Priceless Experience For Returning Pool Juniors

Thu 19 Oct 2017

Earlier this week, the NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development team returned from their foray across the Tasman with plenty of stories to tell and a renewed appreciation for the challenges of taking their sporting performances to the next level.

Emerging Athletes Put Through Paces

Thu 12 Oct 2017

While their peers relaxed during the final weekend of the October school holidays, a group of the state’s most promising ocean competitors traded books for swimsuits at an intensive camp designed to improve their skills while giving them an early insight into the reality of life for an elite surf sport athlete.

Young Pool Guns Gear Up For NZ Tour

Thu 12 Oct 2017

After packing the essentials of 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 for their flight to New Zealand.

Surf Clubs Gearing Up For Annual Open Day

Tue 10 Oct 2017

Surf Life Saving Clubs across the state are busy putting the final touches on their 2017 Open Day program which takes place this Sunday 15 October.

Development Network Program Participants Named

Wed 4 Oct 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the selection of participants for the 2017 Development Network Program.

Lifesavers Push Beach Safety This Long Weekend

Fri 29 Sep 2017

As an expected influx of crowds prepare to descend on beaches across the state this long weekend, lifesavers have issued a warning encouraging those looking to make the most of their break to enjoy the ocean safely.

Board Riders All Class At State Champs

Tue 12 Sep 2017

Mother Nature didn’t always co-operate but that didn’t stop the 100 competitors who braved the surf at the NSW Board Riding Championships last weekend from making the most of the challenging conditions as they eyed off state glory.

NSW Stars Named In Strong Aussie Squad

Tue 12 Sep 2017

The state’s top surf sport athletes continue to earn national recognition with six NSW based athletes named in the Australian team that will contest the International Surf Rescue Challenge later this year.

Large and Powerful Weekend Swell Predicted

Fri 8 Sep 2017

Spring has arrived but surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology are urging rock fishers, swimmers, surfers, and recreational boat users to be cautious as they hit the beach this weekend.

Board Riders Prepare For State Champs

Thu 7 Sep 2017

Lifesaving’s best surf board riders will swap patrol uniforms for wetsuits when they take to Birubi Point’s famous break for their shot at glory when the 2017 Surf Life Saving State Board Riding Championships get underway tomorrow.

Hazardous Surf Warning for NSW Waters

Wed 30 Aug 2017

Rock fishers, swimmers, surfers, and recreational boat users are being urged to be cautious in and around the water as a forecast for hazardous conditions on Thursday has been issued by the Bureau of Meteorology.

Junior Development Athletes Named

Tue 29 Aug 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the participants for the 2017 Junior Development Academy Program.

Hazardous Surf For NSW Coast

Sun 27 Aug 2017

Rock fishers, swimmers, surfers, and recreational boat users are being urged to exercise caution in the water as a forecast of hazardous conditions from late Sunday evening prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning to beachgoers.

Hazardous Surf Forecast For NSW Waters

Fri 18 Aug 2017

Rock fishers, swimmers, surfers, and recreational boat users are being urged to exercise caution in the water this weekend as the forecast of hazardous conditions prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning to beachgoers.

Lifesavers Show Class In Pool

Fri 11 Aug 2017

It was a successful return from the state’s top pool rescue athletes as they dove into the Australian Pool Rescue Championships held in Adelaide last weekend.

Lara’s Crowning Night

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Although it was the uniform that attracted her in the beginning, passion made her stay, which proved to be a fruitful decision for the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saver of the Year Lara Boyle.

Narrabeen Beach Member Receives Lifesaving Award

Wed 9 Aug 2017

After winning the prestigious award of Male Junior Lifesaver of the Year earlier this season, Narrabeen Nipper Elliot Prasad was able to enjoy acknowledgment in front of his peers at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence in Sydney last Saturday night.

Life’s A Beach For Newport’s Lynch

Wed 9 Aug 2017

A scintillating season on the beach where he achieved success both at home and abroad has propelled Newport’s Jake Lynch to the honour of Surf Sport Athlete of the Year at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence held in Sydney last weekend.

