|The Bondi Surfer – Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Your update on all things Bondi Surf Club!
Intro & Welcome
See you on the beach!
Events & Reminders
Find more information on the club Facebook page.
Our Club’s Presentation Night will be held on Saturday, 12 May. We will be trying something different this year and holding it in the ballroom at Easts Leagues. Organise your tables, dress up and get ready to have a great night! Ticket cost covers 3 courses, and there will be a band. We expect the presentation part will be finished by 9.00pm, ensuring you have a few hours to let go and celebrate the end of the season.
Patrols – Season End
Our thanks to Bondi’s Patrol teams for another season saving lives on the nation’s busiest beach. Time for a well earned rest.
Marketing & Sponsorship
The Annex Bondi
Shop at The Annex Bondi and get 10% off.
Gallantway Digital Marketing Consultation
Matt Malcolm from Gallantway is offering club members a free consultation around digital marketing. Gallantway typically works with medium to enterprise-sized businesses, but Matt is happy to chat and answer any questions from club members.
Siobhan O’Toole – Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Merchandise
Silver Medallion Beach Management
Dates: 21, 23, 28 May 6.30pm-9.30pm at Little Bay
Looking to step up next season on patrols and manage the beach? Aiming to complete your Gold Medallion? Get this course done in the off season.
Final course opportunities
Places are still available for the ART course being held on 6, 8, and 10 May at the Club.
We will be holding a Spinal Course on 12 May from 12:00-4:00pm.
We would like to know if anyone would be interested in a First Aid course held over the winter, in July or August.
If interested in any of these courses, please email the Office.
Bondi captures Masters National Title again
Congratulations to Team Bondi for winning the Australian Masters Surf Life Saving Championships for a second year in a row!
The team made the trek cross-country to Scarborough Beach to compete in the Surf Lifesaving National Championships from 14-22 April. The week started off with the 2k ocean swim, with Bondi claiming 6 medals, including a bronze for Cormac Guthrie in Under 19, and gold for Dori Miller and Simon Nothling in their masters age groups.
By the conclusion of the Masters competition on Tuesday afternoon, Bondi had accumulated 26 gold medals, 26 silver medals, and 13 bronze medals. The local clubs fielded strong teams, but in the end, Bondi’s masters team sealed their victory by 151 points.
Standout performances included Laura Thurtell’s 9 gold and 2 silver medals, Dori Miller’s 6 gold medals, and Fiona Nay’s 3 team gold medals (her first in national competition). Simon Nothling took the gold in the tube race and the short board, bringing his total to 3 gold, 2 silver, and 1 bronze medal.
There were many outstanding races and results. Bondi’s Champion Lifesaver team showed its all-round talent coming home with it’s first ever Champion Lifesaver medals. Kirsty McIntyre won a silver medal in the 30-39 age group and Chris Cooper was 4th in the Open age group.
Our board riders brought home the Masters Champion Club Board Riding trophy. Congratulations to Anthony Carroll, Simon Nothling, and Chris Wight.
A special thanks goes to Ryan Jenkin, Gary Emmerton and the construction crew who built the fit out for the container. There were many who came to help with loading the container even though they weren’t competing. It’s great to have your support.
Congratulations to everyone who competed this season.
Masters Championships point score
Bondi — 398 points
Simon Nothling: 35-39 Male Rescue Tube Race, 30-39 Male Surf Board Riding, 30-39 yrs Male 2km Ocean Swim, 35-39 Male Surf Race
110 yrs Female Surf Team: Fiona Nay, Fiona Tschaut, Robyn Hill
Simon Nothling: 30-39 Male Malibu Long Board Riding
110 Yrs Male Surf Team: Simon Nothling, Simon Watkins, Chris Wight
Cormac Guthrie: Under 19 Male 2km Ocean Swim
170 yrs min Female Surf Teams: Lea Hill, Kristy McIntyre, Noelene Young
Blue Room Surf Races
Week 32 – 29 April
We finished the season with some 34 members making the trek down to the beach and enjoying a final swim of the season. The sun was out; the wind made it a lot colder than protected areas. The sea was a mixture of good, bad and ugly, with the occasional marine creature lurking. There were a couple of blue bottle stings (although only very minor).
It was good to see the Mighty Joe down on the beach. He was off to play Aussie Rules in the arvo. We look forward to seeing him next season, more often, at the races.
It was a fun morning. It was great to see a decent crowd come down to enjoy the camaraderie and say farewell to Raewyn and Peter. Raewyn and Peter have been a feature on the beach for almost twenty years. We will certainly miss them both.
Our next get together will be at Presentation Night. I look forward to seeing you all participating in what, from my perspective, has been a pretty good season.
Don’t forget, we will be doing it all again next season, so stick 10.30 on a Sunday morning from mid September as a date with the beach, water & mates at Bondi, where surf racing has a history as long as the Club itself.
September we start it all over again, with the first week of patrols.
Did you check the airway?
Proper airway management can mean a difference between the life and death of a patient.
Join us on 9 May at 7:00pm
She will discuss and demonstrate airway management, the options that the Ambulance or Helicopter bring with them.
This is the second in our series of guest speaker events and is free to all.
The Office will be operating on a winter timetable from this week, with Sunday dates and opening times to be confirmed.
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Bondi Surf Life Saving Club
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