Rachelle Balez grew up in Wombarra and started her surf life-saving training as a nipper at Scarborough Wombarra Surf club. In 2002, when she was 16, she received her Bronze medallion and became a patrol member. Rochelle recently completed her silver medallion and is now the patrol leader of the first all-girl patrol group for the Scarborough Wombarra club.
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Scarborough Wombarra Surf Club; Nippers; Patrol; Silver Life Saving Medallion; Bronze Life Saving Medallion; Surf Rescue Certificate; Patrol Leader; Wombarra Beach; Surf Life Saving; Flags Training; Women Lifesavers; Patrols.
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Rachelle’s Photo Album
Scarborough SLSC girls 2 (Anthony Warry / The Illawarra Flame)
Surf buggy (Anthony Warry / The Illawarra Flame)
On patrol 1 (Anthony Warry / The Illawarra Flame)
On patrol 2 (Anthony Warry / The Illawarra Flame)
Rescue equipment (Anthony Warry / The Illawarra Flame)
Scarborough SLSC girls (Anthony Warry / The Illawarra Flame)
P27192 – IRB champions. The Scarborough-Wombarra crew ride into shore during heats of the Jim Lymbery Memorial rubber duck Carnival at Kiama Surf Beach. 8 April 1989.hips
P23689 – Coastline and beach suburbs looking south from the vicinity of Scarborough, 28 July 1984
P21137 – Scarborough surf club under construction
P16595 – Aerial view west across Wombarra and Scarborough Beach, Scarborough Surf life Saving club, Jim Allen Oval, 25 April 2004