Freshwater First-Aiders Named Top Team

Wed 9 Aug 2017

It’s been a successful season for Freshwater Surf Life Saving Open First Aid team of Kelly Dobrow and Cheryl White whose undefeated campaign helped them to the Team of the Year award at the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Mona Vale’s Super Initiative

Wed 9 Aug 2017

Mona Vale’s desire to create competitive opportunities for children living with disabilities has been formally recognised at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence with the honour of Initiative of the Year.

Lifesavers Scrub Up For Awards of Excellence

Sat 5 Aug 2017

Over 300 of the state’s finest surf lifesavers took time out away from the ocean on Saturday night to celebrate a successful season at a glittering ceremony in Sydney.

NSW Lifesavers Eye National Glory

Thu 3 Aug 2017

It’s expected to be a busy weekend of competition for the large contingent of NSW athletes who have their sights on success as they compete at the Australian Pool Rescue Championships in Adelaide from Friday.

NSW Youngsters Selected To Compete In NZ

Fri 28 Jul 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the selections for the 2017 NSW U18 Pool Rescue Development team who will tour New Zealand in October.

Wintry Swell To Make Presence Felt

Fri 21 Jul 2017

Rock fishers, swimmers, surfers, and recreational boat users are being urged to exercise caution in the water as the forecast of large surf conditions from Saturday prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning about the hazardous conditions.

Finalists Announced For SLSNSW Awards

Wed 19 Jul 2017

It’s almost time to celebrate the commitment and heroic actions of the season’s most outstanding volunteer surf lifesavers at the 2017 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence, proudly presented by Stramit Building Products.

NSW Announces Pool Rescue Team

Wed 19 Jul 2017

The state’s best pool rescue swimmers have been selected to compete at the 2017 Interstate Pool Rescue Championships in Adelaide next month.

Lifesavers Shine At National IRB Championships

Tue 18 Jul 2017

NSW surf lifesavers showed they have the skill to challenge the country’s best after coming away with impressive results at the Interstate and Australian IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Championships at Cudgen Headland SLSC on the state’s Far North Coast last weekend.

NSW Lifesavers Race Against Country's Best

Thu 13 Jul 2017

After a thrilling conclusion to the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) season, crews have been preparing to take on the nation’s fastest surf lifesavers at the 2017 Interstate and Australian IRB Championships starting Friday on the NSW Far North Coast.

Surf Life Saving NSW Appoints Steven Pearce As New CEO

Tue 11 Jul 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced emergency services professional Steven Pearce as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Lifesavers Primed To Make A Splash

Wed 5 Jul 2017

Close to 350 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 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Pool Rescue Championships.

Kiama Downs Crowned Champions

Mon 3 Jul 2017

Kiama Downs SLSC has put on a dominant display to claim their second NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Championship in a row at South West Rocks SLSC over the weekend.

Powerful Weekend Surf Conditions Forecast For NSW

Fri 30 Jun 2017

Rock fishers, swimmers, surfers, and recreational boat users are being urged to exercise caution this weekend with the forecast of large surf conditions prompting surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning.

Lifesavers Prepare For NSW Championships

Mon 26 Jun 2017

The curtain will fall on the NSW IRB racing season this weekend when the best from around the state travel to South West Rocks for what is set to be a gruelling weekend of IRB racing at the NSW Championships.

Newport Lifesavers Set For Foreign Adventure

Thu 22 Jun 2017

They won’t be on the beach but two surf lifesavers will be using the skills of and knowledge of a lifetime spent around the beach when they travel to East Timor next month on what promises to be a very special trip.

Kiama Downs Make It Six Straight

Mon 19 Jun 2017

It was a case of six of the best for Kiama Downs as the South Coast club powered home to claim their sixth consecutive NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership Series last weekend.

NSW Names Rubber Ducky Team

Fri 16 Jun 2017

There’s no question that speed will be the aim of the game when NSW surf lifesavers takes to the ocean at the Interstate Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Championships at Cudgen Headland SLSC next month.

IRB Premiership Series Set For Big Finale

Tue 13 Jun 2017

As the final round of the NSW Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) Premiership Series heads to Cape Hawke SLSC this weekend the overall title is set for its closest finish in recent years with just two points separating first and second in the standings.

