Yamba Surf Club open day this weekend

THE NSW Surf Club Open Day is fast approaching and with nine surf clubs from across the Far North Coast participating in this year's event, including Yamba, Surf Life Saving looks to be as popular as ever across the region.

This Sunday (October 18) the Yamba Surf Lifesaving Club will host a number of activities including lifesaving demonstrations, clubhouse tours, barbecues and displays.

Some will also offer people the chance to try out a range of beach activities and rescue scenarios first hand, to give them a genuine feel for the challenges and excitement of surf lifesaving.

With more than 4,600 surf lifesavers registered last season, Far North Coast Branch President Wilson Cregan believes this event was a great time for clubs to boost their membership and show the public what could be achieved when part of a surf club.

"There are so many benefits to joining a surf club," he said.

"Apart from learning vital lifesaving skills, you can get involved with support services such as powered water craft, get fit and healthy participating in surf sports, or simply give something back to the community through voluntary patrols, all while making lifelong friends.

"One of the great things about joining a surf club is that you walk into a ready-made group of friends.

"It's also a great way to spend some family time together, while doing something good for the community."

The Far North Coast clubs were finalising preparations over the weekend to give the public the best possible insight into what surf lifesavers do.

For more information and to register your interest, please visit the SLSNSW Surf Club Open Day event page or contact your local surf club.