Tue 28 Mar 2017
The wait is nearly over for the best surf sport athletes in NSW as they make their final preparations for the 2017 Australian Championships that get underway on the Gold Coast tomorrow.
Mon 27 Mar 2017
It was a stunning start to the 2017 Australian Championships for the NSW based competitors with the youth athletes returning from Queensland with plenty of medals in their possession.
Mon 27 Mar 2017
Fresh from their success at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships earlier this month, a dedicated contingent of Master competitors will be in action when competition kicks off at the Australian Titles on the Gold Coast from Monday.
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Over 300 of the finest young surf sport athletes from across NSW will be gunning for glory when the National Titles get underway on the Gold Coast from tomorrow.
Wed 22 Mar 2017
It was a day to remember at the recent NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Blacksmiths Beach for a group of distinguished lifesavers who were presented to the wider movement as the latest inductees of the exclusive club of State Life Members.
Thu 16 Mar 2017
While Mollymook and Warilla-Barrack Point both finished inside the top 20 clubs at the NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships held in Blacksmiths Beach last weekend, it was the performance of some of the state’s smallest clubs that hints at an encouraging future for the sport.
Sun 12 Mar 2017
There wasn’t a cloud in the dazzlingly blue sky as the final medals of the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships were decided at Blacksmiths Beach on Sunday.
Sat 11 Mar 2017
A full program of Beach Events and a number of team Water Events headlined a scintillating second day of action at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships at Blacksmiths Beach in Lake Macquarie on Saturday.
Fri 10 Mar 2017
They may have had to wait a few hours for competition to commence, but the Open athletes certainly showed their skills in the surf on an exciting first day of action at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Blacksmiths Beach on Friday.
Thu 9 Mar 2017
Over 2,300 of the state’s finest surf life savers will gather at Blacksmiths Beach in Lake Macquarie tomorrow for their chance to etch their name into the history books as the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships gets underway on Friday.
Thu 9 Mar 2017
Action moved from the sand to the surf on a sensational second and final day of the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships at Blacksmiths Beach on Thursday.
Wed 8 Mar 2017
A small but committed team of Nipper competitors from clubs across the South Coast made the long journey to the 2017 Surf Life Saving NSW Age Championships at Lake Macquarie last weekend where they all performed strongly on surf sport’s biggest stage.
Wed 8 Mar 2017
Past friendships will be renewed and that competitive rivalry which has never quite faded is sure to be on display when the Masters Athletes take Blacksmiths Beach for the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships on Wednesday morning.
Sun 5 Mar 2017
A developing weather system off the NSW Coastline has prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all beachgoers to exercise caution when entering the water over the next few days.
Fri 3 Mar 2017
Manly’s quest for their eighth straight Age Championship got off on the right foot with the Sydney Northern Beach based club surging to a narrow lead on the first day of the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Blacksmiths Beach on Friday.
Tue 28 Feb 2017
Over 2,500 youngsters will be hoping to make their mark at the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships, which gets underway from Friday at Swansea Belmont SLSC, Lake Macquarie.
Fri 10 Feb 2017
Extreme heatwave conditions across much of NSW have volunteer surf lifesavers bracing for what could be one of the busiest weekends of the season.
Sun 5 Feb 2017
The Far North Coast juggernaut from Cudgen Headland SLSC has obliterated the competition at the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships at South West Rocks this weekend.
Sat 4 Feb 2017
More than 1400 surf lifesavers and thousands more spectators and officials took to the water and sand at South West Rocks for Day One of the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.
Wed 1 Feb 2017
The wait is almost over for the 1400 surf lifesavers who will be contesting the 2017 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships which get underway at South West Rocks from this Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon 19 Dec 2016
It’s shaping up to be another busy competition season for our surf sport athletes with a number of exciting events taking place across NSW.
Mon 19 Dec 2016
The NSW Department of Primary Industries has installed shark nets at five locations across the Far North Coast for a six month trial as part of the government’s multi-million dollar commitment to shark management.
Mon 19 Dec 2016
For over 100 years volunteer surf lifesavers have taken pride in their role of keeping beachgoers safe as they enjoy all that our wonderful and diverse beaches have to offer.