IRB Season Heats Up

Mon 5 Jun 2017

An exciting finish to the 2017 IRB Premiership Series looms after another strong weekend of rubber ducky racing at Ocean Beach SLSC on the state’s Central Coast.

Kaz Makes Her Marks

Thu 1 Jun 2017

Inflatable Rescue Boat (IRB) racing has been part of the surf lifesaving sport calendar for decades, but this weekend is extra special for one Sydney Northern Beaches surf lifesaver.

Strong Surf Forecast For NSW Coast

Tue 30 May 2017

Powerful conditions forecast for NSW waters from tomorrow have prompted surf lifesavers and the Bureau of Meteorology to issue a warning for those farewelling the last of the autumn sun to be careful when participating in any water based activity.

Pressure On IRB Athletes To Impress

Tue 30 May 2017

This weekend's round of the NSW IRB Premiership will be the last chance for surf lifesavers to cement their position in the 2017 NSW IRB Interstate and Development Teams. are chosen to compete at Cudgen Headland SLSC on 14 July.

Big Weekend Set For IRBs

Tue 30 May 2017

After hosting the NSW Surf Life Saving Championships for four years, Ocean Beach SLSC will welcome a very different, high-octane event this weekend. The Central Coast club is the venue for Round 3 of the NSW IRB (Inflatable Rescue Boat) Premiership.

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.

Profile of the Month: Tammy Cook

Fri 28 Apr 2017

Our Profile of the Month for April is Tammy Cook from Narrabeen Beach SLSC. Tammy is one of the coordinators of the highly successful ‘Narra Water Rats’ Youth Development Program and just this season celebrated 10 years as a surf lifesaver.

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.

Vale Bill Goodman OAM

Tue 18 Apr 2017

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the recent passing of Life Member, Order of Australia Medal recipient, and Collaroy identity Mr William ‘Bill’ Goodman.

Man Drowns At Palm Beach

Fri 14 Apr 2017

Despite the best efforts of surf lifesavers, police, and paramedics a man was unable to be revived after being pulled from the surf at Palm Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Friday.

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.

Mona Vale Swimmers Rescued

Tue 11 Apr 2017

Three early morning swimmers got a timely reminder of the danger of rip currents after getting into difficulty and requiring rescuing at Mona Vale Beach on Tuesday.

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.

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.

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.

Sydney Rivalry Ramps Up At Swansea

Thu 16 Mar 2017

Sydney clubs certainly made their presence felt with some exceptional performances at the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships held at Blacksmiths Beach last weekend.

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.

Sydney Nippers Shine At State

Wed 8 Mar 2017

Junior lifesavers from across Sydney enjoyed a highly successful return from the 2017 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships held at Blacksmiths Beach in Lake Macquarie 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.

NSW Surfboat Interstate Team Announced

Tue 31 Jan 2017

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

Successful Resus at Mona Vale

Tue 24 Jan 2017

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

Water Authorities Stand United In Safety Message Plea

Tue 24 Jan 2017

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

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.

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.

Sydney Crowned Interbranch Champions

Wed 14 Dec 2016

Sydney has regained the NSW Interbranch Title ending the two-year stranglehold of fierce rivals Sydney Northern Beaches in the process finishing with just a 16 point buffer at The Lakes SLSC on the Central Coast last weekend.

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.

Nauru Lifeguards Making Their Mark

Sat 3 Dec 2016

It’s a long way from Nauru to Bondi Beach; over 4000 kilometres as the crow flies, but over the last fortnight a team of lifeguards from the tiny island nation have been in NSW perfecting their skills in an historic visit.

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.

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.

Vale Ken Leonard

Mon 31 Oct 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the passing of State Life Member and former Sydney Northern Beaches stalwart Ken Leonard over the weekend.

Worth his Weight In Gold

Fri 28 Oct 2016

Surf Life Saving NSW is saddened to hear of the passing of Life Member and North Narrabeen identity William “Billy” Worth OAM earlier this week following a period of ill-health.

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.

Athletes Ready For Performance Academy

Wed 19 Oct 2016

Congratulations to the 29 athletes who have been selected for the 2016 Senior Performance Academy to be held next month at the Sydney Academy of Sport.

