Water safety training for surfers at City Beach

Surfing WA is conducting water safety sessions for surfers.
Surfing WA is conducting water safety sessions for surfers.

SURFERS will get free water safety training at Surfing WA’s Surfers Rescue 365 program at City Beach this Sunday.

The three-hour program teaches surfers CPR, first aid and board rescue techniques to minimise risks at the beach.

Surfing WA chief executive Mark Lane said safety training for surfers was important.

“This course is designed around the fact that surfers are in the water 365 days a year all up and down the coast and those surfers could potentially save the life of another surfer or even a swimmer,” Mr Lane said.

Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon wants her local surfers to practice water safety.

“Having a contingent of trained up locals will be an asset to our beach-loving community, to other visitors to our beaches and to the surfers themselves, who will take these skills with them through life,” Ms Shannon said.

A second Surfers Rescue 365 session supported by the City of Stirling will be held at Trigg Beach from 9am to noon on July 19.

More information is at www.surfersrescue365.

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