At Local Supply sunglasses, we’re for locals everywhere, and we can’t think of any more remarkable locals than the men and women of Surf Life Saving Australia. Everyday they put on their iconic yellow and red uniform and march to beaches across this great country to watch out for the locals from all around the world using the beaches. They’ve saved countless lives since their formation in 1907 (109 years ago!), when they started as The Surf Bathing Association of New South Wales, in response to the numerous water casualties that had occurred since swimming in the ocean had been legalized (!) in Australia. The not-for-profit organization spread Australia-wide, and has been a source of safety, national pride, and tourist selfies ever since. Not just limited to patrolling beaches, the organisation’s duties include education, coastal risk assessments, training, and giving volunteers the chance to contribute within their local community.
We couldn’t be prouder to be their newest partner.
We’re now the official on-patrol sunglass of Surf Life Saving Australia, which means the boys and girls in red and yellow will be protecting their eyes with the same premium polarized lenses that come as standard in all our sunnies. We used the aptly named EVERYDAY style as our base, then customized them with the famous SLSA flag on the temples of the frames.
We first announced our partnership not here, but at the Coolangatta Gold Ironman / surf-life-saving competition a few months ago, which takes place every year on the Gold Coast in sunny Queensland, Australia. There, we handed out free sunglasses straps and debuted the new style, as well as supporting the competitors with some high-powered audience screaming (we’re fans of a good competitive event, what can we say?).
Proceeds from the sale of each pair will support SLSA's commitment to coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue. This edition builds on Local Supply's EVERYDAY shape, adding SLSA's iconic red and yellow cap design to the outer temples. Coming with polished black frames, silver detailing and high-grade polarized lenses in a dark grey tint. Check out the collaboration below, featuring none other than professional Ironwoman and North Bondi SLSC prodigy, Lizzie Welborn.
For every pair of Patroller sunglasses ordered by a club member, we will donate $10 to your local club. Members will also receive a special order discount of $30 off per pair. Get in touch with us now to find out more about our exclusive offer or shop the collab below:
And — perhaps most importantly — to show we really care about the work these amazing surf life savers do, day in, day out, we’ll be spending as much time as possible at the beach as a show of support. We encourage you to do the same. It’s not easy work, but someone’s gotta do it, right?
P.s. If you’d like to donate to Surf Life Saving Australia — or you’re interested in signing up as a volunteer, an incredible opportunity to grow yourself and catch some rays that we fully recommend — then check out the Surf Life Saving Australia website: sls.com.au