Rubber Ducks Race At Mollymook

Mon 15 May 2017

Mollymook SLSC will be hosting its third NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) event in as many years as round two of the NSW IRB Premiership kicks off on Saturday 20 May.

NSW Youth Dominate National Selections

Fri 12 May 2017

An outstanding season by NSW athletes has been capped off with an amazing 16 athletes selected in the Australian Youth Life Saving Team Squad to have the chance to compete at next year’s Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide.

New Directors Join Board of SLSNSW

Tue 9 May 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW has welcomed four new board members who were elected at the annual meeting on 6 May, 2017.

NSW Lifesavers Announced in Australian Squad

Wed 3 May 2017

A total of 16 NSW athletes including an Olympian and five Nutri-Grain Final Series stars have been selected in the Australian Life Saving Team Squad and will have the chance to compete at the 2018 Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide.

Lifesavers Launch Into IRB Season

Mon 1 May 2017

Lifesavers were back on the beach over the weekend to kick off the 2017 IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series at Caves Beach SLSC near Lake Macquarie.

Lifesavers Ready For IRB Season

Wed 26 Apr 2017

It's racing season again as the 2017 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series is set to kick off this weekend at Caves Beach in the Hunter Branch.

Large Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Wed 26 Apr 2017

Strong conditions forecast for the NSW coastline have prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for all beachgoers and rock fishers to exercise caution when entering the water for the remainder of this week.

Surf Lifesavers Prepare To Lower Flags

Wed 19 Apr 2017

Volunteer surf lifesavers will lower the flags on NSW beaches this Tuesday 25 April after an action-packed and demanding season, which began back in September.

Junior Lifesavers Crowned NSW Best

Thu 13 Apr 2017

It’s been a memorable day for two young lifesavers who capped off their Nipper careers in impressive style by winning the Junior Lifesaver of the Year award (JLOTY) in Sydney on Thursday.

Lifesavers Urge Easter Safety

Thu 13 Apr 2017

With most of the state expected to earn a brief respite from the rain and wind over the Easter weekend, volunteer surf lifesavers are gearing up for a busy period on the beach.

Demanding Summer For Lifesavers

Wed 12 Apr 2017

As the patrol season begins to wind down for the 2016/17 season, lifesavers can look back on what has been another busy summer for those tasked with protecting our beaches.

United Front For Water Safety Bodies

Tue 11 Apr 2017

A difficult summer where more than 20 people drowned in lakes, rivers, pools, and the beach prompted an unprecedented show of co-operation between the state’s water safety bodies.

Lifeguards Return For Easter Patrol

Tue 11 Apr 2017

With Easter looming on the horizon, and school holidays commencing this week Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are gearing up for a busy period on beaches across NSW.

Strong Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Mon 10 Apr 2017

Powerful conditions forecast for off the NSW Coastline have 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.

From Rivals To Friends; Surf Sport At Its Best

Fri 7 Apr 2017

There are many benefits to being involved in Surf Life Saving with skills for life and friendship chief among those. An incident at last month’s State Age Championships highlighted an outstanding act of sportsmanship between two rival competitors showcasing the very best of the movement.

Athletes Master Aussies

Fri 31 Mar 2017

The state’s best Masters competitors showed they’ve lost none of their class with an outstanding medal return at the recently completed Australian Surf Life Saving Championships held on the Gold Coast writes Kirstie Holway.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Thu 30 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.

Open Athletes Have Eyes On The Prize

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.

NSW Youth Fire Up At Aussies

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.

Cooks Hill SLSC Receives Rescue Award

Mon 27 Mar 2017

For the second time this season, Cooks Hill SLSC has won the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month award thanks to the efforts of Mark Doherty who rescued a father and his two children at Bar Beach in February.

Masters Set For Aussies Tilt

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.

NSW Youth Primed For Aussies Raid

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.