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.

Man Drowns At Freshwater Rock Pool

Sun 25 Sep 2016

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

Excitement Builds As Lifesavers Return For New Season

Fri 23 Sep 2016

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

Shark Management An Ongoing Task

Fri 23 Sep 2016

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

Beach Signs Crucial To Public Safety

Fri 23 Sep 2016

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

Surf Clubs Throw Open Doors

Fri 23 Sep 2016

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

Lifesavers Return For New Season

Fri 23 Sep 2016

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

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.

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.

Governor-General Presents National Award To Lifesavers

Thu 25 Aug 2016

Surf Lifesavers from Manly, North Steyne and North Bondi Surf Clubs were today recognised for their rescue efforts receiving the prestigious National Rescue of the Month award.

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.

Palm Beach Legend Earns Top Coaching Gong

Mon 15 Aug 2016

A team’s culture can often make that minute difference between winning and losing. Few have done more to shape the culture of his charges than Peter Spence from Palm Beach.

Avalon Beach Recognised For Youth Initiative

Mon 15 Aug 2016

An innovative program at Avalon Beach designed to retain the interest of young club members as has earned widespread acclaim after being announced as the 2016 Initiative of the Year at the NSW Surf Life Saving Awards of Excellence.

Narrabeen Nipper Named Top Junior Lifesaver

Mon 15 Aug 2016

The love of the beach and ocean has been a constant theme in the household of Ella Cook, so, it was only natural that she would find her to Narrabeen Beach Nippers at the tender age of six.

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.

Surf Life Saving Remembers A Legend

Fri 12 Aug 2016

The sad passing of Midget Farrelly was a shock for many people in the surf community.

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.

2016 NSW Pool Rescue Team Announced

Thu 21 Jul 2016

Congratulations and best of luck to all members selected in the 2016 SLSNSW Pool Interstate Team to compete at the Surf Life Saving Interstate Pool Rescue Championships from 5-7 August.

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.

Lifejacket Saves Fisherman At Avalon Beach

Wed 29 Jun 2016

A decision to wear a lifejacket while rock fishing has proved a lifesaver for a man who narrowly escaped drowning at North Avalon headland on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Wednesday.

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.

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.

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.

National Volunteer Week: Mike Le Geyt

Tue 10 May 2016

Our second profile to celebrate National Volunteer Week is Mike Le Geyt from South Curl Curl SLSC. Mike is the Chief Training Officer and is an Assessor for the Sydney Northern Beaches Branch.

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.

Clubbie Profile April: Tracey Hare-Boyd

Fri 29 Apr 2016

Our Clubbie Profile for April is Tracey Hare-Boyd from North Steyne SLSC. The former President of the club currently holds many positions including the Sydney Northern Beaches Branch Member Services Director and Duty Officer and she is also a SurfCom Advisor.

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.

Dee Why Lifesavers In Successful Resus

Mon 4 Apr 2016

Lifesavers from Dee Why SLSC put their training to good use last weekend after being involved in the successful resuscitation of a male body boarder.

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.

North Steyne and Manly Lifesavers Win National Rescue Award

Wed 30 Mar 2016

The combined efforts of lifesavers from North Steyne and Manly have been recognised with the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month awards. The Sydney Northern Beaches trio revived a female swimmer who had been brought back to shore unconscious after being rescued by local boardriders.

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.

Sydney Lifesavers Dominate Age Champs

Tue 8 Mar 2016

Ocean Beach – Umina has once again proved a happy hunting ground for the Manly juggernaut that claimed top honours at last weekend’s NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships, but plenty of other Sydney teams on both sides of the bridge had a lot to celebrate as well.

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

Sydney Rivalry Heats Up As State Champs Countdown Continues

Mon 29 Feb 2016

Points will be at a premium, and club bragging rights will be on the line when young lifesavers from the Sydney and Sydney Northern Beaches Branches go head to head at the 2016 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.

Search Underway For Missing Man

Thu 18 Feb 2016

A search effort is underway at Turimetta Beach on Sydney’s Northern Beaches on Thursday for a man who is believed to have gone missing while swimming.

