Surf Life Saving clubs from regional NSW are finalising their training with the 2022 Oakberry Acai NSW Country Championships just around the corner, set to run from January 28-30 at the idyllic Cape Hawke SLSC on the state’s Lower North Coast.
Two teenagers have been rescued from the Warriewood blowhole by a team of lifesavers in an effort the on-scene Duty Officer has described as ‘what surf lifesaving is all about’.
With a stacked field and quality competition at every turn, the NSW teams in the national Super Surf Teams League, set down for North Bondi SLSC from 14-16 January, are hungry for victory in 2022.
Just a handful of patrols into her lifesaving journey, Iluka SLSC volunteer and Australian Lifeguard Service employee Lillian Young may have already completed her most daring and remarkable rescue – saving a kangaroo from choppy surf on New Year’s Eve.
Three days of hot weather, challenging surf and large crowds at our beaches has resulted in the busiest starts to a new year in recent memory, as Surf Life Saving NSW lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers were faced with a record number of incidents, rescues and preventative actions up and down the coastline.
A second consecutive exceptionally busy day for Surf Life Saving NSW volunteer lifesavers and lifeguards has resulted in one fatality, a successful resuscitation and several high category serious incidents registered across the state.
A drowning fatality at Warriewood and successful rescues and resuscitations at North Palm Beach and Cronulla were among a spate of serious incidents up and down the NSW coastline which ensured a difficult start to the new year for lifeguards and volunteer lifesavers.
To cap off an extremely challenging year, 2021 will end with a major contrast of weather and surf conditions across the NSW coast.
As safety measures ramp up across the state once again in the face of a new strain of COVID-19, Surf Life Saving NSW is reminding holiday beachgoers to swim between the flags this Christmas.