Ride the Wave

Ride the Wave

Ride the Wave is a diversity and inclusion program which works towards increasing relationships, respect and understanding between the broader community and those already familiar with surf lifesaving and its associated activities.

RTW 4A key objective of the program is to reduce beach fatalities and injuries among the State’s growing migrant and refugee population. Traditionally speaking, migrants, refugees and people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds have been over-represented in both national and state drowning figures and, as such, have been identified by aquatic safety authorities as a ‘high risk’ group.

The program is being run in three stages:

  • Training and education: consisting of classroom-based first aid and CPR training, and a half day of beach education.
  • Club membership: participants will receive a 12-month membership with a South Australian surf lifesaving club. They will be welcomed and mentored in the club and included in club activities.
  • LWC2018 Community Program: participants will be involved in the community programs run during the Championships, and opportunities to participate in the official Opening events.



Ride the Wave is offered completely free of charge, thanks to our Community Partners, and partner surf lifesaving clubs: Seacliff, Henley and Semaphore.

We welcome anyone who is interested in participating in the program – contact us for more information.

Read about our first beach safety day – The Advertiser/SA Weekend 10 March