IRB Competition has been a proud part of Broadbeach SLSC’s recent history with members competing to hone their skills in our Inflatable Rescue Boats to better serve the general public while patrolling our beaches.
IRB racing is exciting, fun, fast, action packed and a great team sport with categories for all ages.
Recent success for Broadbeach SLSCs IRB team include:
2017 Queensland Championships saw the club place 2nd in Overall Points which was a great improvement on their 2016 5th placing. The team picked up 1st in Open Male Surf Rescue, Open Female Surf Rescue and the Open Female Teams Relay. Several other strong results supported the season with 2nd's in Open Male Mass Rescue, Open Assembly Relay, Open Masters Teams Relay along with 3rds in Open Female Mass Rescue, Masters Surf Rescue and Open Female Tube Rescue.
2017 Australian Championships saw the club take 2nd in the Masters Male Teams Relay and a 3rd in the Open Female Teams Relay. Four Broadbeach SLSC IRB Team Members were selected for the Queensland representative team which claimed Gold at the IRB Interstate Competition.
Three members were also selected to represent Queensland in the Development Squad
Which brought the conclusion of the 2017 IRB Season, as the Best ever for Broadbeach SLSC. Other achievements of note for the IRB Team include:
- 2016 Queensland State Championships - our team finished 5th overall and first in the handicapped competition.
- 2015 Queensland State Championships held at Mooloolooba, with the Masters Teams Rescue claiming the Bronze medal.
Well done team!
Only just recently Broadbeach SLSC has branched out into Surf Rescue competition and also Junior (Nipper) competition. Entrants in Surf Rescue competition are placed into mock patrolling duties scenarios which test all their skills in a competitive setting. Junior competitors face off against nippers from other competing clubs in a series of Board, Swim, Wade, Ironman races, Beach Sprints and Beach Flags.
Each carnival fosters fun, good sportsmanship and an environment to apply new surf skills for the future development of talented Lifesavers for our Queensland beaches. Competition is a great opportunity to meet and interact with other members from different clubs around the state and even all around the country.