TOUGH CLUB: Rodney Jones, vice-president of the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club has joined the search for the Toughest Surf Life Saving Club.
TOUGH CLUB: Rodney Jones, vice-president of the Tweed Heads and Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club has joined the search for the Toughest Surf Life Saving Club. Scott Powick

Club tough in rough times

TWEED Heads/Coolangatta Surf Life Saving Club is a pretty tough club, both in its building and membership.

Its volunteers battle heavy swells to protect swimmers and surfers, while the building is battered with sand in strong winds.

Vice-president Rodney Jones said he was thrilled when Dulux donated 3000litres of paint to give the club a facelift, which has held up well in the past 12months.

“Every time we get a northerly, the club gets hit by sand,” Mr Jones said.

Dulux, which is on a mission to repaint SLSC buildings throughout the country, is searching for Australia’s Toughest Surf Life Saving Club. The paint brand is offering $5000 to the club that takes out the award.

Currumbin and Kirra surf clubs are among those who have joined the contest.

Dulux Exterior senior brand manager Anthony Voyage said 145 clubs had already been transformed with new paint.

“While our lifesavers are busy on the beaches, it is also imperative the clubhouses stay in top condition, not only to offer a haven for these everyday heroes but to provide safe storage space to house all the essential surf lifesaving equipment,” Mr Voyage said.

“We’ve tested Weathershield for over 40years in a range of Australian conditions, so we know it will take care of these coastal structures through even the most extreme meteorological conditions.”



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