The Port Sorell Surf Life Saving Club is one of 22 Surf Life Saving clubs and services in Tasmania, providing educational and emergency rescue services to the communities of Port Sorell, Shearwater and Hawley Beach. We have a membership of over 200 people and we have continued to grow and receive fantastic community support. We are a volunteer community service that relies solely on community donations, fundraising and corporate sponsorship to achieve our objective of providing safe beaches through our regular summer patrols and training programs. We have a strong focus on educating children about surf awareness and developing their fitness and water skills and fostering them to eventually become our next generation of Surf Life Savers.
Our Club rooms are located at the Northern end of Freers Beach, which has an easterly aspect across to Penguin Island, and then further east again to Bakers Beach and the Narawntapu National Park. The beach receives high tides, with intertidal and sand flats extending across to Penguin Island at the southern end of the beach during low tide. The northern end of Freers Beach is quite sheltered from north westerly winds and at high tide provides a safe swimming environment.
The Port Sorell Surf Life Saving Club is a family friendly club that encourages participation by all members of the family from as young as four years of age through to adult. It is not necessary for everyone to become a Surf LIfe Saver - there are plenty of other roles within the club that don't require dipping your big toe in the sea! We encourage the members of the community to come along on our training days and watch us "in action" and take the opportunity to chat with one of our friendly members who will only be too happy to discuss our club activities and objectives with you. Please see our contacts page if you wish to get in touch with us soon.