Mon 19 Dec 2016
Planning a day at the beach has never been easier and a bunch of new apps means that beachgoers are able to access up-to-the minute weather forecasts, information about surf conditions or find their nearest patrolled beach.
Mon 19 Dec 2016
With holiday time almost here, volunteer surf lifesavers and professional lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service are gearing up for another busy summer watching over our beautiful beaches.
Tue 13 Dec 2016
Solid Performances from South and Far South Coast surf lifesavers at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships on the NSW Central Coast proved that they can more match it with the state’s best and that there are plenty of encouraging signs for the future of surf sport in the region.
Sun 11 Dec 2016
Sydney Branch has won the Interbranch Championships from their fierce rivals Sydney Northern Beaches after a very tense final day of competition at The Lakes SLSC.
Sat 10 Dec 2016
It's just 29 points that separate Sydney and Sydney Northern Beaches heading into the final day of competition of the 2016 Interbranch Championships at The Lakes SLSC.
Fri 9 Dec 2016
Sporting their distinctive red uniform, lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will be hard to miss on beaches across Shoalhaven and the Bega Valley when they resume patrolling duties later this month. However, before they reach that point they will be put through their paces to ensure they enter the summer season in peak physical condition.
Tue 6 Dec 2016
An elite team of representative athletes from all 11 NSW Surf Life Saving Branches will this weekend be fighting for bragging rights at the 2016 Interbranch Championships, which will be held at The Lakes SLSC on NSW’s Central Coast.
Wed 30 Nov 2016
Usain Bolt might be nearing retirement but the journey for the next generation of Australian beach athletes is just beginning as they were put through their paces at a special training clinic in Newport last weekend.
Fri 25 Nov 2016
With New South Wales high school leavers heading off on their schoolie adventures from tomorrow surf lifesavers are issuing a warning to those looking to cool off during the celebrations; alcohol and the ocean are a dangerous combination.
Thu 24 Nov 2016
Two dozen keen young surf lifesavers gathered in Sydney last week for an exciting and innovative program that improves their leadership skills and helped connect them with likeminded peers from around the state.
Thu 24 Nov 2016
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 with deceptively powerful conditions expected along the coast on Thursday afternoon.
Wed 23 Nov 2016
Congratulations to the 29 athletes who have been selected for the 2016 Beach Development Clinic.
Tue 22 Nov 2016
Thousands of NSW country primary school students will this week get a taste of the beach from the perspective of a real lifesaver without having to leave the comfort of their classroom.
Mon 21 Nov 2016
Following the death of two more rock fishers in NSW waters over the last week, surf lifesavers have again issued an appeal to the rock fishing community to always wear a lifejacket when undertaking the popular pastime.
Tue 8 Nov 2016
Project Blueprint, the largest study of beach hazards, rock platforms and risks to the beach-going public ever undertaken in NSW has officially concluded with the presentation of the final reports to the NSW Government in Sydney today.
Mon 31 Oct 2016
A man thought to be in his 50s was unable to be revived after he got into difficulty while scuba diving at Tathra on the State’s Far South Coast on Monday.
Sat 22 Oct 2016
The Bureau of Meteorology have issued a warning to swimmers, surfers, rock fishers, and boaters to exercise caution in the water with dangerous surf conditions expected throughout the weekend.
Thu 20 Oct 2016
Congratulations to the 24 enthusiastic surf lifesavers who have been selected for the 2016 Development Networking Program to be held in Sydney next month.
Wed 12 Oct 2016
This Sunday 16 October, Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state will be inviting the public to take a look inside and see what being part of a surf club is all about.
Wed 12 Oct 2016
Surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology have issued a warning to swimmers, surfers, rock fishers, and boat users to exercise caution in the water with deceptively powerful conditions expected along the coast on Thursday.
Mon 10 Oct 2016
Surf Life Saving has launched a major national awareness campaign to alert the public to the true danger of rip currents.
Wed 5 Oct 2016
After packing the essential swimmers, goggles, training equipment and passports, the NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development team even had room in their luggage for optimism as they gathered at Sydney International Airport on Wednesday morning for their flight to New Zealand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thu 25 Aug 2016
With the games of the 31st Olympiad officially coming to a close in Rio this week, Surf Life Saving NSW would like to acknowledge the efforts of those current and former members of the lifesaving community who took their talents to the world stage.