Teenager Rescued At Warriewood Blowhole

Wed 17 Feb 2016

A teenager was fortunate to escape serious injury after getting stranded in the notorious Warriewood Blowhole on Wednesday afternoon.

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.

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.

Lifesavers Recognised In Aussie Honours List

Thu 28 Jan 2016

It was an Australia Day to remember for a number of outstanding members from the Surf Life Saving community who have been acknowledged for years of dedication to the movement with recognition in the Australian honours list.

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.

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.

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.

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Head Back To School

Fri 4 Dec 2015

Australia’s most popular primary aged surf education program has closed the books on another successful season with another 12,000 country students getting a lesson on surf safety from our volunteer lifesavers.

New Life Members; A Snap Shot

Thu 26 Nov 2015

With a combined total of over 300 years of experience in Surf Life Saving and involvement in areas as diverse as coaching, administrating, competing and education this year's new State Life Members all boast impressive resumes.

Members Honoured For Lifetime Achievements

Thu 26 Nov 2015

The old adage that seven is a lucky number proved true for seven of the state’s long-standing lifesavers after they were recently awarded Life Membership of Surf Life Saving NSW.

Boaties Prepare For Thundering Opener

Wed 11 Nov 2015

The wait is almost over for some of Australia’s top surf boat crews as they wrap up preparations for the opening round of the 2015/16 Ocean Thunder Series which gets underway at Sydney’s Dee Why Beach on Saturday.

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.

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.

Sydney Northern Beaches Named Top Branch

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Looking to the future and securing the present paid off handsomely for Sydney Northern Beaches Branch after they were crowned Branch of The Year at the 2015 NSW Awards of Excellence on Saturday night.

Newport’s Herring Named Top Coach

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Nearly everything that Newport’s Trent Herring touched turned to gold in season 2014/15, and the modest mentor has been rewarded with the Coach of the Year award at the annual Awards of Excellence.

Miller Takes Out Major Athlete Gong

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Georgia Miller’s stellar season continued on Saturday night with the Newport athlete adding another award to her burgeoning trophy cabinet.

Newport Taplin Boys – A Team United

Mon 31 Aug 2015

Three years, 48 weeks of training per season, twenty three squad members, countless training sessions, one dream.

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.

NSW Clubbies Honoured For Top Rescues

Thu 20 Aug 2015

A group of dedicated lifesavers received national recognition for recent rescue efforts at a ceremony in Parliament House Canberra on Thursday.

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 Rescue Development Team Selected

Fri 31 Jul 2015

A big congratulations and good luck to the athletes who have been selected in the NSW Pool Rescue Development Team.

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.

Warriewood and Avalon Beach Win National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Fri 24 Jul 2015

Warriewood and Avalon Beach lifesavers have been awarded the National and NSW Rescue of the Month for May/June after rescuing a rock fisherman who fell five metres onto rocks at Warriewood Beach on 27 June 2015. This takes the NSW tally to nine out of ten National awards for the 2014/15 season.

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.

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.

Surfboat Crew Rescues Injured Rock Fisherman

Sat 27 Jun 2015

They may have missed out on winning Team of the Year at the Sydney Northern Beaches Awards of Excellence Friday night, but less than 12 hours later, the Avalon Beach Antiques masters women surfboat crew had redeemed themselves, rescuing a fisherman who had fallen from rocks at Warriewood Beach.

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.

NSW Lifesavers Receive National Rescue Awards

Thu 18 Jun 2015

Continuing on from the Blues State of Origin victory last night, three NSW clubs were presented with National Rescue of the Month awards at Parliament House Canberra this morning.

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.

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.

NSW Athletes Perform Strongly at The Aussies

Fri 17 Apr 2015

The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships has been a resounding success for NSW clubs with an excellent start from the Youth teams and a solid effort by our Masters competitors.

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.

Men Rescued At Warriewood Blowhole

Fri 10 Apr 2015

The dangers of swimming at unfamiliar beach at twilight were highlighted on Thursday night after two men got into difficultly at Warriewood 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.

