Surfers Rescue 24/7 is a free Board Rescue and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for all surfers and recreational water users in Victoria. It provides vital 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 public sessions, your local Boardrider Clubs and Surf Schools.

Win at the Rip Curl Pro with Surfers Rescue 24/7!

The Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach is back in 2022 and to celebrate, the Surfers Rescue 24/7 program will be running at the Rip Curl Pro event site on all competition days to teach spectators FREE CPR and Board Rescue techniques!

With heaps of prizes on offer across the event come and find us in front of the big screen!

Daily Prizes:
First Prize: $100 Rip Curl Gift Card
Second and Third Prize: Surf Better Now Yearly Subscription

Major Prize 1:
Custom Surfboard (to the value of $1000 via Rip Curl Board Store)
Rip Curl Heat Seeker 4/3 Wetsuit
Years supply of wax (1 block per fortnight)
Years supply of sunscreen (6x 500ml Sport Packs from Cancer Council Sunscreen)
Surf Better Now membership

Major Prize 2:
Signed board and rash vest from World Tour surfer Isabella Nichols
Terms and Conditions:
To go in the draw for the prize packs, entrants must complete the Surfers Rescue 24/7 Course at the Surfers Rescue 24/7 Activation booth at the Rip Curl Pro during the event waiting period. Online course completions will not be accepted as entries. 
Daily prizes will be drawn at the end of each competition day and winners will be contacted via email at the end of the event waiting period.
Major prizes will be drawn at the end of the waiting period and will be contacted via email.

Upcoming Sessions:


Surfers Rescue 24/7 – Torquay – May 1st @ 9.00am – BOOK

Surfers Rescue 24/7 – Torquay – May 22nd @ 9.00am – BOOK

Surfers Rescue 24/7 – Torquay – June 5th @ 9.00am – BOOK

Want to book in a private group session or school group? Get in contact with us here to find out more

Can’t make a session in person?

Surfers Rescue 24/7 Research project with Latrobe University
Surfing Victoria have put the call out to all surfers to help understand the role that surfers play in performing rescues at beaches. The study is administered via Latrobe University and will require participants to report monthly for 12 months.
Registrations to be part of the research project are now closed 


Due to the current climate in Victoria regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve made the SURFERS RESCUE 24/7 PROGRAM AVAILABLE ONLINE! With the aim of providing a similiar education and training experinece to our physical courses and activations, you can now conduct this FREE Board Rescue and CPR Course from wherever you like via your desktop/laptop, tablet or phone. And as a special offer, everyone who completes the online course will go into the draw to win a signed Rip Curl Pro Rash Vest. For more information and to enrol in the course, visit Surfers Rescue 24/7 Online Course.


Surfers are in the water dawn until dusk, 365 days a year and are often first to respond and assist in emergencies. With select Victorian beaches only patrolled seasonally, surfers and recreational water users can be utilised to assist outside the flagged beaches. Our beaches are one of our biggest assets and we all need to do what we can to make them safe. We’re encouraging surfers and recreational water users of all skill levels to go to the “Events” page on and register for a course. Additonally, if you’re involved in a rescue go to Surfers Rescue 24/7 Rescue Log and tell us the details, and you’ll have the opportunity to go into the draw to win some great prizes.


Whats different about this course?
Surfing Victoria and our partners, including the Victorian Government, have identified board rescue techniques that may prove to be crucial in emergency situations. This course is FREE and tailored to surfers and recreational water users who could use their surfboard or boards as a rescue tool.
Interested participants can click the link in the menu bar above or contact Surfing Victoria to register interest and find out the next available course.


p: (03) 5261 2907


Surfing Victoria would like to thank Surfing NSW and Surfing WA for their assistance in the development of this program.

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