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.

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.

Solid Return For Northern Lifesavers

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Competitors from across the Far North and North Coast Branches enjoyed a successful time at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships held at Blacksmiths Beach last weekend returning with a number of medals and enhanced reputations.

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.

Open Athletes Eye Off State Glory

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.

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.

Northern Nippers Shine At State Champs

Wed 8 Mar 2017

It’s shaping up to be an exciting future for Surf Sports in Northern NSW with plenty of encouraging results from the young surf lifesavers who made the journey to Blacksmiths Beach in Lake Macquarie for the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships last weekend.

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.

Cudgen Headland Whitewash at Country Champs

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.

Country Champs Kicks Off

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.

Athletes Eager For Country Champs

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.

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.

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.

North Coast Athletes Impress At Interbranch

Tue 13 Dec 2016

Representative surf athletes from the North Coast and Far North Coast teams enjoyed a bright start to summer over the weekend as they showcased their skills at the 2016 NSW Interbranch Championships held at The Lakes SLSC on the NSW Central Coast.

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.

Lifesavers Sign Off On Beach To Bush

Mon 5 Dec 2016

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with another 6,000 country students taking part in a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers.

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.

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.

Northern NSW Lifeguards Prepared For Testing Summer

Fri 18 Nov 2016

Beachgoers across the Far North Coast can be confident that the men and women from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) charged with keeping them safe over summer will be in top condition when they hit the beach for the peak patrolling season beginning next month.

Talented Water Athletes Put Through Paces

Tue 15 Nov 2016

With summer just around the corner a group of 28 of the state’s emerging water athletes ramped up their preparation for the new season at the 2016 Senior Performance Academy last weekend.

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.

NSW Lifesavers Recognised at National Awards

Sun 23 Oct 2016

The state’s dedicated volunteers continue to receive recognition at a national level with a number NSW surf lifesavers winning awards at the 2016 SLSA Awards of Excellence in Sydney on Saturday.

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.

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.

Lifeguards Return To NSW Beaches

Fri 23 Sep 2016

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

Rip Currents, Know Your Limitations

Thu 22 Sep 2016

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

Athletes Set For Junior Development Academy

Tue 13 Sep 2016

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

Lifesavers Sweep Back To School

Fri 9 Sep 2016

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

North Coast Lifeguards To Be Put Through Paces

Fri 9 Sep 2016

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

Profile of the Month: Mitanne Doughney

Wed 31 Aug 2016

Our Profile of the Month for August is Mitanne Doughney from Red Rock-Corindi SLSC. The President and Club Captain has been involved with Surf Life Saving for 20 years, and is passionate about developing her club into the future.

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.

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.

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.

2017 NSW Country Team Announced

Thu 4 Aug 2016

The 2017 NSW Country Team has been announced to compete at the Trans-Tasman Tri-Series in New Zealand.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Search For Missing Fisher

Thu 16 Jun 2016

Surf Lifesavers are assisting in a multi-agency search operation for a fisherman in his 20s feared missing at Red Rock, north of Coffs Harbour on Thursday.

Lifesavers Honoured in Queen’s Birthday Awards

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.

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.

Clarence Valley Lifeguards Sign Off Summer Patrol

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have signed off after another busy summer patrolling the beaches of The Clarence.

Busy Summer For North Coast Lifeguards

Wed 8 Jun 2016

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) charged with patrolling beaches across the Bellingen, Nambucca and Kempsey area have closed the books on another productive summer.

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.

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.

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.

Coffs Harbour Clubbies Honoured For Rescue Efforts

Fri 22 Apr 2016

A group of surf lifesavers from Coffs Harbour involved in the attempted rescue and resuscitation of two swimmers off North Wall Beach in the state’s north have been recognised for their efforts with the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month award for March 2016.

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.

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.

Five Minutes With…Joanna Charles

Thu 10 Mar 2016

Byron Bay’s Joanna Charles will enter the NSW Surf Life State Championships full of confidence after a strong performance at the recent Country Championships at South West Rocks where she finished with 4 individual medals including 3 gold.

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.

Coffs Harbour Fly The Flag For Northern Lifesavers

Tue 8 Mar 2016

North Coast powerhouses Coffs Harbour SLSC were the best performing club from Northern NSW during the 2016 State Surf Life Saving Age Championships held at Ocean Beach – Umina on the Central Coast last weekend.

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

North Coast Lifesavers Preparing For State Champs

Mon 29 Feb 2016

A small but dedicated group of junior lifesavers from across the North Coast are preparing to put their skills to the test at the NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships which get underway at Ocean Beach-Umina 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.

Woolgoolga Rookie Bursts Onto Scene

Thu 11 Feb 2016

It wasn’t Beijing’s Bird’s Nest and he might not be Usain Bolt but Woolgoolga teenager Reilly Dalton certainly made a big impact at the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships claiming two individual beach medals.

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.

Byron Bay Defend Country Title

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.

Narrow Lead For Cudgen Headland After Day 1

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.

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.

Lifesavers Prepare For Country Champs

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.

Country Champs Profile: Lachlan O’Reilly

Sun 31 Jan 2016

With the countdown to the 2016 Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships reaching single figures, it is time to get to know the athletes looking to write their name into the annals of the history of this longstanding and popular event.

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.

Stramit NSW Country Surf Life Saving Championships Launched

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.

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.

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.

Country Champs Countdown Enters Final Month

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.

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.

