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Dangerous surf forecast to hit NSW coast

By at January 30, 2015 | 6:18 pm | 0 Comment

Dangerous surf forecast to hit NSW coast

Surf Life Saving New South Wales is urging all coastal water users to exercise caution over the next 48 hours as dangerous surf conditions have been forecast. From Friday a south-to-south-easterly swell of up to 4 metres with a swell period of up to 12 seconds is expected to affect the entire NSW coastline. The hazardous conditions have been forecast to continue into more...

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Horror day on NSW beaches

By at January 2, 2015 | 7:35 pm | 0 Comment

Horror day on NSW beaches

Surf Life Saving resources and volunteers have been stretched to the limit dealing with huge crowds and major rescues and emergency incidents, including one confirmed drowning on the Central Coast. New Year’s Day is often one of the busiest on NSW beaches, however experienced lifesavers are saying they can’t remember a day when so many incidents and emergencies have more...

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New Years Surf warning

By at January 2, 2015 | 7:14 pm | 0 Comment

New Years Surf warning

Surf lifesavers are asking people to use their common sense when taking to the beach and waterways over the New Year period. New Year’s Day is one of the busiest beach days of the year and lifesavers and lifeguards will be on full alert to protect the hundreds of thousands of beachgoers expected. Adam Weir, Surf Life Saving NSW Operations Manager, says that people more...

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Rock Fishing: Leading cause of coastal drownings in NSW

By at December 22, 2014 | 3:14 pm | 0 Comment

Rock Fishing: Leading cause of coastal drownings in NSW

While overall coastal drowning figures for NSW are significantly down from last year, for the first time rock fishing deaths have topped the list at 26.7%, making it the leading cause of all coastal drownings. Eight people died while rocks fishing in the 2013-14 year in NSW and 27 rockfishing deaths have been recorded since 2011-12. None of the victims were wearing a more...

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Interbranch Surf champs off to flying start

By at December 15, 2014 | 7:00 pm | 0 Comment

Interbranch Surf champs off to flying start

Defending Interbranch champions Sydney are fighting a tough battle to retain their title at the conclusion of the first day of the championships on Saturday. Sydney Northern Beaches who last held the title in 2012 are virtually tied with Sydney. Central Coast and Hunter round out the top four. Day 1 got underway in windy conditions at Catherine Hill Bay SLSC with the more...

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Schoolies urged to watch out for mates

By at November 25, 2014 | 7:08 pm | 0 Comment

Schoolies urged to watch out for mates

School leavers descending on NSW beaches are being urged to “look out for their mates” as they celebrate the end of their formal education. Over the next few weeks, thousands of school leavers will be heading to holiday hotspots across the state, with sea, sun, and fun forming an important part of the festivities. Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) NSW coordinator more...

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‘Countdown begins for 2015 Cricket World Cup’

By at November 7, 2014 | 3:18 pm | 0 Comment

‘Countdown begins for 2015 Cricket World Cup’

With less than 100 days to go until one of the world’s biggest sporting events in Sydney – the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Cricket World Cup, city is gearing for the event. On November 6 , 2014 , NSW Deputy Premier and Minister for Tourism and Major Events Troy Grant and Minister for Sport and Recreation Stuart Ayres  marked the 100 days to go milestone more...

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Surf lifesavers head out to the bush

By at November 5, 2014 | 6:50 pm | 0 Comment

Surf lifesavers head out to the bush

Thousands of primary school students from inland NSW and the ACT will soon get the opportunity to take part in vital water safety lessons ahead of summer, when some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers travel west for Beach to Bush. In what is shaping up as Surf Life Saving NSW’s largest surf education initiative in at least five years, The Surf Life Saving NSW more...

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Byron Bay’s main beach to be patrolled year around

By at September 23, 2014 | 5:15 pm | 0 Comment

Byron Bay’s main beach to be patrolled year around

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will patrol Byron Bay’s main beach for the whole year excluding weekends and public holidays during the volunteer lifesaving season after successfully extending its lifeguard contract with Byron Shire Council. The ALS currently employs up to 34 lifeguards across nine beaches throughout the shire at peak periods and has provided more...

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NSW surf patrol season kicks off

By at September 22, 2014 | 7:48 pm | 0 Comment

NSW surf patrol season kicks off

NSW Minister for Police and Emergency Services, Stuart Ayres, has officially launched the 2014/15 NSW Surf Life Saving patrol season at North Steyne Surf Life Saving Club on Manly Beach. From this Saturday, over 21,000 volunteer surf lifesavers will hit beaches across the state, patrolling on weekends and public holidays through until the end of April 2015. “In the more...

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