After rough weather over December and into the new year we finally had great weather right through from end of January which bought calmer seas to the Heads. Shoalhaven Council had to do further remedial works on the dunes and foreshore to remediate storm damage and to improve access for beach visitors and to enable the club to get the Cab,IRB and equipment safely onto the beach. This alleviated a lot of patrol planning concerns and the gentler slope to the access paths was also appreciated by local community beach users. Further work is scheduled to enhance the viewing platforms funded through community grants and co funding from Council
Our Nippers were able to get back on the beach on sunny Sundays and showed us all the confidence and skills they’ve gained over summer.
The final weeks of the season have been a blast of activity with 3 full patrols over the Easter weekend followed up by Anzac Day. A huge thanks to all patrolling members, especially those who filled in extra hours to ensure cover. Our Anzac Day patrol represented the club at the Dawn Service at Shoalhaven Heads Memorial Park and then returned to club for the last patrol of 2022/23 and perform final “Flags Down”.
An IRB crew and Driver training course will start in early May to build patrol team skills and qualifications for next season.