This bushie is on board with our great surf lifesavers
GROWING up in western NSW, a trip to the beach wasn’t really an option.
Now I’ve moved closer to the coast, I’ve decided it’s time to hit the beach and even learn to surf.
Before you wax heads go pale at the idea of a grommet like me blundering on to your waves, I opted to bypass the likes of Bondi for somewhere quiet. I hit the jackpot with gorgeous Toowoon Bay on the Central Coast, a sheltered beach that’s perfect for kids and for surfers sporting L plates.
I was warmly welcomed by members of the Toowoon Surf Life Saving Club, who helped me get the hang of it. Or should I say the hang 10.
But the only hanging going on was my head – being a tad top-heavy makes it hard to stand on a board.
I figured I’d be more comfortable on the sand than in the water so I gave some of the youngsters a run for their money in the beach flags.
The club just marked its 61st anniversary, along the way saving many lives and helping countless people.
If you’re at the beach, remember to thank the surf lifesavers – many of them are volunteers who give up their time to keep you safe.