Sail GP Sydney - February 2019

Sail GP is a new global sports series that is redefining the sport of sailing, featuring advanced cutting edge technology and athleticism. With speeds of over 50 knots and boats that are engineered to be identical the racing is super close with heart stopping racing giving fans an amazing on board experience.

Our Commercial Diving Team were engaged to provide support in the event of any incidents on the water including collision, capsize and underwater entrapment - which gave the athletes more confidence to do what they do best!

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Westpac TV Commercial

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Logistically this was the biggest job that Pro Guarding has been involved in. Not only were we called upon for our Water Safety and Paramedical services but we were heavily involved in scouting for locations with the help of local abalone divers that we had used on previous jobs. Using GPS and depth sounding equipment to locate a reef to anchor the submerged sailing boat to was very challenging due to the extreme weather and surf conditions. Once we had the location locked down and managed, it was Pro Guarding’s job to keep in close contact with the production company by providing up to date weather and surf forecasting reports leading in to the shoot. This unique job also required us to work very closely with emergency services including local Marine Rescue as well as the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.

I have had the pleasure of working with Kobi, Aaron & the Pro Guarding team on several occasions, most recently on a large Westpac TVC, which was filmed approximately 3km off-shore. The job was a massive logistical feat, which was approached & executed by Kobi & the team with professionalism. Their knowledge of the water, wind & swells together with their Surf Lifesaving skills were fundamental to the smooth running of the job. It was reassuring to know we were in very capable hands & were confident in heeding their advice when necessary & working together for a successful shoot. I would highly recommend Pro Guarding for any water safety jobs & look forward to working together again soon.

Celia Tulevski – Production Manager

Superfoiler Grand Prix 2018 Series…

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SuperFoiler brings together aerodynamics and hydrodynamic excellence to create the fastest foil-borne machine of its size on the planet. With speeds on the water of 45knots and the real risk of collision in the race environment the dangers to the crew are obvious and Proguarding were required to provide water safety and paramedical support at each of the events last year. Our Jetski’s were a huge asset to us in keeping up with these awesome speed machines!

Renault Sport Formula One Team Ride The Waves Down Under…

When Pro Guarding was assigned to this job we knew we were up for a challenge. Lets face it a formula one car rigged on to a large surf board and being towed behind a jet ski in the ocean was a recipe for disaster. But with an experienced stunt co ordinator and our team of skilled ocean operators the seemingly impossible became possible.

Pro Guarding also assisted the production company with up to date surf and weather forecasting both on the preparation day and shoot day.

For this unique TV Commercial job we supplied 2 Lifeguards, 1 Jetski and 1 Media Boat and Operator.

 

Virgin Mobile

From day one, Pro Guarding was on the scene working side-by-side with stuntmen, co-ordinators, and the production crew to assure the safety of everyone involved in some high risk stunts. With rescue swimmers in the water, two water safety boats and one boat for the camera, the crew got the shots they needed under the watchful eyes of our top notch team.

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Storm Surfers Documentary

Storm Surfers is a documentary that was filmed over a duration of 5 years which showcased big wave legends Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones chasing huge ocean swells all around the world. Proguarding took on a considerable challenge and delivered in keeping everyone involved in the production safe from the dangers of the huge waves and also the extreme weather situations that were encountered along the way.

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“Storm Surfers have used the team from Pro Guarding for the last six seasons. I’ve taken these guys to the most extreme locations in the southern ocean and asked them to keep the Storm Surfers team safe and they’ve never let us down. Pro Guarding have a strict safety plan in place for each location we visit to ensure everyone comes back in one piece. I have no hesitations recommending them for any water safety or life-guarding position. The guys from Pro Guarding are some of the best watermen on the planet.” – Justin McMillan (Co-Director Storm Surfers)