Volunteers will put up the red and yellow flags on Saturday, September 29 for the start of the 2018/19 patrolling season.
The lifesavers will take to the sand at South Mollymook Beach from 10am to 3pm on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays until the middle of October, when they will extend their hours from 9am to 3pm.
At the start of the December school holidays, patrols will be extended to north Mollymook Beach and Narrawallee Beach from 9am to 5pm every day of the week.
Mollymook Surf Life Saving Club Captain Adam Woodward said 140 volunteer patrolling members were prepared for the upcoming season.
Mr Woodward warned beach goers to swim between the flags if they were planning on visiting the beach this summer.
“If you’re attending the beach, please swim behind the flags,” he said.
“It is the safest spot on the beach. Don’t be afraid to ask a lifesaver something, there is no such thing as a silly question and they are always happy to help.”
Keeping the 100 per cent success rate of no lives lost between the red and yellow flags was a record Mr Woodward wanted to keep this summer.
“We would like to keep our 100 per cent record of no lives lost between the flags. This can only happen if the public swims in safe areas, and also through the diligence of lifesavers on duty,” he said.
Jet ski patrols of “dangerous” inlets at Narrawallee and Dolphin Point would start in November.
“The jet ski will be patrolling the usual hot spots at Narrawallee Inlet and Dolphin Point. If people do decide to not swim between the flags, they should be very wary of the conditions at these inlets,” Mr Woodward said.
“If in doubt, go to a patrolled beach. The inlets can look calm, but on a run out tied they can change in seconds.”
If you’re looking to join the club, a bronze medallion course will kick off in November. An information evening will be held at the surf club on October 17 at 6.30pm.
The course will run over the first two weekends in November. For more information, visit https://www.mollymooksurf.com.au/.