13 Aug 2018

Innovations in Surf Life Saving

From Nine To Noon, 9:41 am on 13 August 2018
The Sea Bob in action

The Sea Bob in action Photo: supplied

Surf Life Saving NZ is trialling a number of new devices that could help to save lives at the beach and in the sea.

Drones, motorised boogie boards and a remote controlled u-shaped buoyant ring. But with a limited budget, the charity has to carefully pick where to spend its money and which technologies are best suited to the New Zealand environment.

National Lifesaving Services and Education Manager Allan Mundy joins Kathryn from Mount Maunganui to talk explain the new technologies and what beach goers might see this summer.