The official start of surf patrols across the Central Coast kicked off this weekend signalling a long summer for Central Coast Surf Life Saving Club volunteers and Council life guards.
The iconic red and yellow flags hit the sand at all 15 patrolled Central Coast beaches to mark the beginning of the beach patrol season.
This means that Council lifeguards and Surf Life Saving volunteers will be on duty seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm.
While our beaches will be supervised, everyone is reminded to be surf smart by swimming between the red and yellow flags.
If you’re a board rider, keep outside the black and white flags on each side of the red and yellow flags, as these indicate the surf craft exclusion zone.
“What a cracking day to start the season with the Raising of the Flags at Terrigal Beach this morning”, said Stuart Harvey President SLSCC.
Surf Life Saving Central Coast members from across the Coast were at Terrigal beach for the official opening of the season.
“We are looking forward to another great season with all our members”, he said.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members who keep our beaches safe each year and all our sponsors who assist us with ensuring we can keep the beaches safe”.
Sources: Central Coast Council website. Surf Life Saving Central Coast website. September 27, 2019.