Peel’s surf life saving clubs get busy ahead of huge summer season

A trio of Peel-based surf life saving clubs have been busy ramping up their training as they prepare to patrol the region’s coastlines over the summer months.

Port Bouvard, Mandurah and Secret Harbour surf life saving clubs teamed up with the Rockingham Sea Rescue to hone and share skills based around rock rescue techniques, searches and patient recoveries over the weekend.

The exercise involved using volunteer marine rescue vessels, local club inflatable rescue boats and the Wesfarmer lifesaver jet skis to help share knowledge surrounding rescues.

Secret Harbour SLSC exercise coordinator Garry Williams said it was vital the club’s worked together in the lead up to what loomed as a busy summer.

“It’s important that we are all able to work together to ensure that our services are at the leading edge,” he said.

“This collaborative approach to coastal safety is essential in preventing drowning along our coastline.”

The exercise helped surf life saving members learn more about coordinating searches for lost fishermen, learning of the Volunteer Marine Rescue’s extensive knowledge in the field.

All three local clubs and the Rockingham VMR are looking for new members.

To join the surf life saving groups visit mybeach.com.au/get-involved/our-clubs/ or for more information on the Rockingham Sea Rescue visit rockinghamsearescue.org.au

All organisations are urging beachgoers to swim between the flags this summer.