Mon 15 Aug 2016
It’s been a busy year for Batemans Bay lifesaver Sue Hunt who aside from her club commitments has also juggled the dual responsibilities of Far South Director of Administration and Director of Member Services. She now has one more role to balance; the title of 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Volunteer of the Year.
Sat 13 Aug 2016
Surf lifesavers signed off on the 2015/16 season in style at the annual NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday evening. Over 350 surf lifesavers traded their red and yellow patrol uniforms for formal wear at the glittering celebration which was proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.
Tue 9 Aug 2016
In the final Interstate discipline for 2016 the NSW Pool Rescue Team was unable to halt the Queensland juggernaut on the Gold Coast last weekend finishing the competition with the silver medal.
Thu 4 Aug 2016
The 2017 NSW Country Team has been announced to compete at the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series in New Zealand.
Wed 3 Aug 2016
A developing low pressure system off the NSW Coast has prompted lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning to swimmers, surfers, rock fishers, and boat users with powerful surf and strong winds expected for the remainder of the week.
Sat 23 Jul 2016
Southern facing beaches and exposed rock platforms from the far South Coast through to Seal Rocks on the NSW Mid North Coast have been warned to expect powerful surf conditions tomorrow.
Wed 20 Jul 2016
As thousands of festival revellers from as far away as Southern NSW and Queensland prepare to make their annual pilgrimage to Byron Bay for Splendour In The Grass, the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) and Far North Coast Surf Lifesaving has issued a warning that alcohol, drugs and swimming can be a deadly combination.
Mon 18 Jul 2016
Surf Life Saving NSW is preparing to celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteers at the 2016 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Beaches from the Victorian border through to Port Macquarie are bracing for the arrival of more powerful surf conditions forecast to hit the coast from tomorrow.
Fri 24 Jun 2016
Strong coastal winds forecast for this weekend has prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all coastal water users along the NSW Coast.
Fri 17 Jun 2016
After two rock fishing deaths in the last week alone, and the highest NSW coastal drowning toll in five years, Surf Life Saving, Police, and Marine Rescue NSW are pleading with the public to be vigilant when near the water.
Thu 16 Jun 2016
A group of 14 clubbies from around the state, and new to Surf Life Saving gathered in Sydney during the Long Weekend as part of the second ever Beyond My Club 26+ Development Program.
Tue 14 Jun 2016
Surf Life Saving NSW would like to congratulate a number of current or former members who have been recognised in the 2016 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
Sat 11 Jun 2016
Swimmers, surfers, and rockfishers looking to take a break from the clean-up of last week by hitting the water are urged to be vigilant with powerful surf conditions expected to hit the NSW coastline from tomorrow.
Wed 8 Jun 2016
Over 300 Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have recently closed the books on another successful patrol season.
Wed 8 Jun 2016
It has been another successful summer on patrol for Bega Valley Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) who kept a watchful eye over eight beaches throughout the shire, ensuring that visitors to the Sapphire Coast could safely enjoy their time on the beach.
Sun 5 Jun 2016
Patrol off season for volunteers and state wide beach closures didn't prevent Surf Life Saving from responding to a number of incidents and emergencies across the state on the weekend.
Fri 3 Jun 2016
The first weekend of winter is expected to be a challenging one for swimmers, surfers, boat users, and rock fishers with powerful swells and strong coastal winds prompting the Bureau of Meteorology and Surf Life Saving NSW to issue a warning to beachgoers.
Thu 26 May 2016
Fourteen committed club members from nine branches have been selected to participate in the second ever development program aimed at providing networking opportunities for those aged above 26 and new to the lifesaving family.
Mon 23 May 2016
Surfers, swimmers, and boat skippers looking to make the most of the seemingly endless summer are advised to use caution in the state’s waterways over the next few days with powerful surf conditions forecast from Tuesday.
Thu 28 Apr 2016
The 2015/16 Patrol Season ended on Monday with lifesavers taking the opportunity to reflect on the season that was.
Wed 27 Apr 2016
A golden run at the 2016 Aussies continued for NSW athletes at the recently completed Open Championships on the Sunshine Coast.
