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Dangerous Surf warning for parts of NSW

By at July 10, 2014 | 1:32 pm | 0 Comment

Dangerous Surf warning for parts of  NSW

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers, surfers, boat skippers and rock-fishers about dangerous surf conditions from the Victorian border to mid-north coast, mainly on Thursday. Surf Life Saving support operations and emergency callout teams are on high-alert following the deaths of two surfers in the last week in NSW. A South-Easterly swell is expected to reach 3 more...

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South west rocks readies for IRB state championships

By at June 23, 2014 | 2:22 pm | 0 Comment

South west rocks readies for IRB state championships

The 2014 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships are but a week away with surf clubs around the state preparing for the three day event in South West Rocks.   The championships which will run from the 28-29 June will see South West Rocks SLSC host over 260 athletes from 19 different surf clubs for the state’s premier IRB racing carnival. IRB Racing is more...

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Surf Life Saving NSW trains 250,000 in first aid

By at June 19, 2014 | 2:15 pm | 0 Comment

Surf Life Saving NSW trains 250,000 in first aid

Surf Life Saving NSW (SLSNSW) has reached a significant milestone by training its 250,000th person in first aid this month. SLSNSW’s registered training arm, the Australian Lifesaving Academy (ALA), started in 2004 and has since grown exponentially, fast becoming one of the biggest first aid and CPR registered training organisations in NSW. The ALA exists to develop more...

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Surf Life Saving NSW congratulates its OAM recipients

By at June 12, 2014 | 2:20 pm | 0 Comment

Surf Life Saving NSW congratulates its  OAM recipients

Surf Life Saving NSW  (SLSNSW) a would like to congratulate six of our volunteer members who have been recognised with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.     The Order of Australia is the principal and most prestigious means of recognising those who have made outstanding more...

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Two Rockfishermen rescued, one missing

By at May 9, 2014 | 12:28 pm | 0 Comment

Two Rockfishermen rescued, one missing

Two men have had a lucky escape after they were washed into the sea while rockfishing at Seal Rocks on the NSW Lower North Coast. A search continues for a third person still missing. The group of five anglers was rockfishing when three of them were swept into the water. One man was rescued by a volunteer surf lifesaver from Pacific Palms Surf Life Saving Club using a more...

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‘Surf patrol season ends this Sunday’

By at April 24, 2014 | 2:19 pm | 0 Comment

‘Surf patrol season ends this Sunday’

The 2013-2014 volunteer patrol season ends this Sunday 27 April with the state's surf lifesavers taking down the flags on all beaches across NSW. Provisional statistics reveal that dedicated lifesavers have performed 4644 rescues and responded to 401 calls for assistance to the Surf Emergency Response System with the current coastal drowning toll standing at 23. Surf more...

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Dangerous Surf expected for ‘Easter’ long weekend

By at April 17, 2014 | 3:00 pm | 0 Comment

Dangerous Surf expected for ‘Easter’ long weekend

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning swimmers about dangerous surf conditions along the entire coast this weekend. A South Easterly swell is expected to reach 2 to 3 metres at its peak, with a swell period around 15-17 seconds. These conditions will be hazardous for coastal activities such as swimming, surfing and rock fishing. Conditions are expected to ease overnight more...

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Stay safe in the ‘Surf’ these holidays

By at April 14, 2014 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

Stay safe in the ‘Surf’ these holidays

NSW surf lifesavers and lifeguards have issued a strong warning to beachgoers and coastal holiday makers to observe surf safety warnings during the Autumn school holiday period which commenced this Saturday 12th April.   SLSNSW Manager of Lifesaving, Andy Kent, has emphasised the importance of swimming at patrolled beaches, between the red and yellow more...

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Rock fisherman drowns and another missing

By at April 7, 2014 | 12:54 pm | 0 Comment

Rock fisherman drowns and another missing

A man has drowned while rock fishing at Tacking Point, Port Macquarie. In a separate incident, Surf Lifesavers are searching for a missing person, possibly a rock fisherman, after a car was found on the beach at Booti Booti National Park near Forster.   In Port Macquarie the alarm was raised when the man did not arrive for his golf game. The Surf Life Saving more...

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Search continues for missing swimmer at Tathra

By at April 3, 2014 | 12:56 pm | 0 Comment

Search continues for missing swimmer at Tathra

Surf Life Saving resources are continuing to help Police search for a missing swimmer at Tathra, who was possibly attacked by a shark this morning before 9am.   Surf Lifesavers aboard Inflatable Rescue Boats (IRBs) from Tathra, Narooma, Pambula and Bermagui are on scene and assisting in the search. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter is also assisting. It is more...

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