When Greg decided to go bodysurfing one afternoon at North Burleigh, he never dreamed that his life would change forever. He was swimming waist deep between the red and yellow flags. Greg was doing everything right.
“The tide turned quite quickly, with a couple of rogue waves coming through. That’s when it happened,” he remembers.
You can help save lives like Greg by donating today.
Every day on patrol, our volunteer Surf Life Savers save lives. Can you spot a rip or perform CPR? Would you sacrifice your summer weekends to make sure that others are safe? Beach goers like you, have relied on volunteer Surf Life Savers to watch over you at the beach since 1907. But we can’t do it without you. We rely on your donations to keep saving lives.
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Your monthly donations allow us to ensure that we have sustainable and regular funding. As well as training new Surf Life Savers, we consistently update the skills of our volunteers and repair and replace the equipment that constant exposure to the sun and sea can damage. Your monthly donations make sure that both our volunteers and our equipment are rescue-ready at a moment’s notice.
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The Surf Life Saving Foundation was established as the fundraising arm of Surf Life Saving Australia.
Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia’s peak coastal water safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority.
With 169,250 members and over 300 affiliated Surf Life Saving clubs, SLS represents the largest volunteer movement of its kind in Australia.
Surf Life Saving is a unique not-for-profit community cause that exists through community donations, fundraising, corporate sponsorships and government grants.
Surf Life Saving Australia is Australia's peak coastal safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority. The Beachsafe app will help you make safe choices before you even get to the beach. You can check the conditions of your local beach or if you are going somewhere new, you can check if the beaches are patrolled and how suitable they are for swimming, surfing and fishing.
Download the free Beachsafe app today.