Inspiration Night - Listen to Curtis Wain McGrath OAM

It is with Great Pleasure that North Burleigh Surf Sports Office can announce our next guest speaker ;

Curtis Wain McGrath OAM is an Australian para-canoeist who took up canoeing competitively after having both of his legs amputated as a result of a mine blast whilst serving in the Australian Army in Afghanistan.
Curtis won two gold medals at the 2016 ICF Paracanoe World Championships. He then went on to win the gold medal in the Men's KL2 at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.

Curtis's will speak on his Inspirational journey from the Battle Field's of Afghanistan to the Rio Olympics and beyond !

This event will be held in "The Ocean View Room Upstairs - Supporters Club on Monday 26th February @ 5:30pm.


Give Blood !



1 DEC 2017 - 28 FEB 2018

Only 10 days left of the Surf Life Saving Blood Challenge – make your donation count today!!!!

Did you know that….

Australia needs around 25,000 donations every week to meet demand

1 in 3 Australians will need blood or blood product in their lifetime

Around  9 million Australians are eligible to donate but only around 500,000 do

That means there are around 8.5 million Australians who could donate, but don’t!


You can recline and relax at your local blood donor centre and in just 1 hour, save 3 lives by donating blood.

Your donation helps cancer patients, mums and babies, and people undergoing surgery.

To make your donation count and help your club bring home the title of Surf Life Saving's best blood donors – Make a booking today!


3 Trophy’s up for grabs

Ø  Club with highest number of donations

Ø  Club with the highest number of new donors

Ø  Club with the highest % of donations

{ Doesn’t matter how big or how small your club - you still have a chance of bringing home the title }


Surf Life Saving Club Tally from 1st December - 19th February


Total number of donations

Total number of lives saved

Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club



Maroochydore Surf Life Saving Club



Mooloolaba Surf Life Saving Club



Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club



Pacific Surf Life Saving Club



Mudjimba Surf Life Saving Club



Coolum Beach Surf Life Saving Club



Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club



Kawana Waters Surf Life Saving Club



Evans Head-Casino Surf Life Saving Club



Kurrawa Surf Life Saving Club



Northcliffe Surf Life Saving Club



Lennox Head-Alstonville Surf Life Saving Club



Southport Surf Life Saving Club






How to get involved

Ø  Make an appointment online or call 13 14 95 to donate between
1 December 2017 and 28 Februrary 2018.

Ø  Donate blood and your donation will automatically be added to your club's tally - easy!

Can't donate?

Encourage your mates to get on board! Here's how they can join:

Ø  Make an appointment by calling 13 14 95 or going online.

Ø  Then mention which club you are part of to be linked to the right Red25 Group here to make sure your donation counts towards your clubs tally!

For more information about the Surf Life Saving Blood Challenge or to make a group booking call 1300 886 524.

We look forward to saving lives together this summer, on and off the beach!

The Red25 Team
Australian Red Cross Blood Service

Casual Employment Opportunities - Greater Brisbane & Gold Coast Regions - Community Awareness Presenter

Surf Life Saving Queensland is seeking energetic and reliable individuals to join the SLSQ Community Awareness team to support community programs such as education talks, beach programs and Little Lifesavers.

We are now taking expressions of interest from those looking for casual employment opportunities in the Greater Brisbane and Gold Coast regions.

Applications close COB 2nd January 2018. or email to




It's On!!......2017/2018 Executive Cup

The Committee have endorsed the program for the 2017/2018 Season and are focused on building upon the success of 2016/2017.  Entrant numbers have steadily increased over the past few seasons and the handicap start is aimed to bring all swimmers of any competency to the finish line in a tight group. 

There was a rumour rattling around the club house this week that the referee has reinstated rule 24.1.76...."last years winner starts from the club car park".  Given that ruling, the Committee are expecting to see the 2017/2018 season with a hotly contested second and third place.   

All races are on Sundays and start at 10.30am sharp, at the flags.  You'll need your club cap and pink rashie.... and only one other thing....the willingness to have fun. 

Lock in these date

26 November     10 December    11 February     25 February     11 March


Skills Maintenance Dates and Jet Ski Operators for 2017-2018

Members are invited to attend one of the Skills Maintenance dates for their annual proficiency update. Dates for 2017-2018 are:

  • Sunday 10 September 2017
  • Sunday 15 October 2017 - cancelled
  • Sunday 12 November 2017 and Sunday 26th November

All members should be at the club to sign on by 8am. You must be financial, i.e. paid your membership fees for 2017-2018, and bring your pink rashie and club cap. No one will be able to participate without these.

Jet Ski Operator Courses 4 starts in mid November, followed closely by Course 5.  An information sheet has been posted on the Life Saving and Sports page.

Thanks and look forward to the start of the new season.

Ashly Wilson, Chief Training Officer

Patrol Operations Centre gets fired up!

The new Patrol Operations Centre (POC) will soon start to jump out of the ground following the completion of footings and the curing of concrete foundations.  Steel work starts Tuesday 14th and Practical Completion is scheduled for the 22nd December.  A great Christmas present and members remain always, thankful for the hard work by the President and Alder Construction, in bring the vision to reality.