The jet ski as a rescue craft on the beach breaks of Brazil

TitleThe jet ski as a rescue craft on the beach breaks of Brazil
Publication TypeConference Paper
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsRomeu, B
Conference NameWorld Conference on Drowning Prevention
Date Published09/2007
PublisherInternational Life Saving Federation
Conference LocationPorto, Portugal
Other Numbers03-43

Objective: Speak about the utilization of the jet ski as a Rescue Craft  at the Beach Breaks of Brazil, compare to the utilization in Hawaiian waters for life saving and tow-in Surf. Compare the utilization of the PWC, Inflatable Boat and Helicopter for rescue in Brazil. Talk about the evolution of the Tow-in Surfing in Brazil and around the world, the problems and possible solutions! Do a demonstration of Rescue Craft Operation on the beach!

Material and Methods: Power Point presentation (using neuro-linguistic techniques to present the content)

Discussion and Conclusion: Open questions to the audience to get information about the use of the jet ski all around the world, new equipments and rescue technics, the advantages, problems and solutions about this issue!

Learning Outcomes
  1. To understand the use of PWCs for rescues in beach breaks.
  2. To understand the differences of using PWCs, Inflatable Boats and Helicopters for rescues and to draw conclusions regarding the benefits of how to use and integrate this equipments.
  3. To provide information about the problems and solutions with the practice of Tow-in Surfing in Brazil and help the Life Guard Divisions worldwide with ideas base on experience about this issue.
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