Surf Rescue and CPR Classes in Half Moon Bay on Saturday & Sunday, June 28 & 29, 2008

SurfPulse announces Surf Rescue and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) class and benefit to be held June 28-29, 2008 in Half Moon Bay, CA. Proceeds from the event will benefit the local non-profit organization, Coastside Hope Community Assistance Center (www.coastsidehope.com).
SurfPulse and fellow sponsors- Pillar Point Harbor District, Half Moon Bay Fire Department, Event Savvy (www.eventsavvysf.com), K38 Water Safety (www.K38rescue.com), Liquid Militia Core Wear (www.LiquidMilitia.com), Surfco Hawaii (www.surfcohawaii.com), ZunaSurf (www.zunasurf.com), and the International Jet Sports Boating Association (www.ijsba.com) - will hold a Surf Rescue and CPR class the weekend of June 28-29, 2008 in Half Moon Bay, CA.

Participants have the option to take the complete 2-day course or the following segments:
  • 1) Surf Rescue, which includes how to assist conscious and unconscious victims in the water, help them to shore, stabilize a spinal injury, and other water rescue techniques;

    2) American Heart Association's "Friends and Family CPR," which teaches the Chain of Survival for adults, children, and infants, as well as the signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke, and choking;

    3) American Heart Association's "Heartsaver CPR is slightly more extensive than "Friends and Family CPR" and includes a course completion card for those that pass the written exam; or

    4) Students may take "Surf Rescue" and either "Friends and Family CPR" or "Heartsaver CPR."
The skills taught in these classes are excellent for surfers and other ocean enthusiasts to learn and refresh critical ocean safety skills. Learn basic life saving techniques to use on land and in the ocean. Students will learn hands-on ocean rescue techniques from professional water rescuers of Pillar Point Harbor, HMB Fire Dept., and K38 Water Safety. These instructors have done countless water rescues in dangerous surf conditions, including at Maverick’s. There will be at least one surprise/special guest that will share some tips and actual rescue stories. Also, participants and instructors will be invited to a dinner/party after the Saturday class.
Surfers are often involved in ocean rescues, and they're often the first people on the scene. However, having some basic rescue knowledge and skills can make the difference between you saving someone's life… and possibly endangering your own. Get prepared!
CLASS DETAILS FOLLOW:
Friends & Family CPR (1/2 day class)
The American Heart Association's CPR for Family and Friends course teaches skills in CPR and relief of choking (foreign-body airway obstruction). It presents information about the adult Chain of Survival and signs of heart attack, cardiac arrest, stroke and choking in adults. The class also presents information on pediatric infant and child Chain of Survival, signs of choking in infants and children, how to reduce risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), and prevention of the most common fatal injuries in infants and children. Visit or contact www.surfpulse.com for more information. Early registration is suggested.
Register here: http://activenet5.active.com/halfmoonbay/.
Instructor: Half Moon Bay Fire Department
Ages: 13+
Day: Sunday
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dates: June 29, 2008
Location: Fire District Office, 1191 Main Street in Half Moon Bay
Fee: $50
# Students: 24 max
# Students: 4 min

CPR Certification Class (1-day class)
Learn adult and child/infant resuscitation from people that save lives for a living- HMB Fire Department. This American Heart Association's "Heartsaver CPR" (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) course is for people who need or want CPR training and a course completion card (awarded after successful completion of the class and a written exam). This class is designed for the average person. This course is NOT for certification of healthcare providers. Visit or contact www.surfpulse.com for more information. Early registration is suggested.
Register here: http://activenet5.active.com/halfmoonbay/.
Instructor: Half Moon Bay Fire Department
Ages: 13+
Day: Sunday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Lunch break from 1:00-2:00 pm)
Dates: June 29, 2008
Location: Fire District Office, 1191 Main Street in Half Moon Bay
Fee: $65
# Students: 24 max
# Students: 4 min
Surf Rescue (1-day class)
Learn basic life saving techniques for use on land and in the ocean. Students will learn hands-on ocean rescue techniques from professional water rescuers of HMB Fire Dept. Surf Rescue, Pillar Pont Harbor, and K38 Water Safety. These instructors have done countless water rescues in dangerous surf conditions, including at Maverick’s. This class is tailored to surfers, but all ocean enthusiasts are encouraged! There will be at least one surprise/special guest that will share some tips and actual rescue stories. Visit or contact www.surfpulse.com for more information. Participants must be good swimmers and wear a winter wetsuit in the water (booties and hood are strongly recommended because we will be in the water for approximately 3 hours). Early registration is suggested. Minors must have written parent or legal guardian permission.
Register here: http://activenet5.active.com/halfmoonbay/.
Instructor: Pillar Point Harbor District, K38 Rescue, HMB Fire Dept.
Ages: 13+
Day: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dates: June 28, 2008
Location: Pillar Point Harbor in Princeton near the boat ramp
Fee: $60
# Students: 24 max
# Students: 4 min
Surf Rescue & CPR (2-day class)
Learn basic life saving techniques for use in and near the ocean. On Saturday, students will learn hands-on ocean rescue techniques from professional water rescuers of Pillar Point Harbor District, HMB Fire Dept. Water Rescue, and K38 Water Safety. These instructors have done countless water rescues in dangerous surf conditions, including at Maverick’s. The water portion of the class is tailored to surfers, but all ocean enthusiasts are welcomed! On Sunday, HMB Fire Department will teach American Heart Association’s 1/2 day “CPR for Family and Friends” and a full-day "Heartsaver CPR" (the latter allows certification). Students have the option to take either CPR course. Visit or contact www.surfpulse.com for more information. Participants must be good swimmers and wear a winter wetsuit in the water (neoprene hood, booties, and gloves are strongly recommended because we'll be in the water for approximately 3 hours). Early registration is suggested. Minors must have written parent or legal guardian permission.
Register here: http://activenet5.active.com/halfmoonbay/.
Instructor: Pillar Point Harbor District, K38 Rescue, HMB Fire Dept.
Ages: 13+
Day: Saturday & Sunday
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Saturday; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (Lunch break from 1:00-2:00 pm) Sunday
Dates: June 28-29, 2008
Location: Saturday: Pillar Point Harbor near boat ramp
Sunday: HMB Fire District at 1191 Main Street in HMB
Fee: $80
# Students: 24 max
# Students: 4 min
Proceeds to benefit Coastside Hope Community Assistance Center (www.coastsidehope.org)
Founded in 1976, Coastside Hope exists to offer basic life necessities with dignity and hope to all those making the San Mateo Coastside their home. Over 90% of every dollar given to Coastside Hope goes directly to goods and services for those in need. Without this support and the countless hours of time contributed by their many volunteers, they would not be able to continue to make the critical difference in so many lives.
2008 Surf Rescue & CPR Sponsors and Supporters:
Pillar Point Harbor District
Half Moon Bay Fire Department
Event Savvy (www.eventsavvysf.com)
K38 Water Safety (www.K38rescue.com)
Liquid Militia Core Wear (www.LiquidMilitia.com)
Surfco Hawaii (www.surfcohawaii.com)
ZunaSurf (www.zunasurf.com)
International Jet Sports Boating Association (www.ijsba.com)

Thank you for your support!