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Lifeguards locate kayakers in Far North Coast Rescue

By |January 15th, 2016|

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) have rescued a kayaker clinging to his semi-submerged vessel after his mate swam to shore and raised the alarm in a dramatic rescue near Byron Bay on the state’s Far North Coast.

The two men aged in their fifties, who were visiting the area, departed from The Pass for […]

Lifeguards Extend Tathra’s Summer

By |December 22nd, 2015|

Visitors to Tathra Beach on the state’s Far South Coast can enjoy an extended lifeguard patrolling services this summer after local businesses bonded together to fund an additional month of patrols for a second straight year.

The Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) will provide a lifeguard service to patrol Tathra Beach once again after last season’s […]

Sapphire Coast Lifeguards Back On Patrol

By |December 14th, 2015|

Beachgoers around the Bega Shire can enjoy an early start to summer festive season after Council extended their relationship with the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS).

Lifeguards from the ALS will be back on patrol at Bermagui, Tathra, Pambula and Aslings at Eden from Monday 21 December, a full five-days earlier than last season.

The additional week of […]

South Coast Lifeguards Go Back To School

By |November 26th, 2015|

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s south, the lifeguard class of 2015 will head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

This weekend, a group of 25 lifeguards from the Shoalhaven and Bega areas will descend on Mollymook and Lake […]

North Coast Lifeguards Head Back To School

By |November 24th, 2015|

Before they get to work on the beautiful beaches of the state’s north, the lifeguard class of 2015 had to head back to school for a few days as they ramp up preparations for a busy summer season.

A group of 35 lifeguards from across the North Coast will descend on Camp Drewe near Lennox Head […]

Parramatta Lifeguards Return For New Season

By |October 30th, 2015|

Ghosts, witches, and vampires are all primed to potentially make a Halloween appearance at Lake Parramatta tomorrow but the two people wearing the lifeguard uniforms and keeping a watchful eye on the inland lake are there to stay; ensuring that everyone both in and out of costume can enjoy their time in the water safely.

This […]

ALS Lifeguard Wins NSW Rescue Of The Month

By |October 15th, 2015|

A dramatic rescue of two teenagers in heavy conditions at Angels Beach on the NSW Far North Coast last month has earned Saul Duran a lifeguard with the Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) the prestigious NSW Rescue of the Month Award for September.

On Tuesday 22 September at around 2pm, ALS Lifeguard Saul Duran was approached by […]

Byron Lifeguards Enjoy Successful Maiden Winter

By |October 7th, 2015|

Lifeguards from the Australian Lifeguard Service were kept busy at Byron Bay’s Main Beach throughout the first fulltime winter patrol for the area.

Byron’s popularity as a premium holiday destination for tourists showed no signs of slowing during the cooler months as evident by over 200,000 people who attended Main Beach in the period from late-April […]

The Great Shark Summit Of Sydney

By |October 1st, 2015|

Story featured on coastalatch.com.au.

On Tuesday 29, September an international conglomerate of shark experts met at Taronga Zoo in Sydney. It was the first of it’s kind summit headed by the New South Wales Government and aimed to discuss active shark attack mitigation strategy.

The state government, a panel of highly qualified experts and regional bodies including […]

Two Teens Rescued By Ballina Lifeguard

By |September 22nd, 2015|

Two teenagers swimming at an unpatrolled beach on the Far North Coast have avoided serious injury after they were rescued by a nearby lifeguard on Tuesday.

The girls who had been holidaying at a nearby camp were swimming at the Southern End of Angels Beach, Ballina at around 2pm when they got into difficulty approximately 300 […]