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The Portuguese Surf School Association (AESDP) and the Instituto de Socorros a Náufragos (ISN) visited Machico, for yet another Surf & Rescue action, which took water rescue to Madeira's Surf Schools.

The most recent action of the “Surf & Rescue” initiative, which brings together the Portuguese Surf School Association (AESDP) and the Instituto de Socorros a Náufragos (ISN), took place last Wednesday at Praia de São Roque, with the support from Machico City Council. This was the second of a cycle of 2 training courses within a week, which began in Ovar, and which trained a total of 37 people to provide adequate support for aquatic rescue, thus aiming to reinforce safety on Portuguese beaches throughout the year.

The participation of surfers and Surf Coaches in rescues and rescues at sea is an increasingly present reality in Portugal and this action has contributed to empowering those on the front lines throughout the year, the Surf Schools, at the highest level. recent rescue techniques, first aid and Basic Life Support.

This unique project, by bringing together trainers from ISN and AESDP, allows participants to obtain knowledge of aquatic rescue and rescue adapted to the reality of surfing and, specifically, to the context of surf lessons. During the day, all participants learned and practiced rescue techniques with and without a board, basic life support and first aid.

This action took place throughout the 21st of July and had a large support from the Madeiran surfing community. Surf & Rescue had the support of the Municipality of Machico, which was represented by Councilor Alexandre Marques.

AESDP also informs that new Surf & Rescue actions are planned, which will be communicated in due time. Until then, all surfers who find themselves involved in rescues, must complete the Surf & Rescue rescue form, through the following link:


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