Board Paddling is a very strong discipline within our club. Many new Bronze Medallion/Surf Rescue Certificate holders turn to board paddling as a natural progression from the skills they acquire during their award training. We have had board paddlers compete all over Australia and in all age groups from juniors to masters.
Board paddling is a mixture of paddling on your knees and laying down. The racing mals are made with a combination of carbon fibre and epoxy making them light and durable. Racing mals are generally around the 8-9.5ft mark in length and come complete with knee grip and handles. Racing mals are a little more difficult to stay on than a “Surf Rescue Board”, as they are lighter, narrower and are different mould (to exert speed for racing).
Surf Rescue Board
Our patrols use another type of board in rescue situations called a “Surf Rescue Board” which are a lot wider that can support a life saver and patient to the beach safely and efficiently.
Our board squad is currently led by Head Coach Wal and there is also an iron focus in some training sessions.
Contact: Wal Walker
We also hold twice weekly sessions for Masters, Bronze and Patrol fitness members.
All sessions are included on Team App or details are included in our weekly newsletter “Echo”