45 minutes – All Students

During the colder winter months SSC lifeguards attend schools for an interactive surf safety talk which involves a lifeguard coming to your school.
The talk is accompanied by a DVD and PowerPoint presentation and covers all safety information needed to stay safe while visiting the beach.
The talk is free to all Sutherland Shire schools.

Topics covered include:

  • Safe and Unsafe swimming areas
  • Beach setup
  • Dangers including rocks, rips and marine stingers
  • Wave formation and wave types
  • Lifeguard and Lifesaver identification

All instructors are lifeguards employed by Sutherland Shire Council who have had child protection screening and have extensive
knowledge of surf safety. They have a minimum of Bronze medallion and advanced resuscitation.
Qualifications as well as having passed physical testing protocols.

The resources used include a Surf Education manual, foam surfboards and resuscitation manikins supplied by council.


Booking Form

The link below contains the current surf education booking form. and-Lifeguard-Hire


The link below contains the current surf safety presentation as a PDF.

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Contact Details

Surf Education Office. Phone: (02) 8522 2100