Archive: Oct 2020

17 . 10 . 2020

My Beach

Triple Sprint Action Takes Over Trigg

Trigg beach was a hive of activity as 125 competitors took to the water for Race 2 of the WA Ironman Series – the Triple Sprint. Athletes were treated to a balmy 25 degrees, small swell and offshore southeasterly winds for the event, which saw them power through the Triple Sprint format, involving three short […]

Surf Sport

15 . 10 . 2020

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SLSWA Makes First Aid Training COVID-safe

First aid training has changed. No, there’s not a new letter in the DRSABCD acronym — SLSWA courses are now designed to reflect the distancing and hygiene requirements brought about by COVID-19. The health and safety of our course participants have always been our highest priority. The reality of coronavirus means Surf Life Saving WA […]

Community Education

14 . 10 . 2020

My Beach

Twelve finalists to represent WA at 2020 SLSA Awards of Excellence

Twelve category winners from the 2020 Surf Life Saving WA Awards of Excellence will proudly represent WA as part of Surf Life Saving Australia’s virtual Awards of Excellence. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s National Awards will be celebrated on Saturday, 7 November via a live, online event, consisting of in-studio presentations, as well as […]

Awards of Excellence, Clubs & Members, Community Education, Safety & Rescue, Surf Sport

13 . 10 . 2020

My Beach

Local Lifesavers upskill to make our beaches safer

Local surf lifesavers have increased capability to keep beachgoers safe this summer as local members recently participated in an intensive 6-day jet ski course delivered by Surf Life Saving WA (SLSWA). Over 6 days, from 29 September – 4 October, participants from Busselton, City of Bunbury and Dalyellup Beach Surf Life Saving Clubs (SLSC), carried […]

Clubs & Members, Media Release, Safety & Rescue

12 . 10 . 2020

My Beach

Increase in south west beach clearances due to sharks

At the close of the school holidays, as Surf Life Saving WA’s south west based Westpac Helicopter moved from daily to weekend patrols yesterday afternoon, the service reported a more than 65% increase in swimmers and surfers being cleared from the water due to the presence of sharks. Over the two week school holiday period, […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

08 . 10 . 2020

My Beach

Carcass attracts predators

Following a public report of whale carcass located some 500m off Peppermint Grove Beach, south of Bunbury, the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) requested assistance from Surf Life Saving WA’s Westpac Helicopter to locate the carcass. “Given the propensity for these carcasses to attract sharks, being able to locate and track its […]

Media Release, Safety & Rescue

03 . 10 . 2020

My Beach

Perfect conditions for season opener

You couldn’t have asked for better conditions at Mullaloo Beach as nearly 130 athletes converged on the sand this morning for race 1 of the new WA Ironman Series – The Enduro. Kicking off the morning were the U17’s and Youth and it was fantastic to see such a huge field line up to tackle […]

Surf Sport

01 . 10 . 2020

My Beach

Wesfarmers Jet Ski Team members recognised at Australian Search and Rescue Awards

Earlier this week, two of Surf Life Saving WA’s Wesfarmers Emergency Response Team (WERT) members were recognised in the prestigious Australian Search & Rescue Awards for their outstanding contributions to search and rescue within the Australian region. David Macmahon and Jacob Oversby, both members of the Esperance Surf Life Saving Club, were amongst the 13 […]

Clubs & Members, Safety & Rescue