Thu 21 Apr 2016
Australia’s domestic airlines might have to start making room in their luggage hold as the state’s finest surf sport athletes wound back the clock with some vintage performances during the 2016 Australian Masters Titles.
Thu 21 Apr 2016
Surf Life Saving NSW is looking forward to taking an active communications role in aerial shark patrols along the NSW coastline after the State Government announced an extension to this service for at least the next 12 months as part of its $16 million Shark Management Strategy earlier this week.
Mon 18 Apr 2016
It’s been a highly successful weekend at The Aussies for teenage competitors from around the state with the large contingent of athletes returning from the Sunshine Coast with 42 medals.
Fri 15 Apr 2016
The theme might be back to the 80s, but a huge contingent of the state’s best lifesavers are out to show the rest of Australia that their 2016 form is pretty good as well when they travel to the Sunshine Coast for this year’s Aussies.
Fri 8 Apr 2016
A group of dedicated young lifesavers will cast aside their school books as they prepare to meet other likeminded people from all around the State for a unique development opportunity on Sydney’s Northern Beaches next week.
Mon 4 Apr 2016
Lifesavers at the recent State Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina were among the first to get a look at the new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that is being hailed as a breakthrough in rescue techniques.
Fri 1 Apr 2016
With just four weekends remaining before the flags come down on beaches around the state at the end of the 2015/16 Patrol Season, volunteer lifesavers have issued a plea for beach users to take their safety seriously after a recent spike in coastal drownings.
Thu 10 Mar 2016
Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club have extended their lead at the top of the club point score ahead of Sydney rivals North Bondi and Queenscliff during an exciting day of teams competition on the second day of the NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships at Ocean Beach – Umina.
Wed 9 Mar 2016
The 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships looks set to go down to the wire with Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club holding a slender lead over reigning champions Queenscliff after an exciting day of competition at Ocean Beach – Umina.
Tue 8 Mar 2016
They might not have won many medals, but the junior lifesavers from southern NSW who made the trip to the 2016 State Surf Age Championships at Ocean Beach – Umina last week brought back plenty of fond memories.
Sun 6 Mar 2016
Manly Lifesaving Club cemented their reputation as one of strongest Nipper clubs in the state after they notched up their seventh consecutive win at the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships finishing ahead of the rival clubs Wanda and Cooks Hill at Ocean-Beach Umina on Sunday.
Wed 2 Mar 2016
Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to announce the 2016 Youth Opportunity Makers (YOM) participants who will travel to Sydney next month to attend this innovative networking opportunity
Mon 29 Feb 2016
A small but committed team of junior lifesavers from the South Coast and Far South Coast Branches are gearing up to take on challenge of the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships which get underway at Ocean Beach – Umina on the state’s Central Coast later this week.
Fri 26 Feb 2016
History, tradition, pride, and mate ship are all values integral to the Lifesaving Championships and all will be on display when the first event of the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships gets underway at Ocean Beach – Umina tomorrow.
Wed 24 Feb 2016
Surf Life Saving NSW would like to congratulate the following young lifesavers who were successful in being named branch winners in the prestigious Junior Lifesaver of the Year awards for 2016.
Tue 16 Feb 2016
Swimmers, surfers, boat users and fishermen heading out on the water this week are advised to be aware of powerful surf conditions right along the NSW coast until at least Friday after an updated forecast prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue an alert.
Wed 10 Feb 2016
No club travelled further for the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships than Pambula SLSC, but the state’s most travelled lifesavers made the most of their time in South West Rocks.
Mon 8 Feb 2016
Surf Life Saving NSW welcomes the announcement by the Minister for Emergency Services David Elliot that legislation will be introduced to make lifejackets compulsory for people fishing from rocks at high-risk locations.
Mon 8 Feb 2016
Byron Bay SLSC has won their sixth straight NSW Country Title by the narrowest of margins over perennial rivals Cudgen Headland after a pulsating Day 2 of competition at the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.
Sat 6 Feb 2016
Byron Bay’s quest to win a sixth straight title won’t be determined until tomorrow after their Branch rivals Cudgen Headland SLSC took the lead on an exciting first day of competition at the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships held at the picturesque South West Rocks.
