Surfing NSW have launched Surfers Rescue 24/7 – a free CPR and board rescue course for recreational surfers in NSW. It provides crucial training to assist in an emergency situation and could ultimately save a life. Surfing NSW will be rolling out courses all over the state via local boardrider clubs and surf schools.
Surfers are in the water dawn until dusk, 365 days a year and are often first to assist in emergencies. With only five percent of NSW beaches patrolled, surfers can be utilised to assist outside the flags. Our beaches are one of our biggest assets and we all need to do what we can to make them safe. Surfing NSW are encouraging recreational surfers of all skill levels to go to surfersrescue247.com and register for the course. If you’re involved in a rescue go to their website and tell them the details, and you’ll have the opportunity to win some great prizes.
Surfing NSW and their professional partners, including Surf Life Saving NSW, have identified board rescue techniques that may prove to be crucial in emergency situations. The course is FREE and tailored to surfers who could use their surfboard as a rescue tool.