The Club has increased beach patrol hours consistently each year. Education supports Lifesaving by offering members training in Surf Rescue Certificate, Bronze Medallion and IRB crew and driver.
Woodside Nippers which is the junior surf awareness and beach safety program for children aged 5 to 12 years runs on Sunday mornings from October to March. Youth aged 13 to 19 years are strong and active in our Club. Our surf sports team trains weekly and competes at Little Nipper, Nipper, Senior and Master level in local and state competitions. The Club won AUSSIES Medals in both the Senior and Masters competitions in 2014.
The Club Captain chairs a Beach Committee, consisting of the Director of Education, Director or Memberships, Director of Lifesaving, Director of Youth and Director of Surf Sports. These five directors each represent individual committees, and are responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of their areas of responsibility.
Also part of the Beach Committee is the Junior Officer/s (Nippers Coordinator/s) who are responsible for the management of the Club’s Woodside Nippers program. With the Age Managers and parent volunteers, they assist with the education, safety and development of our fantastic nippers to help them reach their potential and be safe and knowledgeable when using our oceans.