The Surfers Rescue 365 program will aim to provide recreational surfers with life saving skills sets via the provision of free training courses.
Over 99% of WA’s vast coastline is unpatrolled, with many of the state’s most spectacular, remote beaches providing idyllic swimming and surfing conditions. Often these locations become scenes that require those with crucial training to assist in an emergency situation, often saving a life.
Any competent surfer from recreational grass roots surf rider to professional surfers of every discipline.
Beach usage, whether for sport, recreation or competition, comes with inherent risk – the Surfers Rescue 365 program will aim to minimize this risk through the provision of free training to the large community of recreational surf riders in WA.
“Given our vast and remote coastline, surfers need to know how to perform an ocean rescue and perform CPR. It’s an extremely important skills knowing how to save a life.”
“This is a fantastic imitative by Surfing Western Australia and I personally will be doing this course because it’s an essential skill to learn. It is amazing how many people get rescued by surfers in remote locations so life saving skills are critical.”
“Congratulations to Surfing NSW on the implementation of the Surfers Rescue 24/7 Course and many thanks to the NSW Government in supporting this initiative. Recognising the enormous contribution that recreational surfers make to water safety on a daily basis in NSW is a great message to send to our group.”
“I think this is something that every surfer needs to learn to save lives. A course like this should be part of a schools curriculum, it’s just as important as learning to read or write. I think it’s essential for anyone who surfs to have these skills sets.”