Tue 2 Feb 2016
Some of the state’s most talented young lifesavers have recently returned from an exciting network and development opportunity held during the recent Australia Day Weekend.
Tue 2 Feb 2016
The wait is almost over for the 1300 surf lifesavers who will be contesting the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships which get underway at South West Rocks from this Saturday.
Thu 28 Jan 2016
It was an Australia Day to celebrate for Surf Lifesavers from Batemans Bay SLSC with the Far South Coast club officially unveiling their revamped clubhouse.
Wed 27 Jan 2016
Our dedicated volunteers were kept busy on Tuesday performing a significant number of rescues as they kept a watchful eye on revellers on the state’s coastline.
Mon 25 Jan 2016
Surf clubs located on Crown land across the state will have fewer hurdles to secure their long-term future after the historic signing of a deal between Surf Life Saving NSW and the State Government.
Fri 22 Jan 2016
Australia Day is one of the busiest days of the year for volunteer surf lifesavers who have a simple message for those heading to the beach or coast to celebrate – please swim between the red and yellow flags.
Thu 14 Jan 2016
The hard work has been done, now it is the competitors' time to shine – that’s the message the organising committee of the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships had at the official launch ceremony held on Thursday.
Mon 11 Jan 2016
There would be no fairy-tale finish for the NSW Interstate Surf Team who despite a strong performance finished second overall at the 2016 Interstate Championships held at Torquay Beach, Victoria last Friday.
Sat 9 Jan 2016
A man is recovering in hospital on Saturday evening after being pulled unconscious from the water at Pambula Beach on the state’s Far South Coast.
Fri 8 Jan 2016
Surf Life Saving NSW is urging beachgoers looking to make the most of a break in the weather to exercise caution this weekend after the Bureau of Meteorology issued a state-wide warning for a strong swell along the coast for Saturday.
Thu 7 Jan 2016
A group of teenage body boarders received a timely reminder about the dangers of swimming at an unpatrolled beach on Thursday after having to be rescued by lifeguards and an off-duty lifesaver when they got into difficulty in a rip at Denhams Beach in the state’s Far South.
Wed 6 Jan 2016
With the festivities of the Christmas and New Year period slowly winding down, excitement continues to build for hundreds of surf lifesavers with the 2016 Stramit Country Championships now only a month away.
Thu 31 Dec 2015
Beaches across the state will be flying the red and yellow flags tomorrow as volunteer lifesavers prepare to greet 2016.
Mon 21 Dec 2015
With Christmas just days away and the school holidays entering its first official week, volunteer lifesavers from around the state are preparing for a busy summer on NSW beaches.
Fri 18 Dec 2015
Sydney’s Dee Why Beach turned it on spectacularly for the second round of the Beko Home Appliances Ocean Thunder Surfboat Series with last Saturday’s race providing challenging conditions for the cream of Australia’s boaties.
Tue 15 Dec 2015
The South and Far South Coast Branch teams showed their true colours over the weekend at Cape Hawke, exceeding expectations at the Surf Life Saving NSW Interbranch Championships.
Mon 14 Dec 2015
Beachgoers around the Bega Shire can enjoy an early start to summer festive season after Council extended their relationship with the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS).
Fri 11 Dec 2015
There has been a timely reminder for people enjoying the state’s diverse coastal environments to heed surf safety messages after the National Coastal Safety Report found that there has been a 21% increase in drownings nation-wide during the 2014-15 year.
Fri 4 Dec 2015
Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers with a Far South Coast lifesaver helping to spread the word to kids in Goulburn.
Tue 1 Dec 2015
It was a milestone start to summer for the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter and its crew as they celebrated five years of flying from the South Coast base of Moruya.
Mon 30 Nov 2015
Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers.
Mon 30 Nov 2015
Pambula and Merimbula beaches on the state’s picturesque Far South Coast are aiming to become more inclusive environments after a number of local businesses and community groups were recently announced as recipients of funding through the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Inclusion Small Grant Program.
Fri 27 Nov 2015
A crowd of more than 60 people representing business groups, disability support services, and the Surf Life Saving community gathered at North Bondi Surf Club on Friday for the announcement of the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Inclusion Small Grant recipients.
