HOLIDAY WATCH: The lifesavers are back at Rainbow Beach, including Ashleigh Dodt, Campbell Handy and Remy Hethorn.
HOLIDAY WATCH: The lifesavers are back at Rainbow Beach, including Ashleigh Dodt, Campbell Handy and Remy Hethorn. Contributed

Gympie's life savers back at work

THEY'RE back and they've already enjoyed bringing the Gympie region a brilliantly sunny, safe spring school holiday season.

Lifesavers returned to Rainbow Beach on September 20, to begin their warm weather patrols and to keep us safe in the water every weekend and public holiday through to the end of April next year.

"It's been a beautiful holiday season with no troubles," a Rainbow Beach Surf Lifesaving Club official said.

But she said the gorgeous weather we saw at the beginning of the school break had deteriorated yesterday, with overcast and windy conditions keeping all but a few out of the water.

"It's very windy at the moment," she said. "Not pleasant at all. There's only a few out there swimming.

"It's all gone very well over the holidays generally.

"Rainbow has had a very busy time, but it's been quiet for emergencies."

Less than favourable weather forecasts during the first week of the break ensured some excellent campsites remained available in nearby recreation areas, but visitor numbers soon picked up as warm dry weather continued.