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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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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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Byron beach closure lifted

By at September 11, 2014 | 3:34 pm | 0 Comment

Byron beach closure lifted

Beach closures at Byron Bay and surrounding beaches have ended at 12pm Thursday, 48 hours after the fatal shark attack on a man on Tuesday at Clarkes Beach. At the request of Byron Shire Council, Lifeguards closed beaches in the vicinity of the attack while officers from the Department of Primary Industries have been carrying out investigations and monitoring the waters more...

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Nippers to go ‘Wet ‘n’ Wild’ for another season

By at September 11, 2014 | 3:05 pm | 0 Comment

Nippers to go ‘Wet ‘n’ Wild’ for another season

Following the success and positive community response of its debut season, Surf Life Saving NSW and Wet’n’Wild Sydney have committed to an expanded program for the Wet’n’Wild Sydney Nippers Club for another season. The club which was the first of its kind in Australia, was set up to give kids in Western Sydney (Australia’s leading coastal drowning blackspot) more...

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More dangerous surf forecast to hit NSW

By at September 4, 2014 | 1:37 am | 0 Comment

More dangerous surf forecast to hit NSW

Surf Life Saving NSW is warning of another period of dangerous surf conditions for the NSW coast and advising against all coastal activities until Saturday 6th September. A significant south to south easterly swell is expected to reach 4.5m in some areas with a swell period of 12 seconds. Conditions are expected to increase steadily throughout the week, peak on more...

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Rock fisherman drowns near Maroubra

By at September 1, 2014 | 2:25 pm | 0 Comment

Rock fisherman drowns near Maroubra

A Rock fisherman was unable to be revived after being swept into the ocean at Lurline Bay, north of Maroubra beach. The Surf Rescue Emergency Response System was activated by Police and local duty officers responded to the incident. Two off duty volunteer surf lifesavers who live above the scene paddled a board out and were able to assist the patient until council more...

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