Yamba Surf Life Saving Club is a part of the Far North Coast Branch of Surf Lifesaving NSW. Clubs in the Far North Coast Branch stretch from Fingal SLSC in the north to Yamba SLSC in the south. Much of what our club does is governed by the FNC Branch and SLSNSW guidelines and regulations.
Throughout the year Yamba members are able to participate in surf carnival competition at branch, state and national levels. There are some restrictions on competition participants including the lifesaving awards required and the number of patrol hours completed. Details of these requirements are available from the Surf Sports Director.
Yamba also has a number of boat crews who compete throughout the season. Information on boat crew training and competition can be obtained from the Boat Captain.
At club level, every Sunday morning throughout the patrol season the club holds the “Carl Schaeffer Handicap Surf Race” – a long held tradition in the club where members compete against each other in a surf race for monthly and seasonal point score awards. The race is run every Sunday throughout the season at 11:30 am, starting in front of the clubhouse.
The club also hosts two major surf sports events that attract competitors from near and far. The Yamba Ocean Swims are usually held on the Sunday between Christmas and New Year, although we will be holding this years on Monday 2 January 2017 hoping to attract more swimmers who may be visiting the area after the New Year. Jacob Lollback Memorial Surf Paddle is normally held in October, however the event did not run this season.
All competition brings with it the need for officials and water safety personnel. Members are encouraged to undertake the necessary courses that are offered throughout the season to be able to help in meeting the club’s requirements in this regard.
Currently board and swim training is held at Main Beach Tuesday and Thursday afternoons 4.30 – 5.30pm and Saturday Mornings from 7.00am. Contact the club house if you require further information.