WELCOME TO EVANS HEAD-CASINO
SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB

ALL EMERGENCIES CALL ‘000’

OUR BEACHES

Main Beach, the only patrolled beach at Evans Head, is a safe stretch of sand with one permanent rip at its southern end, right next to North Wall. Surfers use it to propel themselves out to sea. But new swimmers should be aware that it will take you out of your depth very quickly. Keep kids on inner tubes out of this area!

Further north, along Airforce Beach, rips become more regular and more intense. Surf is bigger and the chance of a rescue becomes more remote. Take care.

Sharks Beach, tucked between South Wall and the headland may look safe one day but it could be very dangerous the next. In big surf tonnes of on-rushing water have no where to escape – except out the extreme northern and southern ends of this U-shaped beach. These ‘escape valves’ are really strong rips and can quickly catch you off guard. Again, surfers use them to their advantage but great care is needed for inexperienced swimmers.

Chinamens Beach on the southern side of Goanna Headland is a paradise and we expect you to treat it so. No dogs. No rubbish. And no non-sense. This beautiful beach can throw up a chaotic, pounding surf and a powerful long-shore current before ‘ripping’ out to sea. On days when Main beach looks small, Chinamens is much bigger. The beach is particularly dangerous in an easterly swell. Of course there are excellent surf spots here if you know where to go. But those of you still getting to know the ocean – you must take care.

There are several scallop-shaped beaches around the perimeter of Goanna Headland. All of them are remote, all beautiful and all capable of drowning the careless swimmer.

NOTICES

The 2019/2020 Patrol Season

The 2019/2020 Patrol season commences Saturday, 28th September 2019.

PATROL ROSTER
PATROL DATES

If you have any questions about your patrol or would like to re-join and go on to a patrol, please contact Michael Pontefract.

We would like to thank our volunteers for the hours patrolling at Main Beach Evans Head. Without the help from our valuable volunteers, the aquatic visitors to Evans Head would not be able to enjoy the waters of Evans Head safely.

MEMBERSHIP

Senior Active Patrol Member $20.00
Student Active Patrol Member (13–17 years old) $20.00
Associate Member $40.00
Nipper (5–14 years old must join with parent or legal guardian) $50.00
Family Membership $140.00

CONSTITUTION
MEMBERSHIP FORM
REGISTER ONLINE

TRAINING

We hope to run additional awards. If you would like to work towards gaining extra awards, please contact Donna Watts or the Club Chief Instructor at 0408080319.

Advanced Resuscitation Certificate
IRB Crew
Silver Medallion IRB Driver
Silver Medallion Basic Beach Management

CLUB COMMITTEE

President: Avan Christie
Vice President: David Sly
Club Captain: Michael Pontefract
Vice Club Captain: Adian Yourell
Secretary: Teena Redman
Treasurer: Troy Irwin
Chief Instructor: Donna Watts
Junior Activities Chairperson: Lucy Ellis
Junior Officer: Naomi Simpson
Boat Captain: Peter Hickey
Mobile Service Officer: Ben Redman
First Aid Officer: Maria Ellis
Media Officer: Debbie Pawsey
Fundraising: Jo Sly

Making a difference. Keeping our beaches safe.

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