Bondi Surf Club
Club, Competition, History
A history of the Stan Mac Relay
The 1942/43 surf season marked the inaugural running of the Stan McDonald Relay, a twenty person-a-side surf relay between Bondi and North Bondi surf clubs. The race is now in its seventy-fifth consecutive year and is one of Australian sports most revered rivalries. Stan McDonald, head lifeguard on Bondi Beach, and also commonly regarded as 'The King of Bondi,' initiated the relay between the two clubs in an attempt to enhance camaraderie between North and South. Stan was a member of both clubs and devoted 47 years of his life to the service of visitors to Bondi Beach.In 1933, Stan retired as a beach inspector and began the family business. Mac's Beach Hire provided deck chairs, umbrellas, surfoplanes, surf boards, and...
2016-17 NSW CHAMPIONSHIPS, Blacksmiths Beach, Swansea-Belmont
NSW State Championships 2017- Blacksmiths Beach, Swansea/Belmont Opens Pointscore - Bondi-22nd from over 75 clubs, Masters Pointscore -Bondi-3rd from over 80 clubs Last week saw massive seas hit the coast causing dangerous surf conditions and the suspension or cancellation of some water events for the Masters and Opens Surflifesaving Titles. Well done to all who competed in challenging 3-6 ft surf and thanks to our racing board legends who told of epic rides on 8 ft right handers peeling flawlessly off the groyne & island 100's of meters off shore. Bondi's women outshone its men, winning 28 of the club's 39 top-three placing medals. Bondi finished third in the Masters overall point score after winning it for the first time last...
Club, Competition, History
Stan Mac relay notches 75 years
Bondi and North Bondi surf lifesaving clubs will face off in the 75th annual Stan and Basil McDonald Memorial Relay, commonly known as the “Stan Mac relay”, on Sunday, March 19. The 20-person swim relay will be hosted by the Bondi club and a big contingent of supporters from both clubs are expected to cheer on the two teams at the beach from 2pm. Bondi has been set the task of returning to the winner’s circle for the first time since the 2011-12 season, with North Bondi winning the relay for the past four years. First held in the 1942-43 season, the relay, a symbol of supremacy on the famous beach, has been won 41 times by North Bondi and...
Club, Surf Race
Bondi Surf Club's Ocean Surf Race results (week 25) March 12th 2017
What a beautiful day to spend at the beach. The sky was blue, the sun warm and the surf was not too big (sunlike yesterday).A Grade saw Sebastian come in first with Scooby a close second. Jannicke came in a good third but as a first timer only got a point so Rob came in third. B Grade saw Elissa ooze in well in front of Tom who is swimming for the first time this season. Vera came in a good third. All the cadets swam in A Grade.