Updated 10am: Tweed-Byron police have called off a search for a swimmer reported missing at Cabarita Beach on the Tweed Coast yesterday afternoon after failing to find any evidence that someone was still in the water.
With temperatures set to spike well into the 30s in parts of the northern rivers over the next few days, Surf Life Saving NSW has issued a warning to beachgoers – and it’s not only about safety in the surf.
Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will resume patrols on beaches across the Byron, Ballina, and Richmond regions this week coinciding with the annual influx of tourists looking to make the most of a coastal Christmas break.
Surf Life Savers at Byron Bay and Fingal Head had to treat injured swimmers and surfers over the weekend – including broken legs and dislocated shoulders – owing to extremely rough conditions in the surf.
It was a big night for far north coast clubs at the 2015 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence on Saturday night with the region claiming three awards including the prestigious Club of the Year.
With the first full week of school holidays getting underway from today, Surf Life Saving NSW is encouraging parents, students, friends and the community in general to be ‘beach safe’ this winter.
A 43-year-old man is in a critical condition in Gold Coast University Hospital after being rescued and resuscitated following a surfing incident at Byron Bay’s popular ‘Wreck’ surf site yesterday.
An inquest into the death of 20-year-old Irish backpacker Stuart Butler at Cape Byron in July last year has recommended changes to the way surf conditions are publicised in Byron Bay.
Byron Shire mayor Simon Richardson has hit out at claims the council’s decision to extend lifeguard services at Byron Bay’s Main Beach were a reaction to a shark attack in the bay last month.
The Far North Coast has received top honours at the annual Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence proudly presented by Stramit Building Products in Sydneyon Saturday, taking out both Surf Club and Lifeguard of the Year.
An angler swept from the rocks at Boulders Beach yesterday afternoon is lucky to be alive after being rescued by volunteer surf lifesavers using an Angel Ring.
Surf Life Saving NSW is advising swimmers, surfers, rock fishermen and boat skippers to exercise caution as potentially dangerous surf conditions may be experienced over the weekend through much of the northern part of the state.
Almost three years after it was first proposed, Kings Beach will soon receive its long-promised Angel Ring after the state government has finally found the funds.
Surf Life Saving Far North Coast Branch Inc. has announced Tursa Employment & Training sponsorship of $10,000 for a new Branch fund, intended to provide funding for Surf Clubs from Yamba to the New South Wales/Queensland border.
The Far North Coast region has once again proved its strength in Surf Sports with five surf clubs finishing in the top 20 overall Club Point Score at the 2014 Stramit Country Championships.
Congratulations to Byron Bay Surf Life Saving Club, which won the annual Surf Life Saving Country Championships for the third year running.
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