Point Lookout lifesavers to start their club season with warning not to swim at Frenchman's Beach

THE Point Lookout surf lifesaving season is about to start and the club boss wants people to keep away from dangerous Frenchman's Beach and opt for the patrolled Main and Cylinder beaches.

ON DUTY: Straddie surf lifesavers near the club house at Main Beach. Front to back is Riley Shilling, Julian Newton, and Kyle Trevor-Jones.

ON DUTY: Straddie surf lifesavers near the club house at Main Beach. Front to back is Riley Shilling, Julian Newton, and Kyle Trevor-Jones.

Lifesavers will be ready for school students to start their holidays, with Point Lookout Surf Lifesavers president Sean Fallon asking swimmers to do the common sense thing.

Point Lookout's Frenchman's Beach is particularly treacherous and should be avoided

Paul Fallon

"Last summer Point Lookout surf lifesavers performed over 9288 preventative actions, 70 rescues and 630 first aid cases on the beaches of North Stradbroke Island," he said.

TOP PROTECTION: Are the conditions today ok for my boogie board?

TOP PROTECTION: Are the conditions today ok for my boogie board?

"With the summer weather fast approaching, local surf lifesavers want beach goers to make the effort to swim only between the red and yellow flags at Main Beach and Cylinder Beach as these are the safest places to swim."

Mr Fallon said surf safety needed to be a top priority for all beach goers.

"Point Lookout's Frenchman's Beach is particularly treacherous and should be avoided for swimming and water-based activities," he said.

ON DUTY: Some of the team that will be on duty protecting those who swim between the flags. Front is Kyle Trevor-Jones, left to right are Luke Edwards, Katie Price, Carolyn Morthorpe, Oliver Lawson, Mia Madsen, with Lincoln Somerville and Jayden Robinson in the tower.

ON DUTY: Some of the team that will be on duty protecting those who swim between the flags. Front is Kyle Trevor-Jones, left to right are Luke Edwards, Katie Price, Carolyn Morthorpe, Oliver Lawson, Mia Madsen, with Lincoln Somerville and Jayden Robinson in the tower.

"This beach is a known hot spot as it has unpredictable rips and limited access for emergency services.

"We urge all beach goers to read the signs provided by the lifesavers and lifeguards... It could just save your life."

Mr Fallon said lifesavers would patrol Saturdays from 8am to 5pm, Sundays 8am to 4pm and public holidays from September 21 May 4.

Patrols to 6pm will be in place over the Christmas and New Year period.

Lifesavers will also work with jet ski patrols and the Australian Lifeguard Service to provide a search and

rescue service over summer.

"If you're interested in joining the Point Lookout SLSC family head to our website at pointlookoutslsc.com.au," he said.

"We are currently recruiting new members of any age or ability."

STRADDIE: Stick between the flags is the message from lifesavers.

STRADDIE: Stick between the flags is the message from lifesavers.