Lifesavers Return From Kiwi Exchange

Thu 23 Mar 2017

It was a successful trip for a group of dedicated NSW surf lifesavers who have recently returned from a five-day trip across the Tasman as part of the annual Lifesaving Exchange Program with some of New Zealand’s finest lifeguards.

New Life Members Honoured At State Champs

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.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Fri 17 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.

Swansea Belmont Sets Sights On Next Challenge

Fri 17 Mar 2017

As the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships fades into the sunset, the hardworking crew of Swansea Belmont SLSC can pause and reflect on a job well done.

Hunter Athletes Shine At State Champs

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Competitors across the Hunter are basking in the glory of a successful 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships last weekend with the athletes relishing the chance of competing at a major carnival in home waters.

State Champs Sign Off With Super Sunday

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.

Beach Stars Light Up Track

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.

Opens Shine On Day One

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.

Masters Enjoy A Rockin’ Time

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.

Swansea’s Masterplan

Thu 9 Mar 2017

Hosting the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships has stoked the competitive fire of Swansea Belmont and its members with the club hopeful of increased participation particularly in the Masters next season.

Big Medal Haul For Hunter Nippers At Age Champs

Wed 8 Mar 2017

It was a successful weekend for the Hunter’s best Nipper competitors as they braved the conditions at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships held at Blacksmiths Beach, Swansea.

Swansea Primed For Masterclass

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.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

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.

State Age Champs Gets Off To A Flyer

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.

State's Best Youngsters Ready For Championships

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.

Lifesavers Gearing Up For Heatwave

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.

Countdown Begins To NSW Championships

Mon 6 Feb 2017

The countdown to the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships proudly supported by Your local club began in earnest on Monday with the official launch of the state’s biggest surf carnival taking place at Swansea Belmont Surf Life Saving Club.

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.

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.

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.

Profile of the Month: Lee Howes

Tue 20 Dec 2016

Our Profile of the Month for December is Lee Howes from Newcastle SLSC. The talented surf lifesaver wears many hats serving as the Chief Training Officer and Events Coordinator at her club, while also claiming a bag of medals at State, Australian and International level.

Big Summer of Surf Sports

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.

Shark Nets Installed On North Coast Beaches

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.

Water Safety is Everyone’s Priority

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.

Apps At Forefront Of Beach Safety

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.

Lifesavers & Lifeguards Back On Beach for Summer

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.

Strong NSW Team Named For Interstate Champs

Thu 15 Dec 2016

Congratulations to the 24 elite athletes selected to compete for NSW at the 2017 Interstate Championships at Alexandra Headland SLSC on Friday 20 January.

Hunter Strong At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

A talented team of 40 Hunter athletes achieved their highest point score in recent memory last weekend at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships held at The Lakes SLSC, but it wasn’t enough to end their 12-year quest for a podium finish.

Sydney Claim Interbranch Title

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.

Sydney Hold Narrow Lead At Interbranch

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.

State's Best Ready For Interbranch Champs

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.

Life’s A Beach For Talented Runners

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.

Schoolies Urged To Be Beach Safe

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.

Young Lifesavers Learn To Lead

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.

Powerful Surf Expected On NSW Coast

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.

Beach Development Athletes Selected

Wed 23 Nov 2016

Congratulations to the 29 athletes who have been selected for the 2016 Beach Development Clinic.

Lifesavers Swap Patrol Caps For The Classroom

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.

Recent Drownings Highlight Importance Of Lifejackets

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.

Quick Thinking Lifesaver Earns NSW Award

Fri 18 Nov 2016

An off-duty Cooks Hill lifesaver who saved a woman washed off rocks at the northern end of Bar Beach has been recognised with the honour of the NSW Rescue of the Month Award for October.

Landmark Coastal Safety Project Presented to Government

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.

Strong Wind And Big Surf Expected On NSW Coast

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.

Development Networking Program Participants Announced

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.

Be Part of Surf Club Open Day This Sunday

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.

Strong Surf Expected On NSW Coast

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.

