Surfer Injured in Evans Head Shark Attack

Fri 31 Jul 2015

A surfer is in hospital in Northern NSW after he was bitten by a shark at Evans Head on Friday.

NSW Pool Rescue Development Team Selected

Fri 31 Jul 2015

A big congratulations and good luck to the athletes who have been selected in the NSW Pool Rescue Development Team.

Lifesaving Legends Honoured On Walk Of Fame

Thu 30 Jul 2015

Two legends of the Surf Life Saving community have had their contributions set in stone in the Australian Surfing Walk of Fame at Sydney’s Maroubra Beach.

Clubbie Profile July: Elton Cummings

Wed 29 Jul 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the Month of July is Elton Cummings from Ballina Lighthouse & Lismore SLSC. Elton has been part of the Ballina Jet Rescue Boat crew for 45 years and loves the satisfaction of making a difference in the community. Apart from involving himself with the Ballina Jet Boat, Elton has held various positions in the Far North Coast Branch.

Vale Fergus Thomson OAM:

Tue 28 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened at the passing of Life Member and former Eurobodalla Mayor, Fergus Thomson OAM, who lost his battle with cancer last week.

NSW Pool Interstate Team Announced

Mon 27 Jul 2015

Congratulations and best of luck to all members selected in the 2015 SLSNSW Pool Interstate Team to compete at the Surf Life Saving Interstate Pool Rescue Championships on the 7-9 August.

Shark Sighting Closes Beaches at Ballina

Sun 26 Jul 2015

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 next 24 hours and are urging people to stay out of the water.

Warriewood and Avalon Beach Win National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Fri 24 Jul 2015

Warriewood and Avalon Beach lifesavers have been awarded the National and NSW Rescue of the Month for May/June after rescuing a rock fisherman who fell five metres onto rocks at Warriewood Beach on 27 June 2015. This takes the NSW tally to nine out of ten National awards for the 2014/15 season.

Festival Revellers Urged To Be Beach Safe

Wed 22 Jul 2015

As Byron Bay Shire gears up again for the annual Splendour in the Grass Festival this week, Surf Life Saving NSW is reminding people not to enter the water under the influence of alcohol and drugs or swim at an unpatrolled beach.

Elouera Crowned Pool Rescue Champs

Mon 20 Jul 2015

In a fiercely contested battle between Central Coast and Sydney clubs at the annual State Pool Rescue Championships, it was the southerners who came out on top with Elouera being crowned champion club after downing defending champions Terrigal.

2015 Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

Fri 17 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is getting ready to celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteers at the 2015 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

Country Surf Life Saving Champs Returns to the Rocks

Thu 16 Jul 2015

South West Rocks has been announced as the venue for the 2016 and 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.

Strong Swell and Winds Expected Along NSW Coast

Thu 16 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW urges all coastal water users including recreational boat users, rock fishermen, swimmers and surfers to be aware that a dangerous surf warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology from Friday 17 July to Sunday 19 July.

Surfer Pulled From Water Near Byron Bay

Wed 15 Jul 2015

A surfer is in a critical condition after being pulled unconscious from the water near Byron Bay.

Eager Athletes Ready For Pool Rescue Champs

Wed 15 Jul 2015

Almost 300 lifesavers will cast off the throes of winter, and swap their familiar beach surroundings for the pool this weekend at the 2015 NSW Pool Rescue Championships.

NSW Rubber Duckie Racers Out For Glory

Tue 14 Jul 2015

State pride will be on the line at the annual Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Interstate Championships, where the NSW team will be hoping to achieve what their rugby league and netball counterparts could not – defeat Queensland on their home turf.

Gordon Richardson, A Life in Surf

Thu 9 Jul 2015

In over fifty years of involvement in the Surf Life Saving community, it’s fair to say that there isn’t much that Caves Beach Life Member Gordon Richardson hasn’t achieved.

Small Grants Available for Businesses and Service Providers

Tue 7 Jul 2015

Businesses and not-for-profit service providers located in the coastal precincts of Bondi Beach (Waverley Council), Newcastle Beach and Nobbys Beach (City of Newcastle) and Merimbula/Pambula Beach (Bega Valley Shire) are encouraged to apply for a grant from Surf Life Saving NSW to promote the inclusion of people with disabilities.

Call for Lifesavers for American Summer Camps

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Camp Counsellors USA (CCUSA) is currently looking for qualified surf lifesavers and lifeguards to escape the Aussie winter and embrace the American summer by spending 9 weeks in the USA at American Summer Camps.

Ballina Beaches Remain Closed

Fri 3 Jul 2015

Beaches across Ballina Shire will remain closed for the next 24 hours after a surfer had a reported encounter with a shark at Lennox Head.

North Coast Swimmers Urged To Exercise Caution

Thu 2 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, and boaties around the Coffs Harbour area to exercise caution in the water for at least the next two days as a large whale carcass travels northwards.

Surf Life Saving Welcomes Rock Fishing Coronial Recommendations

Thu 2 Jul 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed the Coroner’s recommendations, which include mandating the wearing of lifejackets for rock fishers, and looks forward to assisting Police and Emergency Services with the implementation of any safety initiatives.

Lifesavers on Scene of Ballina Shark Attack

Thu 2 Jul 2015

A body boarder is in critical condition after being bitten by a shark at Lighthouse Beach, Ballina on Thursday.