Inktober 2021

Claire Wee has inspired me to take on #Inktober this year.  I'll be following the illustration suggestions by @FurryLittlePeach .  My approach to this is that I'll be using a Hp Tilt Pen on my touch screen Hp Spectre to create black line illustrations. These illustrations are made available on in a Google Drive file so that others can download use them as colouring in sheets or add their own creative touches, making it a collaborative experience. 

Surfers Rescue 24/7 Free CPR and Board Rescue Course

Surfers are in the water dawn until dusk, 365 days a year and are often first to respond and assist in emergencies.

Surfing New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia with the support of their respective state Governments, are giving surfers the opportunity to do a free CPR and Board Rescue Course with the Surfers Rescue 24/7 program.

Sparked by a need to cover the gap between patrolled beaches and remote beaches in an effort to reduce deaths from drowning. Surfers Rescue 24/7 is a free Board Rescue and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) course for all surfers and recreational water users.

It provides vital training to assist in an emergency situation and could ultimately help save a life. The Surfers Rescue 24/7 program aims to minimise this risk through the provision of free training to the surfing community. They have identified board rescue techniques that may prove to be crucial in emergency situations. Tailoring the course to surfers and recreational water users who could use their surfboard or boards as a rescue tool.

I grew up in and around the water, have worked as a pool lifeguard, and been a volunteer surf lifesaver. I know first hand the importance of not only knowing CPR but knowing how best to conduct a rescue. I personally think that the 'Surfers Rescue 24/7' course being delivered in select states of Australia is a fantastic program. Although I have up-to-date CPR and First Aid qualifications and years of experience under my belt, as a surfer and kayaker I have taken part in the Surfing Victoria Surfers Rescue 24/7 online course and passed. It was good to brush up on my skills and surf knowledge.

For more information or to register, please head to:
  • New South Wales:
  • Western Australia:
  • Victoria:
  • Due to the current climate in Victoria regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, Surfing Victoria has made the SURFERS RESCUE 24/7 program available online. To provide a similar education and training experience to their physical courses and activation, you can now take part in this free Board Rescue and CPR Course from wherever you like via your desktop/laptop, tablet or phone.