The first of the Surf Safe awards Surf Safe 1 begins to get a little more specific in its lessons introducing a number of new topics.

Participants will identify adults at the surf clubs they can ask to help them, in Ecosurf they focus on water conservation and in sun safety the spotlight is on the consequences of skin damage. Participants learn about rips, recognising unsafe behaviours and relating these areas to preventative actions. Resuscitation is introduced for the first time with an opportunity to experience CPR on a manikin. Rescue techniques are also introduced for the first time as participants learn to use body boards to assist distressed swimmers and experience rescue tubes.

Surf sports skills focus on entering and negotiating the surf on a board and beach relay baton changes.