Medals Galore For NSW At NZ Champs

Tue 11 Oct 2016

National pride was on the line last weekend as NSW's most gifted Under 18 Pool Rescue athletes battled it out against New Zealand's best surf lifesavers at the 2016 New Zealand Pool Championships.

Lifesavers Reveal Ripping Truth

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.

Young Athletes Put Through Their Paces

Fri 7 Oct 2016

While their peers are relaxing during the school holiday break, a group of the state’s most promising ocean competitors traded books for swimsuits at an intensive camp designed to improve their skills and give an early insight into the life of an elite surf sport athlete.

Young Pool Guns Ready To Take On Kiwis

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.

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.

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.

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.

SLSNSW Congratulates Olympians

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.

Lifesavers Surf Wave of Success

Mon 22 Aug 2016

Surf lifesavers from across the state took advantage of the late winter sunshine to contest the 2016 NSW Board Riding Championships on the Central Coast last weekend.

Board Riders Gear Up For State Glory

Tue 16 Aug 2016

Lifesaving’s best surf board riders will swap patrol uniforms for wetsuits as they take to the waves at Soldiers Beach on the NSW Central Coast from Friday for the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Board Riding Championships.

Caves Beach Member Crowned Top Young Lifesaver

Mon 15 Aug 2016

Dedicated, talented, and passionate, these are just some of the adjectives that could be used to describe young Caves Beach lifesaver Samantha Hallett, who has capped an outstanding summer by being crowned Young Lifesaver of the Year.

NSW Lifesavers Celebrate Successful Season

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.

Skills In The Pool – Big Weekend For NSW Lifesavers

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.

Coastal NSW Set For Powerful Conditions

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.

2016 NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development Team Announced

Thu 28 Jul 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the selections for the 2016 NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development team who will tour New Zealand in October.

NSW Clubs Enjoy National IRB Success

Mon 25 Jul 2016

The 2016 IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) racing season concluded on the weekend at Mollymook Beach in spectacular fashion with a host of NSW clubs enjoying success at the season-ending Australian Titles.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW

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.

NSW IRB Athletes Out To Make Their Mark

Thu 21 Jul 2016

After a winter of thrilling races during the Premiership Series and at the State Championships, IRB crews from all around NSW will be seeking glory when they return to Mollymook SLSC this weekend for the season ending Interstate and Australian Championships.

Byron Lifeguards Issue Warning For Festival Goers

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.

2016 Awards of Excellence Finalists Announced

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.

Powerful Winds And Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Wed 13 Jul 2016

Beaches and exposed rock platforms from the Illawarra to the Queensland Border are likely to experience strong surf conditions for at least the next 48 hours with the deceptively powerful conditions prompting the Bureau of Meteorology and Lifesavers to issue a warning to boaties, surfers, swimmers, and rock fishers.

Rescue Skills On Display At Successful Pool Champs

Mon 11 Jul 2016

There wasn’t a wave in sight, but fast times were certainly on the menu as lifesavers battled it out at a tightly fought Pool Rescue Championships at the Ryde Aquatic and Leisure Centre last weekend.

From The Surf To The Pool – Lifesavers Primed To Make A Splash

Thu 7 Jul 2016

Over 250 of the state’s best surf lifesavers will trade the beach for the pool in Sydney this weekend as they battle for medals and glory at the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Pool Rescue Championships.

Strong Surf Conditions Forecast For NSW Coast

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.

Kiama Downs Break NSW Champs Drought

Tue 5 Jul 2016

A magic weekend of IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) racing at Mollymook has seen Kiama Downs SLSC break its NSW Championship victory drought.

NSW Announce Young IRB Interstate Team

Sun 3 Jul 2016

A strong team of 34 surf lifesavers will be representing NSW at the 2016 IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Interstate Championships at Mollymook later this month.

Mollymook Host State Championships

Mon 27 Jun 2016

For the second consecutive year, Mollymook SLSC will be home to more than 300 surf lifesavers competing in the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Championships on 2-3 July.

