Profile of the Month: William Vaughan-Smith

Fri 30 Sep 2016

Our Profile of the Month for September is William Vaughan-Smith from Bermagui SLSC. The 20-year-old joined Surf Life Saving three seasons ago for the chance to socialise with his peers. It proved to be a fruitful decision as he has become heavily involved with the movement, which culminated in being awarded the title of Far South Coast Lifesaver of the Year for 2016.

Life’s Never Boarding For Far North Coast Lifesaver

Wed 28 Sep 2016

A chance visit to the island of Boracay in the Philippines back in 2013 as part of the Festival of the Wind Lifesaving Competition sparked a passion for helping develop the skills of lifesavers internationally for one North Coast club member.

Ballina Beaches Reopen Following Shark Attack

Tue 27 Sep 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW can confirm that Lighthouse Beach, Sharpes Beach, and Shelly Beach (Ballina) have all reopened on Tuesday.

Ballina Beaches Closed After Shark Attack

Mon 26 Sep 2016

Beaches across the Ballina Shire have been closed with residents and visitors urged to avoid the area on Monday following a shark attack at Lighthouse Beach.

Man Drowns At Freshwater Rock Pool

Sun 25 Sep 2016

Despite the best efforts of Council Lifeguards, Surf Lifesavers, and Paramedics a man has drowned while swimming in the rock pool at Freshwater on Saturday.

Excitement Builds As Lifesavers Return For New Season

Fri 23 Sep 2016

The warm spring weather heralds the start of a new patrol season for NSW surf lifesavers as they return to protect beaches across the state this Saturday.

Shark Management An Ongoing Task

Fri 23 Sep 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW has been working closely with the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) over the winter months to help implement the State Government’s multi-million shark management strategy.

Beach Signs Crucial To Public Safety

Fri 23 Sep 2016

In an ongoing effort to reduce the drowning toll, Surf Life Saving NSW has received funding from the Surf Life Saving Australia Beach Drowning Blackspot Reduction Program to use in a variety of innovative projects to further improve public awareness.

Surf Clubs Throw Open Doors

Fri 23 Sep 2016

On Sunday 16 October 89 surf clubs from across NSW will throw open their doors to the public to give an insight into the vital role that the modern day surf lifesaver plays within their community.

Lifesavers Return For New Season

Fri 23 Sep 2016

As NSW slowly emerged from the depths of winter, thousands of patrolling lifesavers from all over the state eagerly anticipated the coming spring when they could once again resume their task of keeping a watchful eye on our beautiful beaches.

Lifeguards Return To NSW Beaches

Fri 23 Sep 2016

Beachgoers looking to take advantage of a warm start to spring will be able to enjoy a swim at a patrolled beach thanks to the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) who will shortly be resuming patrols at beaches around NSW.

Rip Currents, Know Your Limitations

Thu 22 Sep 2016

The dangers of rip currents were brought into stark reality recently when an off-duty surf lifesaver together with a member of the public rescued three women caught in a rip off Cabarita Beach on the NSW Far North Coast.

Narooma Athlete Opens Up On Season Goals

Wed 21 Sep 2016

It is fair to say that last season was a mixed bag for Narooma’s Joe Halsey. The talented beach runner was coming off a triple gold medal effort at the 2015 NSW Country Championships at Mollymook, became a nominee for NSW Surf Sports Athlete of the Year, and also endured a frustrating injury.

Slithering Visitor Sounds Spring Warning

Sat 17 Sep 2016

With a week remaining before the 2016/17patrol season gets underway beachgoers at North Avoca on the state’s Central Coast were greeted by an unexpected visitor on Saturday.

From Scotts Head To Canberra, Lifesavers Win National Award

Fri 16 Sep 2016

Macksville-Scotts Head SLSC were presented with their distinguished National Rescue of the Month award for the May/June period on Thursday at Canberra’s Parliament House.

Women Rescued From Cabarita Beach Rip

Tue 13 Sep 2016

A woman is recovering in hospital, while two others have been given a clean bill of health, after the trio were pulled out of a rip by an off duty surf lifesaver and a member of the public at Cabarita Beach on Tuesday.

Athletes Set For Junior Development Academy

Tue 13 Sep 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the athletes selected for the 2016 Junior Development Academy to be held at Sydney Academy of Sport on Sydney’s Northern Beaches next month.

Lifesavers Sweep Back To School

Fri 9 Sep 2016

Over the next three weekends, surf lifesavers will be going back to school to gain an understanding of the skills required to sweep a surfboat.

North Coast Lifeguards To Be Put Through Paces

Fri 9 Sep 2016

With the school holidays rapidly approaching, Lifeguards from across the NSW North Coast are gearing up for another busy season with their annual proficiency skills testing this weekend.

Lifeguards Gear Up For New Season

Thu 8 Sep 2016

It might say spring on the calendar, but lifeguards operating in the Port Macquarie-Hastings region will get their first taste of summer this weekend when they are put through their paces at their annual proficiency and induction day.