Surf Life Saver Profile - 42

Published: February 21, 2024

Welcome Jack and thanks for sharing with us


So let’s get deep and meaningful straight up

Q – How long have you been in Coolum Surf Life Saving Club and what motivated you to volunteer your time?

Since Green Caps (Nippers) in 2003. My dad (Smudge) has been a member for nearly 30 years and recommended continuing to patrol to engage in the community and meet new people. Don’t mind the 6+ hours on the beach either now I’m living in Brissy.


Q – Is your experience so far what you thought it would be?

It’s been great. Made heaps of great new mates. No longer the youngest member of Patrol 14, which is fantastic


On a lighter side

Q – Where did you grow up? (Assuming you’ve grown up)



Q – What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

Dishy at the Surf Club. Probably still hold the record for latest close up.


Q – Any nicknames?

Jacko, Smudge Jr


Q – Any Hobbies?

Swimming, watching NRL, drinking coffee (large caramel latte, cheers)


Q – Favourite Music/Musician/Band

Travis Scott, Queen, Jungles Giants, Tame


Q – Can you cook and what’s your favourite dish to prepare?

Good on the BBQ. Bacon & Eggs


Q – Final & Life defining Question…. Pineapple on Pizza, Yes or No??




Thank you Jack


If you’d like to share your story here with your mates, please contact your member officer - we’d all luv to hear it. Cheers

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