Surfers Rescue 24/7 is a free CPR and board rescue course for recreational surfers in Victoria. It provides crucial training to assist in an emergency situation and could ultimately save a life. Surfing Victoria will be rolling out courses all over the state via your local boardrider club and surf school.
Surfers are in the water dawn until dusk, 365 days a year and are often first to assist in emergencies. With select Victorian beaches only patrolled during summer, surfers can be utilised to assist outside the flags. Our beaches are one of our biggest assets and we all need to do what we can to make them safe. We're encouraging recreational surfers of all skill levels to go to www.surfingvic.com and register for the course. If you're involved in a rescue go to our website and tell us the details, and you’ll have the opportunity to win some great prizes.
Whats different about this course?
Surfing Victoria and our partners, including Play it Safe by the Water, have identified board rescue techniques that may prove to be crucial in emergency situations. This course is FREE and tailored to surfers who could use their surferboard as a rescue tool.
Check back on this page for locations and times!
Surfing Victoria would like to thank Surfing NSW and Surfing WA for their assistance in the development of this program