Lifeguards gear up for busy summer
  • Friday 27 November 2009

Council lifeguards are gearing up for the summer holiday period with extra recruits trained and ready to patrol popular beaches seven days a week.

Council’s Lifeguard Services Manager Scott Braby said lifeguards had been busy completing their fitness tests and adding 15 new recruits to assist during the year’s busiest season.

He said all popular beaches along the Sunshine Coast will be patrolled seven days a week, with the assistance of the volunteer Surf and Royal Lifesaving Clubs.

Boardwalk lifeguard service, on the beach between Hyatt and Marcoola, will be commencing again with support from Stockland who have committed funding to provide a lifeguard for weekends and public holidays from 12 December to 31 March.

It will also be patrolled daily during the summer school holidays, Mr Braby said.

“Patrol times may vary from beach to beach, but major locations will be patrolled from 7am to 6pm,” he said.

“With so many patrolled beaches to choose from, swimmers don’t need to take unnecessary risks this summer on unpatrolled beaches.”

“Remember: no flags = no swim.”

Patrolled beaches include:

Noosa Main Beach, Noosa West, Sunshine, Sunrise, North Peregian, Peregian, North Coolum, Coolum, Yaroomba, Hyatt, Boardwalk, Marcoola, Discovery, Mudjimba, Twin Waters, Maroochydore, Alexandra Headland, Mooloolaba Main, Spit and Cats, Kawana(Buddina), Wurtulla, Currimundi, Dicky, Kings, Bulcock and Golden beaches.