The 2023 NSW Coastal Safety Report has highlighted a stark increase in bystander rescue drownings along with the finding that more than half of coastal drownings are happening in regional and remote areas.
More than 45 community groups, 90 languages of origin, 1,080 life jackets and nearly 20,000 people reached directly or otherwise – these are the numbers behind Surf Life Saving NSW’s Gone Fishing initiative, a report into the ground-breaking safety education program has revealed.
Stepping out of the classroom and into the field, students from across Sydney have experienced the thrills and spills of remotely piloted aircrafts following the University of NSW’s Drone Racing Day – a joint project between UNSW’s School of Aviation and Surf Life Saving NSW.
In recognition of 30 years of Surf Life Saving NSW’s flagship educational program, Beach to Bush, 1,000 students from The Riverina Anglican College just outside Wagga Wagga have come together to make the world’s largest human red and yellow flag.
A supercharged surfboat series is set to hit the Surf Sports calendar in 2024 – the latest move by Surf Life Saving NSW to streamline representative pathways for athletes of all disciplines across the state.
With Schoolies celebrations set to officially kick off on Saturday 18 November, surf lifesavers are reminding potential revellers that alcohol, drugs, and the ocean do not mix.
Surf clubs up and down the NSW coastline will have access once again to a pool of more than $5 million following the announcement of the NSW Government’s Surf Club Facility Grant Program for 2023-24.
Several NSW volunteer surf lifesavers have seen a wonderful 2022/23 season rewarded at a national level, taking out categories including the blue-ribbon DHL Surf Lifesaver of the Year award at the 2023 SLSA Awards of Excellence in Sydney.
Surf Life Saving NSW’s flagship educational program, Beach to Bush, has hit the road again for 2023, with nearly 50 volunteer lifesavers heading inland to promote surf safety to primary school students across regional and rural NSW.