St Clair Surf Life Saving guards Steph Laughton (left) and James Rolfe take to the St Clair surf in giant inflatable jandals yesterday. Photo by Nigel Benson.
Jandals, thongs, flip-flops ... Call them what you will, but
they will be marching out in force today in a promotion to
encourage people to wear jandals to show support for surf
Surf Life Saving New Zealand club development officer Steph
Laughton said the ubiquitous New Zealand footwear was a fun
symbol for the organisation's annual national appeal.
''Jandals are part of the beach, so it's a great icon to use
to promote our fundraising appeal.''
Otago surf life-savers will be collecting in the greater
Dunedin area from 7am tomorrow, starting at the St Clair Salt
An inflatable surf rescue boat and stall will also feature in
the upper Octagon at today's weekly Friday market.
All funds raised locally would go to the four local Dunedin
surf life-saving clubs at Warrington, St Kilda, St Clair and
Brighton, Ms Laughton said.
Otago beaches will be patrolled from 11am till 7pm during the
Christmas school holidays, from December 17 to January 25.