Margaret River Surf Life Saving Club’s season starts at Gnarabup on Sunday, October 23. With booming registrations this year, the growing club is welcoming its oldest cohort yet with the first year for its age 14 to 17 teenagers. Club president Richard Lee-Pullen told the Times since the club started in 2017-28 with a “let’s see how it might go” approach, more and more community members were getting involved. “By providing activities at Gnarabup beach Sunday mornings during term four 2022, and then again during term one 2023, it is a great way for local kids to gain confidence in the water in a safe environment,” he said. The first year for the teenage program was also highly anticipated. “This is very exciting because the children that are enrolled in this summer’s youth program have all come through the Nippers program,” Lee-Pullen said. “Over the past couple of weeks, these teenage members have enjoyed a few days at the beach learning lifesaving skills and getting stronger on the rescue boards and in the water. “They will also provide strong leadership to large group of young Nippers that enjoy the fun and games each Sunday morning.” There was still time for late registration for children aged five and older, with activities starting at Gnarabup at 8.45am.