The Kurrawa Surf Lifesaving movement was established in 1958 to supply services which would help minimise danger and prevent loss of life or injury on Kurrawa beach and in the aquatic environment. This was achieved by way of educating the community about the beach and aquatic safety and promoting skills and knowledge in beach and surf recreation. By successfully doing so, Kurrawa SLSC would be recognised in the Broadbeach community as the authority and provider in matters related to beach and aquatic safety and its management.
Due to the success and growth received by both the Kurrawa Surf Club and the wider Broadbeach community during the past 30 years, it was evident that a financial aid was necessary to help Kurrawa SLSC with maintaining their goals. As a result, Kurrawa SLSC Supporters Club was established with the sole purpose of helping to obtain the much needed funds to assist their Surf Club with saving lives on Kurrawa beach.
The Club commenced trading on the 23rd May 1996, with one chef, one barman and 6 poker machines. After 20 years and numerous renovations later, we now boast employing over 70 dedicated staff, 14,000 members and a further 200,000 interstate, international and local visitors annually.
BEACH & SURF SAFETY
Australia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, however there are still a number of Aussies who have never had the opportunity to step into our wonderful oceans. For those people, their first experience at the beach can be both exciting and potentially dangerous for their untrained eyes.
Our Surf Life Saving Coordinator, Rob, has been working hard with a number of local and interstate schools to build upon our Beach and Surf Safety Programs to make these presentations as enjoyable as possible while ensuring that every attendee finishes the day with a better understanding of the water around us.
These presentations are designed to give children a better understanding of the roles of our volunteer lifesavers play in maintaining surf safety as well as helping to recognise the meaning of certain flags, signage and hazards which can be found on Queensland beaches. This is achieved by encouraging participation from the students by getting them involved in rescue scenarios and visual displays.
If you would like to get your school or community club involved in one of our presentations, please send us an email – firstname.lastname@example.org