Clarence Valley Lifeguards Resume Summer Patrol

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Clarence Valley lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) are counting down the days until they return to the beaches ahead of what many are anticipating will be a busy summer.

Lifeguards Predict Busy Summer

Thu 17 Dec 2015

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will shortly be resuming patrol at beaches across the North and Mid North Coast ahead of what is anticipated to be a busy summer.

Encouraging Signs For North Coast

Tue 15 Dec 2015

It has been described as one of their best performances at Interbranch level in recent years, and now North Coast surf athletes are keen to ride this sense of optimism into what promises to be a highly competitive season.

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.

Woolgoolga Lifesavers Spread Surf Safety Message

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with two volunteer lifesavers from Woolgoolga helping to spread the surf safety message to hundreds of country kids.

North Coast Lifeguards Head Back to School

Tue 24 Nov 2015

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s north, the lifeguard class of 2015 had to head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

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.

Clubbie Profile October: Les Pepper

Fri 30 Oct 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of October is Les Pepper from Woolgoolga SLSC. Les has been a surf lifesaver for almost 30 years and the President of the club for more than 15 years. Les recently received Life Membership of the North Coast Branch.

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.

North Coast Youngsters Shine at Development Camp

Mon 28 Sep 2015

The North Coast Branch is in safe hands this season with four of their athletes taking time out of their school holidays to polish up on their surf sports skills.

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.

Lifeguards Gear Up For New Season

Thu 10 Sep 2015

The new Surf Life Saving NSW Northern Operations Centre at Port Macquarie will be put through its paces on Friday as Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) Supervisors from around the state gather for the 2015/16 pre-season induction.

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.

Statement Regarding New Surveillance Strategy

Fri 14 Aug 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW welcomes today’s announcement by the State Government of increased surveillance and tagging technology along the Northern NSW Coastline.

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.

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.

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.

North Coast Swimmers Urged To Exercise Caution

Thu 2 Jul 2015

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

Surf Life Saving Welcomes Rock Fishing Coronial Recommendations

Thu 2 Jul 2015

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Strong Showing From North Coast At Age Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

Athletes from the North Coast branch came from the weekend’s NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships with a swag-full of medals.

Sawtell Relay Girls Shine For North Coast At Open Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

A small but dedicated group of life savers from the North Coast travelled to the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina on the state’s Central Coast.

Sawtell Pair Blitz Country Champs

Thu 22 Jan 2015

Winning an event at the 2015 Stramit Country SLS NSW Championships is one achievement; taking out more than 10 races is astonishing.

Country Champs Countdown: 3 Days To Go

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.

North Coast Brothers Make it a Family Affair

Wed 17 Dec 2014

Having one child on a representative team is fantastic, two certainly gives cause to smile, but imagine having four.

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.

Clubbie Profile September: Leanne James

Thu 25 Sep 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for September 2014 is Leanne James from Sawtell SLSC, who has been named the first female President in the history of the club.

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.

North Coast Academy Program To Help Develop Regional Surf Sports Athletes

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.

Bellingen Shire Council Renews Lifeguarding Contract With ALS

Fri 15 Aug 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has successfully renewed its lifeguarding contract with Bellingen Shire Council for another two years with the option of five.

Blueprint to Help Cut Drownings Across North and Far North Coast

Tue 8 Jul 2014

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project has commenced on the North and Far North Coast with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Busy Lifeguarding Season For Clarence Valley

Wed 21 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 lifeguarding season which saw more than 123,000 people visit the seven ALS patrolled beaches in the Clarence Valley Shire.

Busy Season For Nambucca Lifeguards

Tue 6 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 life-guarding season which saw more than 36,000 people visit the three ALS patrolled beaches in Nambucca Shire Council.

Age Is No Barrier For North Coast's Surf Sports Stars

Mon 10 Mar 2014

The 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Opens Championships supported by ClubsNSW concluded on Sunday in brilliant fashion with a raft of finals across multiple disciplines including the Ironperson, Ski, Board, Surf Boat Rowing, Swim and Beach Flags.

North Coast Athletes Dominate at Country Champs

Mon 20 Jan 2014

Surf Life Saving athletes from the North Coast made a solid impression at the 2014 Stramit NSW Country Championships held at Mollymook Beach from January 17-19.

Lifeguards Perform Mass Rescue At Scotts Head

Fri 17 Jan 2014

Six teenagers have been rescued by Lifeguards in dramatic circumstances at Scotts Head.

Stramit Country Championships To Start Next Week

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.

North Coast Take on Best of the Best

Mon 16 Dec 2013

The North Coast has done their Branch proud at the 2013 NSW Surf Life Saving Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach SLSC on the Central Coast.

Nambucca Council Renews Lifeguarding Contract With ALS

Fri 25 Oct 2013

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

Dangerous Surf Warning

Tue 2 Jul 2013

Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as dangerous conditions are expected Tuesday and Wednesday on the North Coast of NSW.

Surf Safety Message Reaching New Audiences

Thu 13 Jun 2013

Families from many different backgrounds came together over the weekend for Surf Life Saving NSW’s Family Surf Safety Day in Woolgoolga.

SLSNSW Rescue of the Month

Fri 23 Nov 2012

The SLSNSW Rescue of the Month for October 2012 has been awarded to Anika Morgan from Woolgoolga Surf Life Saving Club.

Four Koreans Saved from Drowning at Coffs

Thu 18 Oct 2012

Two young surf lifesavers are heroes after saving four Korean men from drowning in a rip current at Woolgoolga yesterday.