Strong Surf Conditions Forecast For Saturday

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.

Kiama Downs Claims IRB Premiership

Tue 21 Jun 2016

It was all smiles for Kiama Downs SLSC on Sunday after dominating the final round of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership and taking the series ahead of Caves Beach and Queenscliff.

Rising Drowning Toll Prompts Safety Plea

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.

Clubbies Make Connections At Development Program

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.

Surf Lifesavers Set To Race In Sydney

Tue 14 Jun 2016

More than 270 surf lifesavers will travel to South Maroubra SLSC this weekend for Round 4 of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership.

Strong Sunday Surf Forecast For NSW

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.

Lifeguards Sign Off On Successful Summer

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Over 300 Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have recently closed the books on another successful patrol season.

Surf Lifesavers Brave Wild Weather

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.

Powerful Surf Expected Along NSW Coast

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.

IRB Racing Hits Port Stephens

Tue 31 May 2016

After almost three years, IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) racing will be back on the beaches of Port Stephens with close to 250 surf lifesavers ready to battle it out this weekend.

26 + Development Program Participants Named

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.

Stockton’s Stocks Rise In IRB Return

Wed 25 May 2016

Among the hive of activity and the whir of motors at the second round of the IRB Premiership at Terrigal last weekend was the red and blue cap of Stockton SLSC, and the Hunter club could be forgiven for thinking they might not make the start line at all.

Dangerous Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

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.

Kiama Downs Takes Control Of IRB Premiership

Mon 23 May 2016

The Central Coast played host to a thrilling Round 2 of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership with Kiama Downs taking the points for the second consecutive round.

Strong NSW Contingent In Aussie Life Saving Team

Fri 20 May 2016

The path to Rescue 2016 became a little clearer for 12 highly talented NSW athletes following confirmation of their selection in the Australian Life Saving Team to contest September’s World Championships.

Lifesavers Involved In Search For Missing Mariner

Wed 18 May 2016

Surf Lifesaving assets are currently involved in a large scale multi-agency search operation near Port Stephens on the NSW Coast after a yacht was found washed up on shore overnight.

Central Coast Welcome IRBs

Tue 17 May 2016

The second 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 an exhilarating two days of racing.

IRB Season Takes Flight

Tue 10 May 2016

The 2016 IRB Premiership Series promises to be another nail-biter with just three points separating the top two clubs after a superb weekend of competition at Caves Beach.

Lifesavers Lower Flags On Patrol Season

Thu 28 Apr 2016

The 2015/16 Patrol Season ended on Monday with lifesavers taking the opportunity to reflect on the season that was.

Aussie Success For NSW Clubbies

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.

NSW Clubbies Give A Master Class

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.

Operations Centre To Be Radio Hub For Shark Surveillance

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.

Medal Glory For NSW At Aussies Youth

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.

NSW Clubbies Out For Aussie Glory

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.

Next Gen Leaders Are Sydney Bound

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.

Little Ripper Opens New Horizons

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.

Lifesavers Urge Caution After Spike In Drownings

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.

Boat Crews Gunning For Beko Crown

Thu 31 Mar 2016

The best crews from around the state are gearing up for a huge day of racing this Saturday at the 2016 Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge.

Lifesavers Learn Kiwi Lessons

Tue 22 Mar 2016

A group of NSW clubbies recently returned from across the ditch after gaining valuable knowledge at the annual lifesaving exchange with some of New Zealand’s finest lifesavers with the trio now inspired to take the lessons learned back to their respective clubs.

Cooks Hill Toast Of Hunter After Age Champs Success

Fri 11 Mar 2016

Cooks Hill has reaffirmed their status as an emerging force at Nippers level after their meteoric rise continued in 2016 with a third place finish in the club championship at Ocean Beach – Umina last week.

Bondi Increase Lead On Masters Day 2

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.

Bondi Build Narrow Lead After Masters Day 1

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.

