ASB MAGAZINE: The NSW Central Coast can look forward to hosting the award-winning Surfers Rescue 24/7 program over the coming months. The Surfers Rescue 24/7 course provides crucial training to assist in an ocean emergency situation and ultimately save a life. The course was sparked by a need to cover the gap between patrolled beaches and remote beaches in an effort to reduce deaths from drowning in NSW.
Member for Terrigal Adam Crouch met with former professional surfer, Central Coast local and coach Glenn Hall today at Avoca to discuss the important role surfers played in ocean rescues.
“Before surf lifesaving patrols begin in the morning and also at the conclusion of each day, there are always many surfers enjoying the beach,” Mr Crouch said. “Local surfers provide an extra pair of eyes and can help to keep swimmers safe in the case of an emergency.”
Glenn echoed Crouch’s sentiments and believes that surfers play a vital role in saving swimmers caught in hazardous conditions.
“Surfers are always on the ball when it comes to knowing what the rips are doing and the way the water is moving, so more often than not they’re first on hand to help and even predict what is going to happen,” said Hall. “The benefit of surfers doing courses like Surfers Rescue 24/7 is being able to help someone who is in a bit of strife and get them to safety.”
Avoca will host a Surfers Rescue 24/7 course over the duration of the upcoming Vissla Central Coast Pro.
More details on the aforementioned course and registration details can be found on surfingnsw.com.au in the coming week.
The program will be rolled out across a number of beaches over summer, and into 2019. Visit surfingaustralia.com/states/nsw to register for a course or surfersrescue247.com more information.
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