togeth­er and con­cen­trate on how we will suc­ceed as a team. This was real­ly impor­tant for our first com­pet­i­tive car­ni­val as we have a lot of new team­mates this sea­son and inte­grat­ing every­one in the team is only pos­si­ble if we work as one. This was tak­en to the next lev­el after an unfor­tu­nate inci­dent with one of our team­mates, which saw the team jump into action as life­savers and show the very best of their life­sav­ing and pro­fes­sion­al skills. The care and exe­cu­tion of the skills we all learn with­in this club and the surf move­ment as life­savers was on show and real­ly con­sol­i­dat­ed the impor­tance of our life­sav­ing and edu­ca­tion pro­grams. When real­ly need­ed the true skills came through and they were noth­ing to do with com­pe­ti­tion. As a coach you are proud of your teams suc­cess. As a life­saver, when the need aris­es you’re in awe of the skills and exe­cu­tion of the peo­ple around you in a real life emer­gency sit­u­a­tion. Well done to all is just not enough.

A big thanks once again to our sup­port­ers, the offi­cials, man­agers, coor­di­na­tors and patient boat dri­ver. We don’t get to do what we do with­out you all.

We now turn our focus to the Port Bou­vard car­ni­val on Sun­day 20 Sep­tem­ber and look for­ward to putting our best for­ward at a beach that has nev­er seen an IRB car­ni­val before.”

Stay tuned & Go Mul­laloo!

Chelsea Bull & Cam Rap­ley