IRB crew

Want to become a more valuable member of the team?

Enjoy the thrill of being on the water in the waves picking up people.

Then IRB crewing is for you


Bronze Medallion and 15 years old

Theory work

Practical training on land and on Water



PUASAR015A Crew small powercraft in a rescue operation


Next Course  As Required


Contact Peter Bootes 

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The Bronze Medallion / Cert 2 Public Safety & Aquatic Rescue

Next course November 2020  dates are 7 th& 8th  14th & 15th  21st & 22nd  and 28th if required.

If you want to be part of the surf club family then this is the course to start with. Once completed It opens up many avenues of enjoyment.

Patrolling our beach.

Assisting with Nippers

Assisting with Same Wave program

Competing in carnivals at all levels Branch, State and National.

Learning skills like Board paddling, Ski and boat rowing

The pre-requisites is completing a 400 metre pool swim in less than 9 minutes. The swim must be witnessed by a SLSA Assessor using the  Pool Assessment Swim Form.

Assessment is through demonstration, presentation and application of all elements of competency. Participants will be required to complete activities that may include role-plays, oral and written questioning, practical demonstrations and performing scenarios. 

The course itself covers a range of topics and information you will require for patrols including:

  • Safety and well being
  • Surf awareness and skills
  • The human body
  • Resuscitation
  • Defibrillation and basic oxygen
  • First aid
  • Radio operations
  • Communications
  • Rescue techniques
  • Carries and supports
  • Patrols

You must be older than 15 years of age to complete your Bronze Medallion. Younger people (13 to 15) who want to become a life saver can complete their Surf Rescue Certificate and assist in patrols until they are old enough to take the Bronze.