Surfing Victoria is excited to announce the re-start of public Surfers Rescue 24/7 Face-to-Face public courses under a COVID-safe plan.
With the onset of the COVID19 Global Pandemic, all Surfers Rescue courses were put on hold in March. However with the easing of restrictions in Victoria these sessions have now resumed.
“The Surfers Rescue 24/7 program is vitally a important part of keeping beaches safe over summer” said Surfing Victoria CEO Adam Robertson.
“This will be particularly critical in 2020 after the lockdowns as people look to head on holidays within the state. Couple this with beach goers heading to unpatrolled beaches, and surfers will become the first responders to many incidents across beaches in Victoria.”
The programs will be held under Surfing Victoria’s COVID19 Risk Management Strategy that will see no sharing of equipment, reduction in class sizes, QR Code Check in and adequate space for social distancing.
Surfing Victoria and URBNSURF are also stoked to announce that they are teaming up to deliverer Surfers Rescue 24/7 courses at Australia’s first ever Wave park at Tullamarine in Melbourne.
“Getting the chance to run some Surfers Rescue 24/7 courses at URBNSURF is an amazing opportunity”
“It will be incredible to be able to use the pool to simulate the ocean and test some rescue techniques in a controlled environment.”
The program that was initially developed by Surfing NSW was piloted in Victoria and has since expanded to all areas of the state.
The free program teaches knowledge and skills around how to spot people in trouble in the water, how to rescue them safely using board rescue techniques and administering basic First Aid including CPR and defibrillation. All delivered in a condensed and easy to understand format.
Upcoming dates for face-to-face programs include:
29th November 2020 – Surfing Victoria Head Office, Torquay
13th December 2020 – Surfing Victoria Head Office, Torquay
16th December 2020 – URBNSURF Melbourne, Tullamarine
10th January 2021 – Surfing Victoria Head Office, Torquay
24th January 2021 – Surfing Victoria Head Office, Torquay
21st February 2021 – Surfing Victoria Head Office, Torquay
24th February 2021 – URBNSURF Melbourne, Tullamarine
7th March 2021 – Surfing Victoria Head Office, Torquay
21st March 2021 – Surfing Victoria Head Office, Torquay
Book via www.surfingvic.com
Group bookings are able to be accommodated by emailing email@example.com
For those who are unable to attend a session, the Surfers Rescue 24/7 Course can also be completed online via www.surfersrescue.training
Junior competitors from across Victoria are ready to compete in Round 1 of the Woolworths Victorian Junior Surfing Titles at Phillip Island this weekend.