Successful Weekend For Hunter Lifesavers

Tue 8 Mar 2016

Junior Lifesavers from Cooks Hill and Swansea-Belmont had plenty of reasons to smile at the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships at Ocean Beach – Umina last weekend with the two Hunter clubs both finishing inside the coveted top five.

Manly Crowned Age Champions

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.

YOM Workshop Participants Named

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

Hunter Lifesavers Out For Glory At Age Titles

Mon 29 Feb 2016

Over 200 young lifesavers from the Hunter Branch will be chasing medals and personal bests when the 2016 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships gets underway on the state’s Central Coast later this week.

Lifesavers To Battle For State Honours

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.

JLOTY Finalists Announced

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.

Powerful Surf Forecast For NSW Coastline

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.

Newcastle and Lake Macquarie Community To Host Coastal Forums

Fri 12 Feb 2016

Members from the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie community are encouraged to share their views on coastal safety by attending one of several open forums to be held in the area from this weekend. The public forums are a key part of the state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment Project Blueprint, an unprecedented four year study of the state’s coastline.

Surf Life Saving Backs Lifejackets for Rockfishers

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.

Lifesavers Enjoy Successful Exchange

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.

Clubbie Profile January: Michael Mottley

Fri 29 Jan 2016

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of January is Michael Mottley from Caves Beach SLSC. This dedicated surf lifesaver is the Director of Lifesaving and a Duty Officer for the Hunter Branch and just last night was honoured with an Emergency Management Award by his local electorate, Shortland.

Busy Australia Day For NSW Lifesavers

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.

Historic Deal Puts Surf Clubs On Solid Ground

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.

Be Beach Safe This Australia Day

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.

NSW Pipped At The Post At Interstate

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.

Fisherman Drowns At Catherine Hill Bay

Sat 9 Jan 2016

Efforts to revive a rock fisherman who was washed into the sea near a notorious stretch of coastline at Catherine Hill Bay on Saturday were unsuccessful.

Man Missing At Hawks Nest

Fri 8 Jan 2016

A search for a man who went missing at Hawks Nest in the Great Lakes area on Friday has been suspended for the evening.

Dangerous Surf Warning Issued For NSW Coastline

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.

Lifesavers Ready For New Year’s Festivities

Thu 31 Dec 2015

Beaches across the state will be flying the red and yellow flags tomorrow as volunteer lifesavers prepare to greet 2016.

Lifesavers Dreamin’ Of A Safe Summer

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.

Hot Action In Ocean Thunder Series

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.

Port Stephens Lifeguards Extend Patrol Hours

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are counting down the days until they extend patrolling hours on the scenic beaches of Port Stephens.

Lifeguards Resume Munmorah Patrol

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will shortly be back on duty patrolling Lake Munmorah’s Frazer Park Beach and Magenta Shores Resort ahead of what promises to be a busy summer.

Hunter Branch Push For Podium

Wed 16 Dec 2015

Hunter made their mark at the 2015 Interbranch Championships over the weekend at Cape Hawke on the Lower North Coast, with a host of athletes producing outstanding results.

Report Shows Increased Drownings

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.

Newcastle Inclusion Grant Recipients Named

Mon 30 Nov 2015

Nobbys and Newcastle beaches will aim to become more inclusive environments after a number of local businesses and community groups were announced as recipients of the Surf Life Saving NSW Community Inclusion Small Grant Program on Friday.

Community Inclusion Grant Recipients Named

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.

Club Forum Hailed A Success

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.

Successful Night for NSW Lifesavers

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.

Top Water Athletes Gather In The Tweed

Thu 15 Oct 2015

Over 30 of the state’s top surf sport athletes will be put through their paces in a gruelling three-day program at the Surf Australia High Performance Centre located at Casuarina on the NSW Tweed Coast from Friday.

Lifesavers Gear Up For Hot Weekend

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.

