Your Bondi Surf Club Surfer – 29 June 2018

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The Bondi Surfer No. 68

29 June 2018

Intro & Welcome

Events & Reminders

Key Dates

  • NSW Pool Rescue Championships – 14-15 July
  • Early Bird Membership Fees End – 15 July
  • Annual General Meeting – Sunday, 22 July
  • Non-Renewed Memberships Archived – 31 July
  • Australian Pool Rescue Championships – 3-5 August
  • Pilates – schedule in the Mind Body App

Find more information on the club Facebook page.

Vale Allan Scott

With great sadness, The Surfer writes of the passing of Bondi SBLSC Life Member, Allan Scott.

Allan has been a constant and valued member of our Club since 1960, holding numerous board, committee and officer positions. Allan will be remembered not only for his dedication and contribution to the Club, but also for his entertaining and often passionate blogs on all things Bondi. His regular ‘Unreliable Histories’ features brought the Club’s rich history to Surfer readers for many years.

The funeral will be held today:

Friday 29 June, at 1.00pm
St Mary Immaculate Church
45a Victoria Street, Waverley

There will follow:

A celebration of Allan’s life, from 2.00pm
The Drift Bar, Ravesis Hotel,
Hall Street, Bondi Beach

Allan’s wife Jane, his brother Bob, and Allan’s children knew how important the Club was to him and they knew how much he was loved by many members of our Club. Many of us will remember his dry sense of humour, incredible memory and love of the ocean, especially his wise advice to all in the surf – "Take the big ones, they aren’t dumping"

Our deepest condolences.

2018/19 Season Membership Fees

Membership fees should be paid before our AGM on Sunday, 22 July 2018. Memberships not renewed by 31 July 2018 will be archived and access tags deactivated.

This Season, fees allow for reduced gym fees for active members. To alleviate some of the burden of a slight SLSA membership increase, the Club will subsidise part of the cost, if you renew membership on or before 15 July 2018. Click on the button below for details of our Early Bird pricing and a guide to the renewal process!

2018/19 Membership Details

Marketing & Sponsorship

Member Benefits

Great discounts from our lovely local businesses

Check out all the businesses offering Bondi Members’ discounts here.

Local business owner? Join our Member Benefits program.

Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Merchandise


Silver Medalion Beach Management

Registrations are open for interested and eligible Club members who wish to attend this course. Priority will be given to members with a minimum of three years patrolling experience, or persons assuming Patrol Captain responsibilities for next season.

Please sign up for these courses through the higher awards page – but please recognise there are limited places and the courses close fast.

SMBM2 – Award Course July – 23, 25, 30 July 2018
SMBM3 – Award Course August – 20, 22, 27 August 2018

Both courses will be held at Branch Office, 16 Murra Murra Place, Little Bay

NOTE: if you are contemplating this course please first complete the Online theory course accessible through the portal – this is a mandatory pre-requisite to register.

First Aid

Does your First Aid expire next Season? Get it done over winter. All Patrol members should have this. It’s also great for parents, or anyone seeking first aid and resuscitation skills.

Tuesday 24 July (Full day)
Saturday 28 July (Full day)
Location: Bondi Surf Club

Courses 2018-2019

We need your interest and registration now for courses over winter and next summer, so book now below!

Book Now for Winter and Summer Courses



As preparations for our 2018/2019 progress we would like to remind you of the requirements and ask you to add some important dates to you diary now.

2018/2019 Season registration begins on 1 August and ends on 22 September 2018

2018/2019 Proficiency Information
We have advised many times of the increase in proficiency swim qualifications for next season. Please see the proficiency criteria information and use it as a guide for the level of swim competency your child will need to achieve to qualify for their age group in season 2018/2019.

We do not accept swim certificates as proof of competency.

Every child must attend one of two available proficiency swim dates, so please add them to your diary now.

Saturday 8th September – 1-4pm

Sunday 23rd September – 9am – 1pm

There will be NO other swim dates available.

Booking details for these dates will be available with the registration information in ​August 2018

​At this stage ​we expect that EVERY child is enrolled in and attending swimming lessons as swimming competency is an extremely important part of the safety of your child when in the surf.

​Other dates to add to your diary now

Sunday 14th October 2018- 1st Day 2018/2019 season​

Thursday 18th October 2018- 6pm- Parent Induction ​meeting

All enquires to nippers


We are currently seeking an organised, motivated and experienced person to support our Nipper program at Bondi Surf Club.

Part Time, paid position, with an average of 25hrs/week. Hours will increase in summer months including some Sunday mornings and some weekday evening meetings.

Flexible working conditions including working from home.

Strong administration and office support skills required including Google systems.

Experience working with sporting clubs an advantage.

Immediate start preferred.

Paid WWCC required.

Email CV including experience and referees to

Applications close 30th June 2018 5pm

Community News

The NSW Australian Lifeguard Service (ALS) is recruiting for the 2018/19 season

The ALS encourages Club members to apply. There will be more than 330 positions available across all contract areas:

  • Lifeguard Supervisors
  • Seasonal Staff
  • Casual Staff

Information regarding all positions & qualifications is available online at the Australian Lifeguard Service website. Applications close Friday, 10 August 2018.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Australian Lifeguard Service on (02) 9471 8000 or via email:

Find Available Positions and Forms



If you have an interesting article concerning a member, past or present, please direct them to digital

Photo submissions: ​photos

Phone: +61 2 9300 9279
Fax: +61 2 9300 9596

Office Bearers 2017-2018

  • President Jacob Waks
  • Deputy President Josep Font Sadurni
  • Director of Administration Jim Kornmehl
  • Secretary Marissa Saunders
  • Deputy of Administration Leo Hyde
  • Director of Education Brent Jackson
  • Deputy of Education Kristy McIntyre
  • Director of Finance Alex Nothling
  • Deputy of Finance Jonathan Fyfe & Manuel Vlandis
  • Director of Junior Activities Scott Ryan
  • Deputy Director of Junior Activities Jason Juma-Ross
  • Director of Lifesaving James Rogers
  • Captain of Life Saving
  • First Aid Officer Shauna de Launey
  • Gear Steward Mason Kemeny
  • Radio Officer Dan Gillespie
  • Director of Mkt & Sponsor
  • Deputy of Mkt & Sponsor Andrew Hoggett
  • Surfer Editors – Thrusie Maurseth-Cahill & Barclay Rabbidge
  • Director of Surf Sports Dave Auckett
  • Deputy Surf Sports Nick Nezval
  • IRB John de Launey
  • Handicapper Peter Quartly
  • Member Services Holly Joshi
  • Welcoming Officer​Gary Emmerton
  • Masters Captain Gary Emmerton
  • Ski Captain Greg Byrnes
  • Board Captains Ryan Jenkin & Jason Taylor
  • R & R Captain Scott Ryan
  • Swim Captain Dori Miller
  • Surf Boat Captain Alexis Bell
  • Beach Events Iain MacFarlane
  • Ocean Events Organiser Dori Miller
  • Archives Officers Leo Hyde
  • General Manager Helen Jenkinson
  • Senior Club Office Admin Mac Navarrate Balart
  • Facilities Manager Pat Moore
  • Youth Captains Steven Hackers & