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SURF & RESCUE

PROJECT PROMOTES WATER RESCUE THROUGH SURFING IN THE PORTUGUESE BEACHES

This project is the result of a partnership between the Portuguese Surf School Association (AESP) and the National Lifesaving Institute (ISN), aiming to strenghten the connection between surfing and lifesaving.

It is common knowledge that Surf Schools and Coaches play an important role in the safety and rescue around the beaches in Portugal, as well as the whole surfing community. In fact, these are some of the main agents of safety out of the bathing season. However, many surfers do not have the proper knowledge of rescue techniques, first aid and Basic Life Support, and in most cases these rescues are not registered.

It is based on the knowledge of this reality that the National Lifesaving Institute (ISN) and the Portuguese Surf School Association (AESP) established this cooperative partnership that resulted in the creation of the Surf & Rescue training , as well as a rescue report . 

SURF & RESCUE TRAINING

For: Surf Coaches and other members and workers of Surf Schools and Clubs;

Workload: 7 hours;

Assigns: 1.4 credits for the renewal of IPDJ coaching certificates;

Goal: Give Surf Coaches and workers the necessary skills to assist in the rescue and safety of people at risk in the Portuguese beaches.

 

SURF & RESCUE RESCUE REPORT

This is a form destined to not only Surf Schools, but for all surfers, who are involved in rescues and lifesaving situations in the Portuguese beaches.

The data coming from this form will be part of ISN’s yearly lifesaving reports in the country, highlighting the role of the surfing community.