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Young men most at risk of dying in ‘Rip Currents’

By at October 11, 2016 | 12:24 am | 0 Comment

Young men most at risk of dying in ‘Rip Currents’

In a bid to combat the ongoing issue of drowning deaths along the Australian coastline, Surf Life Saving Australia has launched a sobering safety campaign highlighting the serious dangers of rip currents – and according to figures, it’s young men who are most at risk of losing their lives. ‘The Facts about Rip Currents’ campaign will bust some common myths more...

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Schoolies urged to be beach safe

By at November 27, 2015 | 12:13 pm | 0 Comment

Schoolies urged to be beach safe

As NSW Schoolies celebrations are about to begin, Surf Life Saving NSW is urging partying teens to make their visit to the beach a safe one. With school leavers descending on NSW’s popular coastal towns from this weekend, teenagers are being reminded to play it safe while enjoying the ocean. Lifeguards and lifesavers will be out reinforcing the ‘Don’t Drink and more...

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Be beach aware during holidays

By at September 21, 2015 | 8:45 pm | 0 Comment

Be beach aware during holidays

As the spring air heats up thousands are expected to make the most of the good weather and head to their nearest beach, but lifeguards are calling on everyone to be “beach aware” these school holidays with strong swells expected along the coastline from Wednesday. The Bureau of Meteorology on Monday issued a dangerous surf warning for the period of Tuesday 22 more...

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Shark Sighting Closes Beaches at Ballina

By at July 27, 2015 | 6:59 pm | 0 Comment

Shark Sighting Closes Beaches at Ballina

A large shark has been spotted just offshore this morning at Ballina near a group of surfers. Police and Surf Life Saving have closed beaches in the area for the few  hours and are urging people to stay out of the water. Ballina SLSC members have helped police clear the water and erected beach closed signs. The Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter is conducting aerial more...

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Large swells and strong winds expected along NSW Coast

By at April 8, 2015 | 3:27 pm | 0 Comment

Large swells and strong winds expected along NSW Coast

Surf Life Saving NSW are urging beachgoers from Illawarra to the Hunter to maintain extra vigilance when participating in coastal activities over the next two days after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a dangerous surf warning. Strong off-shore winds reaching speeds of up to 50 knots are expected to bring peak swells of between 4-6 metres throughout more...

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Heavy swells forecast for NSW coastline

By at February 20, 2015 | 6:41 pm | 0 Comment

Heavy swells forecast for NSW coastline

Photo Courtesy: The Herald Surf Life Saving New South Wales urges all coastal water users to remain vigilant following the issuing of a dangerous surf warning by the Bureau of Meteorology. The heavy swells, strong coastal winds and widespread rain expected are caused by the presence of Tropical Cyclone Marcia off the Queensland Coast. Heavy conditions are expected more...

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More heavy swells forecast for NSW coast

By at February 5, 2015 | 5:58 pm | 0 Comment

More heavy swells forecast for NSW coast

Surf Life Saving New South Wales is urging all coastal water users to be mindful of their own and others safety with heavy swells expected to hit over the next 48 hours. An initial south to south-easterly swell of around 2 – 2.5 metres will affect the Batemans Coast region by Wednesday evening. The swell has been forecast to head north overnight and will affect the more...

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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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