Surf club stars

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TOP can­di­date 2018: Lukas Har­ris, Puke­hina Surf Res­cue

Top Men­tor 2018: Ge­or­gia Eldridge, Waihi Beach Life­guard School Best at­ti­tude 2018: Sam Cox, Pauanui Surf Life Sav­ing Club

Some of the skills the young life­guards learned: ■ Set­ting up he­li­copter land­ing zones and safety around he­li­copters.

■ An in­tro­duc­tion to SAR (search and res­cue).

■ Nav­i­ga­tion and res­cues from rocky ar­eas, and en­ter­ing and ex­it­ing the wa­ter around rocks.

■ Tube and board res­cues.

■ Com­mu­ni­ca­tion while un­der pres­sure, team­work and lead­er­ship.

■ How to re­quest help from, and work with, ex­ter­nal agen­cies.

■ Re­in­forc­ing and build­ing on first aid skills. ■ Scan­ning and sur­veil­lance.

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