Bruce Kelly Wins National and NSW Rescue of the Month

Tue 31 Mar 2015

A long-serving North Narrabeen clubbie has earned the prestigious National and NSW Rescue of the Month award for February after single-handedly rescuing a family of four who got in difficulty literally outside his house.

Clubbie Profile March: Katie Williams

Wed 25 Mar 2015

Our Clubbie Profile for the month of March is Katie Williams from Collaroy SLSC. Katie recently won gold at our State Championships in the Open Female Flags, was captain of the winning NSW Interstate team and stars in the Summer of Surf series on FoxSports.

Sydney Clubs Lead The Way At Age Champs

Fri 20 Mar 2015

It was an impressive weekend for metropolitan clubs at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships, as both Sydney and rivals Sydney Northern Beaches clubs dominated both beach and water events.

Collaroy Cleans Up Senior Flags

Tue 17 Mar 2015

Collaroy’s small contingent of Open Beach Flags competitors exploded onto the state stage with two gold and a silver the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships last weekend. Not satisfied with their performance, the trio are hungry for more success.

Newport Seal The Deal At Open Champs

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Sydney Northern Beaches powerhouse Newport have won the NSW Surf Life Saving Open Championships over fierce rivals Manly for a second straight year on the back of some sensational performances on Finals Sunday.

Northern beaches clubs take out iron double

Sun 15 Mar 2015

Sydney’s dominant Manly and Newport Surf Life Saving clubs capped off a stellar long weekend at the NSW Surf Life Saving Championship when Nathan Smith and Georgia Miller gold-medalled in the premier Open Ironman and Ironwoman events.

Northern Beaches Showdown for State Title

Fri 13 Mar 2015

On the morning of the Opens competition starting at the 2015 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, Manly and Newport rivalry is building to a crescendo.

North Narrabeen Clubbie Completes "Home Rescue"

Thu 26 Feb 2015

There wasn’t a black cat or ladder in sight but Friday the 13th of February lived up to its quirky reputation for North Narrabeen clubbie Bruce Kelly who was called on to do a rescue on his doorstep.

Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge

Thu 5 Feb 2015

Surf Life Saving NSW is once again presenting the Beko Best of the Best Surf Boat Challenge (BoB) event for the 2015 season.

Man Resuscitated at Manly

Sat 17 Jan 2015

Lifesavers and Lifeguards have been involved in the successful resuscitation of a man at Manly on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

SurfCom Week Profile: Tracey Hare-Boyd

Thu 27 Nov 2014

Tracey Hare-Boyd is one of the most inspirational and successful female surf lifesavers on the Northern Beaches and a dedicated SurfCom operator.

SurfCom Week Profile: Lorelle Kinsey

Wed 26 Nov 2014

Lorelle Kinsey has been volunteering as a SurfCom operator since 1995 and is part of a family of generations of surf lifesavers.

SurfCom Week Profile: Jackson Towns

Tue 25 Nov 2014

At eighteen years old Jackson Towns is one of our youngest SurfCom operator and is a member Elouera SLSC.

SurfCom Week Profile: Jess Grofski

Tue 25 Nov 2014

At twenty three years old Jess Grofski is a passionate SurfCom operator and member of North Steyne SLSC.

SurfCom Week Profile: Adrian Hill

Mon 24 Nov 2014

We are kicking off SurfCom week with a look at NSW State Operations Centre SurfCom Advisor Adrian Hill.

NSW State Operations Centre Open Day

Fri 14 Nov 2014

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of Surf Life Saving? The Surf Life Saving NSW State Operations Centre is opening its doors on Saturday 29 November to visitors and members of all ages.

Vale: Paul Hammond

Thu 30 Oct 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW is deeply saddened to advise that Masters competitor, mentor, coach and friend Paul Hammond of Queenscliff SLSC has passed away.

SurfCom Picks Up Team of the Year

Tue 14 Oct 2014

A number of NSW lifesavers have been recognised at the Centre for Volunteering 2014 Volunteer of the Year Awards, with the Sydney Metro SurfCom Team picking up Team of the Year for the Sydney North region.

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.

NSW athletes line up for KNG trial

Tue 2 Sep 2014

Some of the biggest names in surf sports will be battling it out for a place in this year’s Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain Ironman and Ironwoman Series at Salt Beach, Kingscliff this weekend.