2015 SLSNSW Performance Academy Athletes Selected

Tue 29 Sep 2015

The 2015 SLSNSW Performance Academy, previously known as the High Performance Camp is open to ski, board, swim and pool athletes from U15 to Open's and will be held from 16-18 October 2015 at the elite Surfing Australia High Performance Centre at Casuarina.

Hunter Athletes Strong At Development Camp

Mon 28 Sep 2015

The Surf Life Saving NSW Junior Development Academy Camp, previously known as the Talented Athlete Program is for athletes aged 12-14 across all eleven branches who have demonstrated potential in any of the water disciplines.

Young Athletes Set To Shine

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.

Powerful Swell Expected Along NSW Coast

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.

Are you Up For A Warrior Challenge?

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.

Project Blueprint to Assess Port Stephens

Wed 2 Sep 2015

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project will be based locally in the Port Stephens region from next week as part of four-year research study to help reduce coastal drownings across the state.

Young Nippers Earn Recognition

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Brianna Clarkson (Brunswick), and Reed van Huisstede (Cooks Hill) capped of their Nipper careers in style by winning the title of Junior Lifesavers of the Year and were presented their awards at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Lifesavers Celebrate Night of Nights

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.

Junior Development Academy Athletes Selected

Fri 28 Aug 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW wishes to congratulate the following athletes for their selection in the 2015 Junior Development Academy.

Board Riders Showcase Skills At State Champs

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.

Board Riders To Take on Avoca Beach Surf

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.

NSW Lifesavers Hunting Pool Glory

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Community Urged To Be Beach Safe During Holiday Period

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.

Caves Beach Take Out NSW IRB Championship

Mon 29 Jun 2015

Competitors from Caves Beach were smiling wider than the Hunter River after storming home to claim top honours at the 2015 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships at Mollymook on the weekend.

Vigilance of Lifesavers Reflected in Busy Season

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.

Countdown On For IRB Champs

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.

Mollymook Set For Super State Champs

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.

Strong Swell Expected Along NSW Coast

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.

Kiama Downs Crowned Rubber Ducky Champions

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.

Tight At The Top In Rubber Ducky Premiership Series

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.

Australian Lifeguard Service Closes Books on Beach Season

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.

Lifesavers Test the Waters at Inaugural Leadership Program

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.

Lifesavers Line-Up For Leadership Program

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.

Swell Forecast to Increase Along NSW Coast

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.

Rubber Duckies Head To Terrigal For Racing Double Header

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.

Hazardous Swell Forecast For NSW Coast

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.

Rubber Duckie Racing Heads To Windang

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.

Strong Swell Forecast for NSW 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.

National Volunteer Week: Callan Nickerson

Wed 13 May 2015

Our third National Volunteer Week profile is office bearer Callan Nickerson from Stockton SLSC. The 24 year old has been part of Surf Life Saving for 15 years and is currently the club President of the Hunter club.

Lifesavers Recognised in Volunteer Week

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.

Rubber Duckies Return To Caves Beach For Racing Season Opener

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.

Rough Seas Forecast For NSW Coast

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Hunter’s Big Weekend at Age Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

For most Hunter athletes, Ocean Beach-Umina is just a stroll down the highway, and this short commute worked to their advantage with a number of exceptional performances at the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships.

Hunter Surf Lifesavers Tackle State’s Best

Thu 19 Mar 2015

The first person Lawson Christiansen from Caves Beach Surf Life Saving Club found having been declared the winner of the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Championship U15 boys sprint was teary mum Trish, who knows full well how hard Lawson has worked.

Larry's Watchful Eye

Mon 16 Mar 2015

Whether they’re junior, opens or master athletes battling the wind and waves at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships at Ocean Beach-Umina, a familiar face was out on the water watching their every move.

National Rescue Of The Month Awarded to Lifesavers

Thu 12 Feb 2015

Parliament House turned blue on Thursday after NSW lifesavers were presented with two National Rescue of The Month Awards at a special ceremony held deep within the famous building.

