COME AND TRY: Yeppoon nippers Ella Milfull and Joelle Lynch are ready to hit the surf this weekend.
COME AND TRY: Yeppoon nippers Ella Milfull and Joelle Lynch are ready to hit the surf this weekend.

Learn valuable skills having fun in the sun

LEARN how to save a life, power a board through the surf or challenge your mates in a beach race during the Yeppoon Surf Life Saving Club's come-and-try day on Yeppoon's Main Beach on Sunday.

From 9am there will be demonstrations in a range of craft including surf boat, surf skis, inshore rescue boat driving, swimming and board paddling, and mock rescues and with life-saving first aid.

If you prefer the beach, try the sprints, relays and flags and wade races where kids from ages 5-14 get to enjoy the healthy outdoors, have fun, make new friends and learn new skills free and without obligation.

Yeppoon's junior activity co-ordinator Sam Milfull says he is keen for people of all age groups and abilities to become members of YSLSC.

"There is undoubtedly a place for everyone and you don't need to be a swimmer to make a valuable contribution to our club and the community.

"Whilst our core business is ensuring that the beach is a safe place and some patrol members need to be good swimmers, we also need other members to fill roles, such as first-aid officers and advanced resuscitation techniques members on patrol.

"The entire community is invited. The Yeppoon Surf Lifesaving Club is open and welcoming.”