National Rescue of the Month Awarded to NSW Lifesavers

Thu 28 Aug 2014

Lifesavers from Freshwater Surf Life Saving Club and Pacific Palms Surf Life Saving Club respectively, have been presented with the National Rescue of the Month award by the Parliamentary Friends of Surf Life Saving in Canberra.

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.

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Recognised At Surf Life Saving Awards

Mon 18 Aug 2014

A multitude of Sydney Northern Beaches 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.

3 Waves: 129 Beaches

Fri 8 Aug 2014

Former Surf Lifesaver of the Year, Andy Cross, from South Narrabeen SLSC has embarked on an enormous feat in 2014, to visit and surf a minimum of 3 waves at every beach in NSW that has a Surf Life Saving Club.

Clubbie Profile July: Andy Cross

Thu 31 Jul 2014

Our Clubbie Profile for July 2014 is Andy Cross from South Narrabeen SLSC, who has embarked on a journey to surf all of our 129 patrolled beaches.

Vale: Peter Daley

Fri 18 Jul 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW Life Member Peter Daley of Queenscliff SLSC on Sydney’s Northern Beaches has sadly passed away.

Clubbie Profile June: Steven Polley

Mon 23 Jun 2014

Our Clubbie Profile of the Month for June 2014 is Steven Polley of Dee Why SLSC who has volunteered an incredible 374.5 hours just in the 2013-14 season as a SurfCom Operator.

Freshwater Lifesaver Wins NSW Rescue of the Month

Thu 5 Jun 2014

Freshwater SLSC lifesaver, Tod Rowbotham has been awarded the National Surf Life Saving Rescue of the Month for a dramatic rescue in dangerous three metre surf in April.

Huge Beach Crowds For Pittwater Lifeguards

Mon 26 May 2014

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) has concluded its patrols for the 2013/2014 September-April lifeguarding season which saw more than a million people visit the nine ALS patrolled beaches in Pittwater Council.

Royal Visit to Manly Beach

Thu 24 Apr 2014

Young Surf Lifesavers from Sydney’s northern beaches were delighted to show off their skills in a colourful demonstration at Manly Beach on Friday 18 April for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

SLSNSW Life Member Peter Liddle Passes Away

Fri 11 Apr 2014

Surf Life Saving NSW Life Member Peter Liddle of Newport SLSC has passed away aged 86.

South Narrabeen Lifesavers Receive Rescue of the Month

Fri 21 Mar 2014

Lifesavers from South Narrabeen SLSC have been awarded the Surf Life Saving NSW Rescue of the Month for February 2014 after saving the life of a woman who was stung by a bluebottle.

Northern Beaches Again Strong At Masters Championships

Mon 17 Mar 2014

Sydney Northern Beaches surf clubs have maintained their dominance in NSW after gaining the clean sweep of taking out the Age, Opens and Masters Championships at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships supported by ClubsNSW.

Newport SLSC Claims Top Gong at NSW Surf Life Saving Open Champs

Mon 10 Mar 2014

Newport Surf Life Saving Club from Sydney’s Northern Beaches has been crowned the overall winner at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Championships, supported by ClubsNSW and held at Ocean Beach and Umina from 7-9 March.

Manly LSC Dominate 2014 NSW Age Championships

Tue 4 Mar 2014

Manly LSC has maintained its reputation as the premier junior surf sports nursery in the state at the 2014 NSW Surf Life Saving Age Championships supported by ClubsNSW with the club winning its fifth overall point score title in as many years.

South Narrabeen Members Perform Lifesaving CPR

Mon 10 Feb 2014

A young woman is alive today thanks to the quick thinking actions of surf lifesavers from South Narrabeen SLSC.

Solitary Dolphin Watch

Tue 7 Jan 2014

Since September 2012 National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) and ORRCA have been managing a solitary female dolphin moving between Jervis Bay, Sydney Harbour, Sydney Northern Beaches and the Gosford Area.

Sydney Northern Beaches Finish Second at Interbranch

Mon 16 Dec 2013

Sydney Northern Beaches are no longer the Interbranch Champions falling just short of their long-time rivals Sydney, to finish second at the 2013 Interbranch Championships at Soldiers Beach.

