Clubbie Profile April: Riley Fitzsimmons

Mon 27 Apr 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of April is Riley Fitzsimmons from Avoca Beach SLSC. Riley recently won two gold and a silver medal at The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships in 30 minutes and one day aims to compete at the Olympics in kayaking.

It’s Not Just About the Medals

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Only days after the culmination of the surf sport season for another year, some amazing stories of sportsmanship and camaraderie continue to emerge, especially among some of our young NSW athletes.

Flags Set on 2014/15 Patrol Season

Fri 24 Apr 2015

Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Sunday 26 April after an action-packed and busy season, which began back in September.

ANZAC Centenary Commemoration Celebration

Thu 23 Apr 2015

Surf Lifesavers from around NSW will be attending a variety of services to pay their respects to our fallen heroes. Many clubs will be laying wreaths at local ceremonies and in Turkey in memory and honour of those who landed at Anzac Cove in 1915.

Dangerous Surf Expected Along NSW Coast

Mon 20 Apr 2015

A low pressure system off the Hunter Coast has prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a dangerous surf warning for the areas stretching from Illawarra through to the Mid-North Coast. Surf Life Saving NSW is urging all coastal water users to exercise caution, and check the conditions before heading out.

Fisherman’s Lucky Escape

Sat 18 Apr 2015

A decision to wear a lifejacket on an early morning rockfishing trip proved to be a fruitful one for a man who was washed into the sea off the NSW Coast on Saturday.

NSW Athletes Perform Strongly at The Aussies

Fri 17 Apr 2015

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships has been a resounding success for NSW clubs with an excellent start from the Youth teams and a solid effort by our Masters competitors.

Fishermen Rescued From Overturned Boat

Thu 16 Apr 2015

A perfect autumn morning fishing trip quickly turned sour for two men who had to be rescued after their vessel overturned south of Wybung Headland off the NSW Coast.

Powerful Swell Forecast for NSW Coastline

Mon 13 Apr 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is urging all swimmers, surfers, and rockfishers to check the latest forecasts before heading out for a day on the coast following the issue of a dangerous surf warning for the entire NSW coastline.

Statement Regarding Reported Shark Encounter at McKenzies Beach

Sat 11 Apr 2015

A number of beaches along the State’s Far South Coast will remain closed on Saturday afternoon following reports that a man suffered a suspected shark bite while paddleboarding at McKenzies Beach.

Junior Lifesavers of The Year Named

Fri 10 Apr 2015

It has been a week to remember for junior lifesavers Brianna Clarkson (Brunswick), and Reed van Huisstede (Cooks Hill). The duo has been crowned the 2014/15 Female and Male Junior Lifesaver of The Year after impressing at a camp at Narrabeen on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Men Rescued At Warriewood Blowhole

Fri 10 Apr 2015

The dangers of swimming at unfamiliar beach at twilight were highlighted on Thursday night after two men got into difficultly at Warriewood on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

NSW Stars Looking to Leave Their Mark at Aussies

Fri 10 Apr 2015

Over 1,300 of the most talented surf sport athletes from around the state will be gunning for glory at the Australian Championships on the Gold Coast from this Saturday.

Large Swells and Strong Winds Expected Along NSW Coast

Wed 8 Apr 2015

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.

Search For Next Junior Lifesaver of The Year

Tue 7 Apr 2015

The next generation of leaders within the surf life saving movement are being put through their paces at an exciting development camp on Sydney’s Northern Beaches this week, with the opportunity for one participant to be crowned Junior Lifesaver of The Year

Ballina Jet Boat Crew Awarded Group Bravery Award

Thu 2 Apr 2015

A daring night-time rescue in huge surf off the Northern NSW coast in 2013 resulted in the crew of the Ballina Jet Boat Surf Rescue team being recognised with a Group Bravery Citation in the recent Australian Bravery Awards.

Lifeguards and Lifesavers Prepare for Busy Easter

Wed 1 Apr 2015

With just weeks remaining before the flags come down for the final time in the 2014/15 patrol season, the Australian Lifeguard Service and Surf Life Saving NSW are urging all coastal water users to remain safe and look out for each other while enjoying the state’s beaches.

Lifeguards To Patrol Mollymook Over Holidays

Wed 1 Apr 2015

Beachgoers looking to make the most of their time in the picturesque Shoalhaven region these school holidays will be able to swim at a patrolled beach following the extension of lifeguard services at South Mollymook.

Surf Patrol Season Extended in NSW

Wed 1 Apr 2015

Volunteer Surf Lifesavers will continue to patrol beaches in NSW throughout the long winter months, after a survey of surf clubs overwhelmingly indicated the desire to ‘work through’ the off-season.