POINT Lookout Surf Life Saving Club are gearing up for a massive weekend that will see a club favourite attempt a world record and the nippers participate in a colour fun run.
Ann-Sophie Sullivan, Point Lookout SLSC's Surf Girl and a Thornlands local, will host what she hopes to be the world's largest beach safety lesson on Saturday, December 7 as she attempts to put Stradbroke Island in the Guinness Book of World Records.
The event is open to people of all ages and will run from 9am to 11am at Cylinder Beach.
"I always wanted to have the opportunity to increase community awareness about what Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club is and how people can stay safe at the beach," Ms Sullivan said.
"All of this culminated in an idea of getting a world record and putting Point Lookout on the world stage.
"I am a big believer in go big or go home and so I looked on the Guinness website and I found this world record that we were able to set. That is how it all came about."
Ms Sullivan said she hoped the event would shine a spotlight on the work of surf life savers.
"Annually at Point Lookout SLSC, we perform an average of 49 rescues, 508 first aids, and countless preventative actions," she said.
"Given the challenges of our location we actively patrol two beaches in addition to providing wave runner support services outside patrolled areas, and are the only Queensland lifesaving club to do so.
"If we get more members to the club, more tourism to Stradbroke or even if we are able to educate the community on beach safety on a large scale then I am excited for it."
The Point Lookout nippers will participate in a colour fun run the next day as they look to raise money for Point Lookout SLSC's junior program.
The event will be held at GJ Walter Park, Cleveland on Sunday December 8, with proceeds going towards transporting more than 250 nippers to Point Lookout each week.
Organisers are urging people to arrive at 9.30am, with the event to kick-off at 10am and run for approximately one hour.
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