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KIDS MAKE WAVES AT NOBBYS BEACH

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Children with autism and aspergers were making waves at Nobbys Beach today. Hundreds of families with children living with the disorders turned out for the annual Surfers for Autism event. Read More »

ENVIRONMENTAL MISSION ARRIVES IN NEWCASTLE

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Two sailors on an environmental mission from Brisbane to Sydney arrived in Newcastle today, and their first port of call was a beach clean-up at Nobbys. More than 50 kilos of rubbish was collected by 15 volunteers. The campaigners will take part in a marine pollution-focused exhibition and movie premiere at Newcastle Museum tonight. Read More »

AUSTRALIANS ALL REJOICE AT PATRIOTIC TWEED CELEBRATIONS

Australians all rejoiced today, and the Tweed was no exception. Strong winds and rain didn’t deter most Australia Day revellers from enjoying the great outdoors… while others were welcomed as new citizens of a not-so-sunburnt country. Read More »

SURF LIFE SAVERS RAISE RIP AWARENESS

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Rips are the number one cause of coastal drownings in Australia, but would you know how to spot one? Today, visitors to Shelly Beach got a lesson in surf safety, including what to do if they ever find themselves caught up in a deadly current. Read More »

SURF SHOT 06/01/14

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Surf shot taken at Dixon Park Beach this morning. Read More »

ANOTHER SHARK SIGHTING AT BLACKSMITHS

Another shark sighting has closed Blacksmiths Beach this morning, according to Beachwatch NSW. It’s the second shark sighting in a week. Merewether & Redhead Beaches are also closed due to dangerous surf. Read More »

MODERN SURF CLUB OPENS AT BIRUBI BEACH

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Birubi Beach is now home to one of the most modern surf clubs on the Hunter coast. The $4.9-million redevelopment opened last week, after eight years of lobbying, just in time for the Christmas holidays. Read More »

LOCAL LIFESAVERS RECOGNISED

Merewether Surf Life Saving Club has been awarded Rescue of the Month by Surf Life Saving NSW, following a dramatic rescue of two people last month. On November 13, two swimmers were brought back to shore in rough seas, a rescue that saw four lifesavers contend with messy and dangerous surf conditions, one dislocating a finger. rescue Read More »

BOY DIES AFTER SHARK ATTACK NEAR COFFS HARBOUR

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A teenage boy has died after being attacked by a shark at Campbells Beach near Coffs Harbour. The bodyboarder was pulled from the water just after 2pm. Swimmers performed CPR on the boy until ambulance crews arrived, but he died at the scene. A spokeswoman for the Ambulance Service said the teenager had gone into cardiac arrest because of his injuries and could not be revived. Read More »

BODYBOARD WORLD CHAMPS DROP INTO NEWCASTLE FOR BOOGIE FEST

A month after two current world champions were here for Surfest, today two of bodyboarding’s best were in Newcastle for Boogie Fest. Brazil’s Isabella Sousa did her best to put on a show in small conditions. The Pro Women were just one of the divisions, with junior events and Pro Drop-knee also in the water. South Africa’s Sacha Specker proved stand up riders don’t get all the perks. Read More »

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