Eckstein Magic Delivers Eliminator Victory

Round 5 of the Nutri-Grain IronMan Series, Newcastle Beach

In what was pure surf brilliance, Shannon Eckstein has snatched victory in the punishing eliminator round this afternoon from Round Two winner, Kendrick Louis.

To rapturous applause Eckstein enjoyed a celebratory fist-pump as he raced up the beach after harnessing a small wave that saw him close a significant lead by Louis in the final ski leg.

Eliminator Triumph for Hancock

Round 5 of the Nutri-Grain IronWoman Series, Newcastle Beach

In an exciting sprint finish ‘Queen of the Waves’ Courtney Hancock upset Liz Pluimers’ perfect run in Newcastle, taking first place in the tough Eliminator round.

Surf Rescue Magazine 2013-14 now available

Surf Life Saving Australia’s annual magazine about lifesavers for lifesavers, Surf Rescue Magazine 2013-14 is now available to read or download.

This year’s magazine includes:

• Lifesaving - what you need to know for the season

• Interview- with DHL Surf Lifesaver of the Year, Ryan Rosenbaum

•  Events- Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) 2013 Awards of Excellence

Surf Life Saving Australia commences new recognition program, Rescue of the Month

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) has commenced Rescue of the Month, a monthly program that recognises excellence in lifesaving and service delivery, measured against industry best practice and operating procedures.

The SLSA board endorsed the implementation of Rescue of the Month commencing in December 2013.

Surf Life Saving Australia a Frontrunner in Smartphone App Development

Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA's) suite of smartphone apps are used by surf lifesavers and Australian Lifeguard Service lifeguards to save lives on our beaches.

SLSA's development of these apps means that SLS members and members of the public can tap into Surf Life Saving’s century of lifesaving experience on the beach and in real-time.

DHL celebrates 10 years of supporting Surf Life Saving with an exhibition of iconic original images of inspiring volunteers

• Exhibition captures 10 remarkable Surf Life Saving volunteers from around Australia

• Free open-air exhibition to take place in Sydney from 6 - 8 December

Surf Life Saving’s summer campaign ambassador Trevor Hendy thanks 45,000+ volunteers this International Volunteers Day

Surf Life Saving Australia has thanked all Australians who give their time and effort to the Surf Life Saving movement, the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world, this International Volunteer Day on Thursday 5 December.

Surf Life Saving summer awareness campaign ambassador, and former ironman, Trevor Hendy said that surf lifesavers are on duty 1.4 million hours each year but don’t get paid.

Drowning Deaths Increase on Our Beaches and Coastal Waterways - Highest in 9 Years*

Surf Life Saving Australia sends a strong message to Australians this summer and it’s not just to swim between the flags

Drownings on Australian beaches and coastal waterways have reached the highest in nine years according to the 2013 National Coastal Safety Report conducted by the peak body for coastal safety, Surf Life Saving Australia, and launched by The Hon. Tony Abbott MP, Prime Minister of Australia, in Canberra today.

Surf Life Saving calls on all Australians to help save more lives this summer

Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) launched a new national community awareness campaign to mark the first day of summer on December 1.

The campaign, featuring the iconic Noisework’s track Touch calls on the Australian community to support the movement by donating much needed funds to the 100+ year old charity.

The campaign is fronted by Ironman legend Trevor Hendy who is calling on all Australians to understand the importance of community support for the Surf Life Saving movement.

Pamela Hendry’s World Record as Aussies Create History in German Cup

Queensland’s pool rescue swimming queen Pamela Hendry is the toast of the Australian Life Saving Team today after her world record breaking swim in the 100m Manikin Carry as the Aussies were crowned German Cup Pool Rescue Champions for the first time in Warendorf.

Hendry, 21, inspired her team to a six medal haul on day two, including two gold, two silver and two bronze for an overall meet tally of three gold, five silver and three bronze medals and to a history-making first ever win in the prestigious international pool rescue competition.

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