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Surfing and visiting the beach are almost an every day occurrence for locals and visitors in Newcastle. Attendance at Nippers Classes (early education for volunteer surf life savers) is huge, with one local Surf Life Saving Club having over 600 children registered for training.

Surfrider Foundation Australia’s Hunter Branch stages numerous events focussed on enhancing the City’s coastal environment, and the Foundation’s work is supported by Coastcare, Dunecare and Landcare groups, all who volunteer their time to see Newcastle’s coast protected.

Newcastle is also covered by a network of surf cams which showcase the City to the World.

Cameras at Nobbys Beach, Newcastle, and at the Bar Beach/Merewether stretch provide live high quality vision to anyone eager to go to the beach, and there are a number of excellent surf web sites covering the City as well.