Sea Bright Ocean Rescue and Surf Rescue Team



2019 staff picture taken by Silvia Yang

 USLA Certified Agency

USLA Certified ARRT  (Rescue Team) 

 NSLA Certified Lifeguard Service

Monmouth County,  New Jersey

2019 Nipper Junior Ocean Lifeguards


Nipper Class 2019

22 Nippers completed over 70 hours of USLA curriculum based open water lifesaving training including medical CPR AED  training by the  AHA. These Junior Lifeguards culminated their 2 week training  course  with an extensive testing process including an open ocean 500 meter swim and several rescue scenarios. The Nippers who have qualified will sit the stand with our lifeguards for the rest of the season. 

LIFEGUARD LT Robby Hemphill- EMT makes early morning Rescue



The primary mission of Sea Bright Ocean Rescue is to protect the public and prevent drowning by providing a nationally accredited beach safety program utilizing exemplary modern lifeguarding techniques and water rescue procedures.

Sea Bright's 2019 Season Lifesaving Statistics - May 25th to September 3rd.

This summary covers 97  days of lifeguard services staffed by a roster of 18 ocean lifeguards and 12  Ocean Rescue Specialists  covering 2 public ocean front beaches, 1 private contracted ocean beach  and 2 river front beaches.

1.  Fatal Drownings (guarded and unguarded)     

2.  Preventative Actions   5,297          

3.  Water Rescue & Assists         97

4.  Major Medical Aid  (EMS)     33                 

5.  Minor Medical 1st Aid            83

6.  Missing Person (found)          17 

7.  Surf Rescue Team ARRT  Activation  68

8.  RWC Water Rescues:             4          

9.  Vessel Boat Assists:                 6  

10.  Code-X (mutual aid)              1           

Sea Bright Ocean Rescue is a municipal lifeguard service........

With a daily crew of  2-3 roving lifeguard supervisors, 10-15 ocean lifeguards as well as a dedicated technical rescue team, SBOR provides protection for two public beach areas within the boro and responds to 2.5 miles of privately lifeguarded and unguarded public beach. In addition our Ocean Rescue supervisors and 7 additional  lifeguards oversee aquatic safety  at two public river front beaches  in the Highlands and one private beach in Sea Bright. 

After-hours our USLA certified (ARRT) Surf Rescue Team 43-88 responds throughout the boro and along with Sea Bright Fire Rescue provides  automatic aid for water rescues and critical medical emergencies within Sandy Hook National Park and for the surrounding town's such as the Highlands and Rumson.  Our rescue team is sometimes called  to neighboring boros to assist in the search and recovery of missing swimmers who are presumed drowned, otherwise known as a Code-X. 

Recurrent Lifeguard Test 2019


Lifeguard Operations


Information about Sea Bright's lifeguard services as well as reactive rescue and medical response capabilities.

Surf Rescue Team SRT 43-88


Sea Bright's multi-departmental 24 hour ARRT aquatic  rescue response team specializing in high surf rescue,  rapid underwater search and rescue medical aid/evacuation, and drowning resuscitation. 

Rookie School and Ocean Lifeguard Training


2019 Job Announcement for Rookie Ocean Lifeguard and River Safety Lifeguard.

Learn more about our lifeguard training and certification program.

Junior Lifeguard Program


The Sea Bright Junior Lifeguard program is truly a drowning prevention program and it is the pride of our agency. In 2018 we had well over 250 registered JG's that participated in our water safety and drowning prevention courses. 

Lifeguard Competitions #tourneyseason


Click on the button below to learn about our small crew competition team led by  Sgt. Andrew Rooney 

2018 Ocean Rescue Relay Boro Invitational Information 

Beach Safety and Warning Flag Criteria

 Information about rip currents, Designated Swim Areas, prohibition of sand holes and flag system

Beach warning flag system and vital water safety information. 

Our Partners in life safety


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Ocean Rescue Headquarters

Sea Bright, New Jersey, United States

Beach Office (732) 747 - 1524