Palmy’s Board and Ski provides training sessions for all our members who want to retain a level of fitness for both patrols and competition for the Club. Everyone is welcome.
Our program caters towards our Seniors and Masters so all can benefit from intense and diversified training sessions. So whether you paddle a board or ski, swim or engage in irons you will have a session suitable for you. Our athletes must meet minimum Patrol hours to compete.
Craft Storage – Craft can be stored at our club but you must complete an Application for Craft Storage. Please note equipment is stored at owner’s risk, you will need your own personal insurance on your craft.
To obtain further information, contact our Club Administrator.
COACH – Kelly Margetts
Kelly Margetts was raised on the Gold Coast and has always found himself in the water. Getting his Bronze Medallion at the age of 14 with Currumbin, Kelly has been involved in Surf Life Saving ever since, not only as a competitive board paddler throughout his youth, but also continuing into his adulthood as an active member.
Kelly was the Head Coach at Currumbin from 1994-1997, before the club went on to win National Point score the two following years. He then continued to stay active within Surf Life Saving for many years, as well as working as a Professional Lifeguard.
Kelly turned his competitive drive towards Stand up Paddling about 10 years ago, where he has been ranked within the top 10 in the world. Alongside that he has always had a passion for coaching and sharing his knowledge, and became Head Coach again of a rebuilding Currumbin in 2010-2015. Kelly has coached many state and Australia champions over the years, and taken ironman athletes to the peak of reaching the NutriGrain series.
When Kelly was offered the coaching job at Palm Beach he was excited to work with a grassroots club, whose vision of community and family values aligned with his own, and he looks forward to building a long-term plan for the club to help it evolve, strengthen and grow over the coming years.
WHAT ARE THE BOARD, SKI & SWIM EVENTS?
There are a number of events available in the water during competition all tying back to the essential skills of SLS. You have the option to compete as an individual or part of a team. Below are the events available to compete in on a board, ski or multi-discipline events.
Please click on the links below to learn more about the relevant events.
|Board||Race, Relay Rescue|
|Multi-Discipline||Taplin Relay, Cameron Relay, Ironperson, Lifesaver Relay|