2017 Stramit Country Champs Profile: Lachie Harvey

Tue 31 Jan 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks later this week it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

NSW Surfboat Interstate Team Announced

Tue 31 Jan 2017

Congratulations to the eight crews selected to represent NSW at the 2017 Surfboat Interstate Championships at Shellharbour on Friday 17 February.

2017 Stramit NSW Country Champs Profile: Chad Poland

Mon 30 Jan 2017

With the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships getting underway at South West Rocks later this week it’s time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

Windang Lifesavers Win National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Powerful surf conditions on Boxing Day may have closed their beach but that didn’t stop the dutiful surf lifesavers from Windang SLSC from carrying out a mass rescue that subsequently earned the group the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month award for December.

NSW Surf Lifesavers in Australian Honours List

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Congratulations to all current and past members of Surf Life Saving in NSW who received Australia Day Honours. For many of the recipients it is a fitting public recognition of the significant contributions they have made to Surf Life Saving and their communities.

Profile of the Month – January 2017

Fri 27 Jan 2017

Port Macquarie SLSC brothers Eric and Peter Hammer are young lifesavers on the rise and have already earned the respect of their club for their commitment and maturity beyond their tender years. Eighteen-year-old Eric and 16-year-old Peter will both be competing at the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Championship and are well deserved nominees for Club Member of the Month.

Successful Resus at Mona Vale

Tue 24 Jan 2017

An elderly swimmer is recovering in hospital after members of the public and lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) successfully administered CPR at Mona Vale rock pool on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Water Authorities Stand United In Safety Message Plea

Tue 24 Jan 2017

After a horror holiday period which resulted in the drowning deaths of at least 20 people, water authorities across New South Wales have united to deliver a strong safety message ahead of the Australia Day public holiday.

Helensburgh Lifesavers Achieve National Recognition

Mon 23 Jan 2017

The quick and decisive action of a group of surf lifesavers from Helensburgh-Stanwell Park to rescue a stranded paraglider has been recognised at a national level with the group announced as National Rescue of Month Winner for November.

Fears For Missing Cabarita Swimmer

Sun 22 Jan 2017

A search for a man missing at Cabarita on the state’s Far North Coast has been suspended on Sunday evening after poor light made conditions hazardous for rescuers.

Fisherman Saved By Lifejacket

Sun 22 Jan 2017

A decision to wear a lifejacket on an early morning fishing trip has prevented a man from becoming the latest coastal drowning statistic on the state’s Central Coast on Sunday.

Rock Fisherman Drowns In Tathra Accident

Sat 21 Jan 2017

A man has drowned and four others have been rescued after being washed off the rocks while fishing at Tathra on the state’s Far South Coast on Saturday.

Strong Weekend Surf Expected Along NSW Coast

Fri 20 Jan 2017

Surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology have issued a warning to swimmers, surfers, rock fishers, and boat users to exercise caution while in the water this weekend with deceptively powerful conditions expected along the coast expected from Saturday.

NSW Lifesavers Gunning For Interstate Glory

Thu 19 Jan 2017

It’s been 375 days since the NSW Surf Life Saving Interstate Team last had their hands on the sport’s most prestigious national trophy, and as the team make their final preparations for the 2017 competition there is a sense of quiet optimism in the squad.

Country Champs Countdown Enters Final Fortnight

Mon 16 Jan 2017

With just over a fortnight until the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships gets underway at South West Rocks the club has a simple yet powerful message; we’re ready.

Iron Champ To Pass On Lessons To Next Gen Racers

Fri 13 Jan 2017

He’s been crowned the best Ironman over a series an incredible 9 times over a career already destined to be remembered as one of the greatest we have seen, and now Shannon Eckstein has set his eyes on encouraging the next generation of surf sport athletes.

Crowning Glory As NSW Country Team Seals Title

Wed 11 Jan 2017

A highly successful tour of New Zealand ended in the best possible fashion for the NSW Country Surf Life Saving team who were crowned Trans-Tasman Champions this week sealing their third consecutive title in the process.

Tathra Beach Will Be Patrolled To Summer’s End

Wed 11 Jan 2017

Visitors to Tathra Beach on the state’s Far South Coast will once again be able to enjoy the benefits of a lifeguard patrolled beach on weekdays into February after local businesses united to fund an additional month of patrols for a third straight summer.

Scorching Temperatures Prompt Beach Safety Warnings

Tue 10 Jan 2017

An expected heatwave across much of NSW for at least the next few days as well as the recent spike in drownings over the festive season, has prompted surf lifesavers to issue a stark warning to those heading to the beach. Know how to beat the heat but stay safe at the same time.

Man Stung By Stingray At Byron Bay

Thu 5 Jan 2017

A Byron Bay local is recovering at home after an encounter with a stingray left him with an injured foot on Thursday

Extraction Underway At Crescent Head

Wed 4 Jan 2017

Surf lifesavers are working with lifeguards, police and paramedics in an extraction operation on the NSW Mid North Coast after a wave washed a group of 14 people onto the rocks on Wednesday.

Country Team New Zealand Bound

Wed 4 Jan 2017

Defending champions NSW Country flew out of Australia for New Zealand on Wednesday full of confidence that they can again deliver a strong performance when it matters most as the countdown for the 2017 Trans Tasman Series enters its final days.