Redhead Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Fri 19 Dec 2014

Lifesavers from Redhead SLSC in the Hunter region have been awarded the National Surf Life Saving Rescue of the Month as well as the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the month for November 2014 after their difficult rescue of two ski paddlers.

Approaching Dangerous Surf Conditions For NSW

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.

Australian Lifeguard Service Prepares For New Season

Thu 28 Aug 2014

More than 100 current and aspiring Lifeguards from eight Council Regions will be put through their paces at the first round of Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) training and proficiency days from Friday 29 to Sunday 31 August 2014.

Hunter Lifesavers Recognised At Surf Life Saving Awards

Sat 16 Aug 2014

A number of Hunter surf lifesavers have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday.

Dangerous Surf Warning For Southern NSW

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.

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest a Quality Club

Fri 27 Jun 2014

Tea Gardens Hawks Nest SLSC has set the benchmark by becoming the first surf club in NSW to be awarded Gold Level Status as part of the Surf Life Saving Quality Club Program.

Rescue of the Month Awarded to Tea Gardens Hawks Nest

Thu 17 Apr 2014

Lifesavers from Tea Gardens-Hawks Nest with the assistance of Fire and Rescue NSW have been awarded the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month for March 2014.

Hunter Masters Show How It's Done at NSW Championships

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.

Hunter Clubs Reign at NSW Surf Life Saving Open Champs

Mon 10 Mar 2014

Surf Life Saving Clubs from the Hunter have shown off their skills at the open competition of the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, supported by ClubsNSW, held at Ocean Beach and Umina from 7-9 March 2014.

Local Clubs in the Hunt for Success

Tue 4 Mar 2014

The NSW Surf Life Saving Age 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, and Hunter athletes took their fair share of the accolades.

Hunter Athletes Make Themselves Known

Mon 16 Dec 2013

In some very testing conditions, Hunter competitors worked hard to secure fourth place at the 2013 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach on the Central Coast.

Surf Life Saving Recognised At NSW Sport Federation Awards

Fri 29 Nov 2013

Surf Life Saving had a strong showing at the 2013 NSW Sports Federation Awards, taking out three categories on Thursday night (28/11/13).

ALS Lifeguards Prepare For New Season

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Up to thirty current and aspiring Lifeguards from Port Stephens and Great Lakes Councils will be put through their paces at the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) training and proficiency day on Saturday 31st August at One Mile Beach.

Hunter Branch Honoured At Surf Life Saving Awards Of Excellence

Wed 7 Aug 2013

Surf Lifesavers from the Hunter and the branch itself have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products in Sydney on Saturday 3rd August.

Hunter Surf Clubs Set Standards For NSW

Fri 5 Jul 2013

Hunter Surf Life Saving is leading by example in NSW with all thirteen Surf Clubs having succeeded in the ambitious task of completing the bronze level status in the Quality Club Program in NSW.

Pittwater Council Renews Lifeguard Contract With ALS

Thu 4 Jul 2013

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its Lifeguarding contract with Pittwater Council for a further five years.

Dangerous Surf Warning

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.

Caves Beach Take Out State Title

Tue 11 Jun 2013

Caves Beach SLSC is the 2013 NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) State Champions.

History On The Line For Locals At NSW IRB Championships

Thu 6 Jun 2013

Defending state champions, Caves Beach SLSC, will have extra motivation to win this weekend’s 2013 NSW IRB Championships at Fingal Beach with the club looking to make IRB racing history.

NSW IRB Premiership Locations Announced

Fri 22 Mar 2013

The 2013 NSW IRB Premiership Series and 2013 IRB State Championships have now been announced.

Redhead on Fire at State Champs

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Redhead SLSC surf athletes showed everyone how it’s done at the 2013 Allphones NSW Opens Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina from 8-10 March.

Dangerous Surf Warning

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.

Beach Alert: Dangerous Surf Conditions

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.