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How to survive in a rip current

How to survive in a rip current – swim elsewhere, or stay calm … Firstly its best to be able to identify a rip and not swim there – You’ll see less waves… that region might look a little bit murky because the water’s moving so quickly, or there will be a lot of sand.  It […]

Surf life saving – Australia’s largest volunteer organisation

Surf Life Saving Australia is the national body for volunteer lifesavers.  It is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority. Surf life saving officially started at Bondi in 1907. From this first surf bathing association, the movement has now grown. There are now 311 surf clubs, 160,000 surf lifesavers and 491 entities. […]

Radio Procedures 2018

Radio Procedures have changed now that the new SLSA Operations App is available. Radio Procedures for sign on Ten minutes before SIGN ON, SurfCom will remind clubs to sign on via the Operations App. SIGN ON with Patrol Bronze qualification numbers, Beach status and IRB status Within 30 minutes of SIGN ON, SurfCom may conduct […]

Higher education awards courses for 2018/19

Looking to improve your skills? Higher Education Awards allow you to develop your skills in First Aid, Emergency management or Powercraft. You need high skill levels to patrol because Bondi is a very busy beach.  We have over 400 first aid incidents per year, so improving your first aid, resuscitation and spinal skills is vital. The […]

SLSA Organisation

Surf Life Saving Australia is the peak body for lifesavers.  While lifesaving started at Bondi in 1907, the movement has now grown to a size where there are 311 clubs and 491 entities, so there is a significant organisational structure to manage activities. The organisational structure is very much driven from the grass roots – […]

How to survive in a rip current

How to survive in a rip current – swim elsewhere, or stay calm … Firstly its best to be able to identify a rip and not swim there – You’ll see less waves… that region might look a little bit murky because the water’s moving so quickly, or there will be a lot of sand.  It […]

How to survive in a rip current

How to survive in a rip current – swim elsewhere, or stay calm … Firstly its best to be able to identify a rip and not swim there – You’ll see less waves… that region might look a little bit murky because the water’s moving so quickly, or there will be a lot of sand.  It […]

Our Patrol Area

As part of our Our Life Saving Agreement we commit to an area of operations. There is a Primary area of operations which is where Patrols actively operate and act on any incidents or safety concerns. For Bondi this area is Ramp 5 near North Bondi (Map location or see location), to the Bondi Icebergs (see location). There is […]

Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter

Chat with the Westpac Lifesaver Helicopter (Lifesaver 21) crew at North Bondi Surf Club. Lifesaver 21 is available to assist any patrol in need of their specialized retrieval and rescue capabilities, but few patrolling members are familiar with how to call them in and what to expect when they arrive. Stewart Bailey, North Bondi Life […]

Call out teams

Call out teams are available 24/7 to provide support during incidents that occur outside of normal patrol hours. Surf Life Saving NSW runs a Surf Rescue line that emergency services can call when surf rescue resources are needed.  The Operations centre will then determine what is needed and start making calls / SMS to assemble […]

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