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New Surf Ironman Qualifying Series Provides a Pathway into Professional Competition

Athletes given an extra corridor to enter the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series

This year, for the first time, a new qualifying series will provide a direct pathway into the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWoman Series. The three highest placed athletes in the Surf IronMan Qualifying Series (SIQS) will gain entry into the Nutri-Grain Series for the following year.

Tragic start to summer holidays on Australia’s coast

Surf Life Saving Australia is urging beachgoers and holiday makers to stop taking unnecessary risks on the coastline following a tragic start to the summer school holidays.

Emergency services and surf lifesavers responded to multiple drowning incidents across Australia over the weekend including the tragic drownings of a 5 year old boy at Dolls Point, a 23 year old student at Maroubra in New South Wales, and a cray fisherman near Cape Bauer in South Australia.

Coolangatta Gold 2014 - date is announced

Surf Life Saving Australia today announced that the Coolangatta Gold, the largest endurance event of its kind, will be held on the weekend of Saturday 1 November and Sunday 2 November in 2014.

This will be the 14th staging of Surf Life Saving’s popular Ironman endurance race, 30 years since Guy Leech put his name on the first ever Coolangatta Gold trophy, and the 10th staging since it was welcomed back to the Australian Surf Life Saving sports calendar in 2005.

Eckstein Magic Delivers Eliminator Victory

Round 5 of the Nutri-Grain IronMan Series, Newcastle Beach

In what was pure surf brilliance, Shannon Eckstein has snatched victory in the punishing eliminator round this afternoon from Round Two winner, Kendrick Louis.

To rapturous applause Eckstein enjoyed a celebratory fist-pump as he raced up the beach after harnessing a small wave that saw him close a significant lead by Louis in the final ski leg.

Surf Rescue Magazine 2013-14 now available

Surf Life Saving Australia’s annual magazine about lifesavers for lifesavers, Surf Rescue Magazine 2013-14 is now available to read or download.

This year’s magazine includes:

• Lifesaving - what you need to know for the season

• Interview- with DHL Surf Lifesaver of the Year, Ryan Rosenbaum

•  Events- Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) 2013 Awards of Excellence

Surf Life Saving Australia a Frontrunner in Smartphone App Development

Surf Life Saving Australia’s (SLSA's) suite of smartphone apps are used by surf lifesavers and Australian Lifeguard Service lifeguards to save lives on our beaches.

SLSA's development of these apps means that SLS members and members of the public can tap into Surf Life Saving’s century of lifesaving experience on the beach and in real-time.

Surf Life Saving’s summer campaign ambassador Trevor Hendy thanks 45,000+ volunteers this International Volunteers Day

Surf Life Saving Australia has thanked all Australians who give their time and effort to the Surf Life Saving movement, the largest volunteer movement of its kind in the world, this International Volunteer Day on Thursday 5 December.

Surf Life Saving summer awareness campaign ambassador, and former ironman, Trevor Hendy said that surf lifesavers are on duty 1.4 million hours each year but don’t get paid.

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