Like surf clubs right around the country, Sawtell's surf lifesavers are prepared for the first day of patrols today.
Like surf clubs right around the country, Sawtell's surf lifesavers are prepared for the first day of patrols today.

Beach patrols start today

By BRAD GREENSHIELDS

AFTER what feels like a very short winter season, our local volunteer lifesavers will be hitting the beaches this morning with the commencement of the 2007-08 patrolling season.

Look out for the red and yellow patrol flags between Wooli in the north and Nambucca Heads in the south as a sign of a safe place to enjoy all that the beach has to offer.

The volunteer lifesavers may be hard at work ensuring the safety of all beachgoers over the summer but there's still plenty of time for these lifesavers to play with carnivals scheduled for all ages throughout the season.

In fact the first carnival for the new season will be at Park Beach tomorrow morning.

Used as the first selection carnival for the North Coast Branch Interbranch Team, club members representing under 12s through to open division will be clearing out the cobwebs in individual swim, board, ski, ironman, beach sprint and flag events trying to impress the selectors.

Remember to check the results in next Friday's Coffs Coast Advocate for the Surf Roundup.



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