Board paddling is one of the basic skills for surf lifesaving and is also an exciting area of competition to get involved in. Board events include single board races, board rescues and relay events. West Beach SLSC offers members professional training squads. Squads are filled with people that have achieved great amounts of individual success and who joined with other members to achieve in team events.
Our board squads have members that have gone on to compete and Australian Surf Life Saving Championships and events such as the Coolangatta Gold.
Our Club boards are only built with the best materials available on the market. To help you keep your board at it’s best we recommend the following :
Monday - West Lakes Rowing Club
Wednesday - West Beach SLSC
Saturday: Ironman/woman training
All members that desire to train within board squads are encouraged and looked after. Quality equipment and well prepared sessions are provided, to assist learning progress. A coach oversees every session and will provide technique assistance if required. For our beginner athletes we offer the chance to use club boards for competition and training purposes.
During winter our training sessions are held at the West Lakes where the environment provides a solid training base without the aid of waves and beach conditions. We ensure we train under SLSA conditions with risk assessments, lights, and high vis vests and of course water cover.
All members are welcome provided the following conditions are met.
Please note: New members must be assessed with a Preliminary Skills Evaluation, suitable for the prescribed age group, prior to training commencing (red patch).
Age group members must also be assessed with a Preliminary Skills Evaluation, prior to training commencing, if this hasn’t been done previously.
During the warmer months, we will move training to West Beach and 2 sessions a week will be available for training.