Water safety statistics for surfers

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