Thu 26 Nov 2015
Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s south, the lifeguard class of 2015 will head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.
Mon 9 Nov 2015
Dedicated clubbies from around the state spent the weekend at an innovative forum where they discussed the future of Surf Life Saving and ways they could ensure their clubs are sustainable in the long term.
Mon 26 Oct 2015
The state’s dedicated lifesavers continue to receive recognition at a national level with a number of our members claiming awards at the 2015 SLSA Awards of Excellence at a ceremony in Sydney on Saturday.
Fri 2 Oct 2015
With the mercury set to spike at over 30 degrees for much of this long weekend, lifesavers are urging everyone to safely beat the heat as they prepare for what promises to be a busy time on NSW beaches.
Mon 28 Sep 2015
Distance proved no barrier for a number of emerging surf sport athletes from across the Far South Coast who made the journey to Sydney for a state-wide development camp last week.
Wed 23 Sep 2015
While their peers are enjoying the school holiday break, a group of the state’s most promising ocean competitors will from today trade books for swimsuits at an intensive camp designed to improve their skills and introduce them to the lifestyle of an elite athlete.
Tue 22 Sep 2015
Surf Life Saving NSW urges everyone on the coast including recreational boat, rock fisherman, swimmers and surfers to take care after the Bureau of Meteorology forecast a powerful swell to hit the NSW coastline this week.
Fri 18 Sep 2015
Young Nippers looking to follow in their Ironman heroes’ footsteps have lots of chances to compete in the Medibank Wave Warriors Junior Challenge – a national series designed for youngsters to have fun on the beach and in the surf while also putting their lifesaving skills to the test.
Sat 29 Aug 2015
There wasn’t a rubber duckie in sight as some of the state’s finest surf lifesavers swapped swimmers for formal wear to celebrate the season that was in Sydney on Saturday.
Fri 28 Aug 2015
Surf Life Saving NSW wishes to congratulate the following athletes for their selection in the 2015 Junior Development Academy.
Mon 24 Aug 2015
There were spills, thrills, and mad skills as surf lifesavers from across the state took advantage of the late winter sunshine to contest the NSW Board Riding Championships on the Central Coast last week.
Mon 17 Aug 2015
Lifesavers from around the state will temporarily call the Central Coast home from Thursday when the NSW Board Riding Championships takes place at Avoca Beach.
Tue 4 Aug 2015
The bright-eyed enthusiasm and fearlessness of youth will combine with the experience of old hands this weekend as New South Wales seeks glory at the Interstate Pool Rescue Championships on the Gold Coast.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mon 29 Jun 2015
With the first full week of school holidays getting underway from today, Surf Life Saving NSW is encouraging parents, students, friends and the community in general to be “beach safe” this winter.
Mon 29 Jun 2015
Every weekend from September to April volunteer lifesavers are at work patrolling our beaches. Their vigilance plays an enormous role in keeping people safe along the coastline, and it is a tradition that has lasted for over a century.
Fri 26 Jun 2015
Our Clubbie Profile for the month of June is the Engine Room Girls. These friendly Officials can be found at carnivals recording results and lending a hand where needed. This weekend they will be taking their talents down to Mollymook for the NSW IRB Championships.
Thu 25 Jun 2015
The best inflatable rescue boat (IRB) racers from around NSW will be gunning for state glory when the 2015 IRB Championships get underway at Mollymook this weekend.
Fri 19 Jun 2015
New South Wales’ best Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) crews will be gunning for state glory at Mollymook on the idyllic south coast next week in what promises to be a grand stand conclusion to the winter season.
Thu 18 Jun 2015
Surf Life Saving NSW urges all coastal water users including recreational boat users, rock fisherman, swimmers and surfers to be aware that a dangerous surf warning has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the next two days.
Tue 16 Jun 2015
Kiama Downs have put an exclamation mark on their 2015 Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Winter Premiership campaign by claiming the overall title for a second straight year.
Fri 12 Jun 2015
The 2015 Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series is set for a thrilling conclusion with the overall championship club set to be crowned on Sunday at Kiama Downs on the state’s south coast following two days of intense racing.