New Voices on Radio

Tue 26 Nov 2013

New voices will be heard on the radio network as the newest SurfCom volunteers undertake training at Surf Life Saving NSW Headquarters in Belrose on 7 December 2013.

Boxers KO'd by Lifesaving Challenge

Tue 19 Nov 2013

The new Fox Sports Action/Endurance reality tv series, Maximus Academy, visited South Narrabeen SLSC, giving eight ordinary guys the chance to see what it is like to be a surf lifesaver.

Surf Lifesavers Help Celebrate Opera House's 40th

Tue 22 Oct 2013

Two Australian icons joined forces on Sunday as surf lifesavers from across the state came together to help celebrate the Sydney Opera House’s 40th birthday.

Narrabeen Lifesavers Awarded Rescue of the Month

Fri 18 Oct 2013

Lifesavers from Narrabeen Beach, Jason Oakes, Karen Marks, Ian Harper, Gordon Coburn, Skye Storey, Alex Buckton, Joshua Buckton & David Cook have been awarded the NSW Rescue of the Month for September 2013.

Project Blueprint Visits Manly

Fri 18 Oct 2013

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project begins from 11 November in Manly with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Juniors Work Hard at TAP

Tue 8 Oct 2013

New South Wales’ U13-15 future surf sport stars were busy in the final days of their school holidays at the NSW Talented Athletes Program (TAP) on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Project Blueprint Visits Warringah

Tue 24 Sep 2013

A state-wide coastal public safety risk assessment project begins this week in Warringah with the aim of reducing coastal drownings across NSW.

Project Blueprint Visits Pittwater

Tue 27 Aug 2013

SLSNSW and Australian CoastSafe are undertaking Phase Two of an ambitious project through the funding support of the NSW Water Safety Black Spot Fund called ‘Project Blueprint’.

ALS Pittwater Lifeguards Gearing Up For New Season

Mon 26 Aug 2013

Up to fifty current and aspiring Lifeguards from Pittwater Council will be put through their paces at the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) training and proficiency day on Friday 30th August at Palm Beach.

Northern Beaches Lifesavers Receive Top Honours At SLSNSW Awards

Wed 7 Aug 2013

A multitude of Sydney Northern Beaches Surf Lifesavers have received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products on Saturday August 3rd in Sydney.

Young Nipper Saves Man Having A Stroke

Fri 19 Jul 2013

An 11 year old boy has come to the aid of a man having a stroke in Manly on Thursday afternoon.

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.

Off Duty Lifesaver Rescues Surfer In Rough Seas

Wed 3 Jul 2013

An exceptional joint-service response has rescued a surfer in serious distress at South Curl Curl on Sydney's Northern Beaches on Wednesday.

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.

NSW IRB Premiership Locations Announced

Fri 22 Mar 2013

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

Dangerous Surf Puts Lifesavers to the Test

Sat 16 Mar 2013

Big surf and dangerous conditions along the coast last weekend have resulted in numerous rescues and incidents, including one person drowned and another still missing.

Newport Surf Athletes Do It For Tim

Tue 12 Mar 2013

Newport Surf Life Saving Club rode a wave of success at the 2013 Allphones NSW Open Surf Life Saving Championships held at Ocean Beach-Umina.

Surf Safety for New Australians

Tue 26 Feb 2013

Together with the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Recreational Fishing Alliance NSW, Surf Life Saving NSW will host a fishing and water safety information workshop for The Hills Holroyd Parramatta Migrant Resource Centre.

Palm Beach Lifeguards Rescue of the Month

Fri 22 Feb 2013

Palm Beach lifeguards Tom Allen, Tim Daymond and Brad Woodward have been awarded Rescue of the Month for January 2013.

Local Tibetans Learn Beach Safety Skills

Thu 6 Dec 2012

Tibetan families living in Dee Why on Sydney's Northern Beaches learnt some valuable surf safety skills with the help of local lifesavers.

North Palm Beach Pick Up Green Award

Wed 5 Dec 2012

North Palm Beach Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) has received a high commendation for its environmental work in the local area.

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.