Training & Education

Surf Survival

SLSWA has developed the in school Surf Survival program to teach students vital skills to enjoy the beach safely.

Surf Survival is a six week, beach based course conducted by fully qualified surf lifesavers.  Students will learn important skills to manage the dynamic conditions of the WA coastline, with senior students having the opportunity to obtain their Surf Rescue Certificate.

Students will learn how to recognise lifesavers, identify hazards, understand waves and rips and have the opportunity to use nipper boards, rescue tubes and practice first aid and resuscitation.

The In School Surf Survival program offers four levels of learning:

  1. Surf Aware
  2. Surf Skill
  3. Surf Wise
  4. Surf Rescue*

In their school based year groups students will progress through the levels of Surf Survival.  Upon completion of each level students will receive a certificate to recognise their acquired learning outcomes.

*participants must be 13 years of age to obtain their Surf Rescue Certificate

The Surf Survival program is part of Surf Life Saving WA’s BeachSAFE Initiative which provides a holistic and evidence based approach to water safety and lifesaving education for the WA community.  Learn more about the BeachSAFE Initiative.   

Duration: 6 x 1 hour sessions, or programs can be tailored to suit your school

Location: At a safe beach convenient for your school

Cost: Dependent on program delivery, contact SLSWA for a quote


Call (08) 9207 6666 or email Keta Lemmon, Community Programs Officer, 

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