Fri 12 Jun 2015
It has been a busy but successful 2014/15 season for lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) as they kept watch on 83 beaches, 2 resorts, and one lake throughout NSW.
Thu 11 Jun 2015
A group of dedicated clubbies from across the state spent the long weekend at the first leadership program for lifesavers aged over 26, held on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.
Fri 5 Jun 2015
While most volunteer lifesavers will be putting their feet up over the long weekend, a group of dedicated clubbies will be learning about leadership at the inaugural development Program for those aged over 26.
Mon 1 Jun 2015
Surf Life Saving NSW is urging coastal water users to be aware that a dangerous surf warning is in place after increasing wind speeds and an off-shore swell expected to last for at least 24 hours prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue an alert.
Fri 29 May 2015
The third round of the Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series heads to Terrigal on the State’s Central Coast this weekend for what promises to be a barnstorming two days of racing.
Mon 25 May 2015
The season-ending presentation nights are one of the key social events on any Surf Life Saving club’s calendar, and one Far South Coast family had an extra reason to celebrate as they reflect on a special season for them and their daughter who has been battling ongoing health issues.
Fri 22 May 2015
The fruits of two-and-a-half years of hard labour were there for everyone to see at the re-opening of the Moruya clubhouse last weekend, and there was even a famous face on hand to witness the celebrations.
Thu 21 May 2015
Surf Life Saving NSW is advising rock fishers, swimmers, surfers, and boaties to be mindful of a strong southerly swell expected along the NSW coastline over the next two days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a dangerous surf warning which will be in effect on Friday 22 May and Saturday 23 May inclusive.
Fri 15 May 2015
Inclement weather may have forced the cancellation of the opening weekend of the 2015 Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series at Caves Beach, but that won’t stop the teams of racers fronting up for the second round at Windang on the Illawarra Coast.
Wed 13 May 2015
Surf Life Saving NSW urges all rock fishers, swimmers, surfers and recreational boat users to be cautious as large swells are expected along the state’s coastline over the next three days. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a dangerous surf warning that will be in effect from Thursday 14 May.
Fri 8 May 2015
National Volunteer Week kicks-off from Monday 11 May, and Surf Life Saving NSW would like to take this opportunity to pay tribute to those who selflessly volunteer their time to protect the community.
Fri 1 May 2015
The sun has barely set on a hugely successful season of summer surf sports, but now attention switches to the opening weekend of the 2015 Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series at Caves Beach, where the best-of-the-best racers will go head-to-head in a pulsating weekend of racing.
Fri 1 May 2015
Surf Life Saving NSW urges all coastal users to take care this weekend after the emergence of a second low pressure system off the NSW coast in as many weeks prompted the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a dangerous surf warning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Fri 20 Mar 2015
Although small in numbers, Far South Coast athletes punched above their weight at the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina, bringing home three medals.
Thu 19 Mar 2015
Lilly Bennett’s first state gold medal in the U15 flag final at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships held at the NSW Central Coast left her grandfather in tears and was a sweet reward at the end of a seven hour drive from Narooma to take on the state's finest.
Fri 6 Feb 2015
A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project heads to Eurobodalla on the NSW Far South Coast next week as part of four-year research study to reduce coastal drownings.
Fri 16 Jan 2015
Eurobodalla Local Government Area (LGA) will be the subject of a state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment, commencing in January 2014 with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.
Thu 15 Jan 2015
A dedicated group of local businesses have bonded together to raise funds to extend the lifeguard patrolling service at Tathra Beach through to the end of February.
Tue 13 Jan 2015
The wait is almost over for the nearly 1200 athletes, parents, supporters and officials who will make the journey to Mollymook for the 2015 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships.
Mon 10 Nov 2014
Regional athletes and coaches from the South Coast will get the opportunity to learn from the best during the Coaching the Coast Clinic, to be held at Mollymook SLSC on 29 & 30 November 2014.
Mon 13 Oct 2014
Surf Life Saving NSW is warning of rapidly increasing dangerous surf condition to affect the NSW Coast over the next two days.
Fri 22 Aug 2014
Surf Life Saving NSW has partnered with the North Coast Academy of Sport to ensure more athletes from regional NSW are exposed to leading development pathways and training methods.
