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Newsletter: Summer 2019

Featured Articles

Volunteers from the Birubi Beach Surf Lifesaving Club

Surf lifesavers make dramatic after-hours rescue

Yiyang is a man in his mid-20s and it was about this time last year when he found himself in a life-threatening situation at Birubi Beach in Port Stephens, NSW.

Talia Vivar, a nipper from Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club

Nipper shows incredible leadership qualities

When it came to acknowledging an inspiring young member in the Surf Life Saving community, Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) joint junior chairperson Mandi Miller said it was hard to look past Talia Vivar.

Samantha Thornton and Sonita Leng-Cole crashing through waves in an IRB

Dynamic duo share passion for IRB

Meet Samantha Thornton and Sonita Leng-Cole: volunteer surf lifesavers at Alexandra Headland Surf Life Saving Club and Australian Inflatable Rescue.


SLS Tasmania CEO Tony van den Enden

Venturing beyond the red and yellow flags

Tasmania is not typically synonymous with the beach but Surf Life Saving Tasmania CEO Tony van den Enden saw this as an opportunity rather than a hindrance.

One of our supporters, Jan Celledon

Supporting a 'fair dinkum' charity

Jan Celledon has always had a special connection to the ocean. “My first beach memory was taking the train down to the Gold Coast with my mum as a young child,” she explained.

A photo of some of the WWII female surf lifesavers from Terrigal Beach

Honouring WWII Female Surf Lifesaving

Women who took it upon themselves to perform surf lifesaving duties during World War II have been formally recognised for their achievements.