Patrol Information

Patrolling Information

The Patrol Roster & Times

When you complete your SRC / Bronze or when you move to the club you will be allocated onto a patrol, each patrol has a unique identifying number e.g. 1. The patrol roster works by rostering all the patrols evenly so you will on average have one patrol a month, similarily all Public Holidays are rostered evenly between patrols. Whilst special events such as Easter, Christmas, New Year’s Day are volunteer patrols.

The Times for Patrols Vary slightly depending on the time of year, for the patrolling season (excluding Summer School Holidays) the hours go as follows:

AM Patrol: 7:00am – 12:00pm

PM Patrol: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Whilst during the summer school holidays the hours are extended making the times:

Am Patrol: 7:00am – 12:30pm

PM Patrol: 12:30pm – 6:00pm

If you Cannot Make Your Patrol

If you cannot make your patrol, get in contact with a friend or use the Facebook page (link below) to make a post asking for a substitute. Ideally your substitute should have the same if not more qualifications than you.  You should also let your Patrol Captain know that you will have a substitute replacing you on your upcoming patrol.

Communication

The majority of communication from the Surf Club to members is done via Facebook. This includes important information regarding patrol hours, severe weather warnings and all important information. Patrol specific information is often communicated by Patrol Captains on their preferred platform. 

How Patrol's Work

Before Patrol

During Patrol

After Patrol

Question's & Answer's

What Do I Do If I have Lost or Damaged My Patrol Uniform?

If you damage of lose your uniform at any stage throughout the patrolling season contact the Club Captain, in regards to getting a new one.  clubcaptain@dickybeachsurfclub.com

What Do I Do If I Can't Make My Patrol?

If you cannot make your patrol, get in contact with a friend or use the Facebook page (link below) to make a post asking for a substitute. Ideally your substitute should have the same if not more qualifications than you.  You should also let your Patrol Captain know that you will have a substitute replacing you on your upcoming patrol.

How Do I Change Patrols?

Anyone wishing to change patrols would need to contact the Club Captain at; clubcaptain@dickybeachsurfclub.com, from which an alternate arrangement can be made.

SLSA Patrol Uniform Requirements

When you complete your Surf Rescue Certificate or Bronze Medallion you will be given a patrol uniform. If you have lost or damaged your uniform contact the Club Captain.

Environment

Minimum Requirement

Recommended Additional Items

Land

  • SLSA approved patrol shirt
  •  SLSA approved patrol shorts
  •  SLSA approved red and yellow
    quartered patrol cap (Aquatic
    Rescue Qualified only)**
  •  State approved wide brimmed
    hat / peaked cap or beanie
  • Sunglasses
  •  State approved tracksuit pants
  •  State approved jumpers
  •  SLSA approved wind jackets

Water

  • Swimming costume
  •  SLSA approved red and yellow
    quartered patrol cap (Aquatic
    Rescue Qualified only)
  • SLSA approved rash shirt

IRB

  • Swimming costume
  •  SLSA approved red and yellow
    quartered patrol cap (Aquatic
    Rescue Qualified only)
  • Approved Level 50 Lifejacket
  • Long-sleeve rash shirt
  • Some form of pants
  • Sunglasses
  •  State approved wide brimmed
    hat / peaked cap

Still Have Questions?

Contact the Dicky Beach Office at; lifesaving@dickybeachsurfclub.com, or view SLSA's complete guide for patrolling information attached below.

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