Water safety statistics for surfers

Surf life saving water safety brief

Water safety statistics from SLSA show that from 2004 to 2017 there were 100 recorded drowning deaths of surfers and paddlers. 95% of these victims were male, and 87% were Australian residents. See more of these statistics in the Coastal Safety Brief on Surfing and Watercrafts. 📖 sls.com.au/publications

Life Saving Season Figures

May 12, 2016 Our 2015/2016 Year to Date No's: Years on Duty: 109 Members: 1332 Patrol hours: 14,475.75 *Rescues: 410 *First aid and preventions: 6077 *No. beach goers ~ 440531 *Stats are not a true reflection of actual figures but based on patrols who take the time to complete in the log book