MEET THE SURF HERO TEAM
Surf Hero is a beach education website just for kids. Sonny, Dr Rip, Max and Sally are here to help kids have fun at the beach but also to make sure they are aware of the hidden dangers as well. Check out the fun activities about safety signs, rip currents, learning to surf and the role of Lifeguards and Lifesavers.
SUTHERLAND SHIRE COUNCIL
Sutherland Shire Council employs professional Lifeguards to patrol the beaches in Bate Bay year round. Council Lifeguards are highly trained in all facets of water safety and through council’s surf education programs, have been providing surf education and survival training for more than 20 years. Surf Hero is a new initiative to increase the reach of our surf safety messages.
Council Lifeguards wear a blue and white uniform with LIFEGUARD printed in red lettering.
SURF LIFESAVING CLUBS
Volunteer members of the Surf Life Saving Association work in conjunction with council lifeguards to patrol beaches on weekends and public holidays during the summer months. Lifesavers wear a distinctive red and yellow uniform and can provide expert assistance and help. The Bate Bay beaches in Sutherland Shire are proudly supported by four surf life saving clubs that run a range of community-based activities including nippers, surf patrols, sporting events, training and accreditation activities. Information relating to each club’s programs and membership should be directed to the club administration.
Surf Life Saving Clubs in Sutherland Shire
For over 50 years, Tradies has been an important part of the Sutherland Shire community. It has been the major financial partner that enabled this site to be created. Tradies’ staff are committed to helping those in need and this is illustrated by the Community Service Volunteer Program where staff donate their time and wages to help local community groups. Visit www.tradies.com.au for more information.
Are committed to surf safety and have been central to developing SURFHERO. Each run programs for kids, volunteer activities, competitive sport development, surf safety research and promote active and healthy lifestyles. We encourage schools and the community to book programs provided by these organisations. Check them out via the links on our Partners page here.
These are surf education based companies that provide programs that schools (particularly those not in the Sutherland Shire) may like to take advantage of. These businesses are provided adverting space on SURFHERO in order to promote surf education opportunities. Check them out via the links on our Other Providers page here.