Mon 11 Aug 2014
Due to continuing southerly swell conditions, Surf Life Saving NSW is extending a dangerous surf warning for the NSW Victorian border to Seal Rocks.
Mon 2 Jun 2014
Surf Life Saving NSW Life Member Arthur Bunt B.E.M (British Empire Medal), of Moruya SLSC on the Far South Coast has sadly passed away aged 93.
Mon 26 May 2014
The finals for Round 2 of the 2014 NSW IRB Premiership Series were postponed over the weekend due to dangerous surf at Batemans Bay.
Mon 5 May 2014
The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 life-guarding season which saw more than 160,000 people visit the eight ALS patrolled beaches in Bega Valley Shire Council.
Thu 3 Apr 2014
Surf Life Saving resources are continuing to help Police search for a missing swimmer at Tathra, who was possibly attacked by a shark this morning before 9am.
Mon 17 Mar 2014
The NSW Surf Life Saving Masters Championships supported by ClubsNSW and staged at Umina and Ocean beaches on the Central Coast over the weekend produced another batch of team and individual state champions aged over thirty.
Mon 20 Jan 2014
Athletes from the Far South Coast made a solid impression at the 2014 Stramit NSW Country Championships held at Mollymook Beach from 17-19 January.
Fri 10 Jan 2014
The 2014 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships is set to kick off next Friday at the new venue of Mollymook Beach on the state’s South Coast.
Thu 9 Jan 2014
A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project begins next week in the Bega Valley Local Government Area (LGA) with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.
Mon 16 Dec 2013
The Far South Coast branch is starting to build momentum in Surf Sports, with the team fielding the largest ever squad for last weekend’s Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast.
Thu 5 Dec 2013
After winning the NSW Youth Volunteer of the Year for the Sydney City/East region, Trent Thomas of Maroubra SLSC has gone on to take out the 2013 Youth Volunteer of the Year at State level.
Mon 25 Nov 2013
Over 30 regional athletes and coaches from the south coast got the opportunity to learn from the best at last weekend’s Coaching the Coast Clinic at Broulee Surfers SLSC.
Fri 22 Nov 2013
A man has been rescued almost 200m off Lighthouse Beach at Ballina after getting into difficulty in the surf with his son late on Thursday afternoon.
Wed 13 Nov 2013
The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its lifeguarding contract with Bega Valley Shire Council for a further three years.
Fri 4 Oct 2013
Three staff members at Merimbula RSL Club have reinforced the importance of regular First Aid training after successfully resuscitating a female patron just five days after completing a refresher Apply First Aid course with Pambula SLSC.
Thu 20 Jun 2013
When Kristy Dale arrived at Woolworths Culburra to begin her shift as Assistant Store Manager on 3 June 2013, she had no idea she would end up saving someone’s life.
Fri 14 Jun 2013
Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as dangerous conditions are expected Friday through to Monday.
Mon 15 Apr 2013
The Bureau of Meteorology is forecasting Dangerous Surf Conditions along the southern NSW coastline this afternoon, continuing through Tuesday, with an easterly swell of 2.5 metres and a 12 second period.
Tue 12 Mar 2013
Far South Coast Surf Life Saving has welcomed the decision by the Eurobodalla Shire Council to build emergency access onto North Broulee Beach.
Wed 9 Jan 2013
On Tuesday 8 January, 2013 the NSW Rural Fire Service issued a Catastrophic Fire Warning for the Illawarra, Shoalhaven and South Coast regions.
Fri 21 Dec 2012
Broulee Surfers Lifesavers Billy Hughes-Tweedie and Ben McKay have received the SLSNSW Rescue of the Month for saving two people from dangerous surf.
Fri 5 Oct 2012
Surf Life Saving NSW is advising rock fishermen to avoid the open coastline, as dangerous ocean conditions are expected this weekend.
Thu 6 Sep 2012
Surf Life Saving Far South Coast congratulates Eurobodalla Shire Council on implementing new beach safety signage at every beach in the shire.
Fri 20 Jul 2012
Surf Life Saving is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to take extreme caution as dangerous ocean conditions are expected across much of the NSW coast from Saturday 21 July – Tuesday 24 July 2012.