SAW THE FILM: Kawana Surf Club’s surf girl entrant Megan Blin is ready for the challenge.
SAW THE FILM: Kawana Surf Club’s surf girl entrant Megan Blin is ready for the challenge.

Surfer girl Megan inspired by university film

JUGGLING university in Brisbane with Summer Surf Girl commitments will be a challenge for Megan Blin, but it is one she is keen to jump into.

The new Kawana SLSC Summer Surf Girl had a glimpse into the life of a Summer Surf Girl before she signed up.

The Queensland University of Technology film production student filmed a documentary on the Summer Surf Girl program at the start of the year, with previous Kawana entrant Nikita McDonald the star.

"It showed me how much it involved and how much these girls put into the year and what a wonderful opportunity and experience it was for Nikita at the time," Megan said.

Putting her hand up for the position was a way for her to give back to the club, Megan said.

"They've become my second family and I've met so many amazing people and learnt so much about the organisation," she said.

"My main goal is to promote surf awareness in the community and raise funds for the vital equipment we require.

"Kawana is quite a small club, so the more people we can get involved and the more relationships we can build the better."

The Jupiters Summer Surf Girl program is a member

development program that aims to engage female members in surf lifesaving.

The program has injected more than $13.7 million into surf lifesaving clubs throughout Queensland since its inception in 1964.

Funds raised are distributed back in to the participating clubs, to be used to purchase new equipment, for maintenance, surf safety education, member development, increasing volunteer memberships and expanding training programs.

Snap Fitness Kawana and the Kawana Aquatic Centre have teamed up to help

Megan's first fundraiser - a six-week bootcamp fitness challenge from August 18.


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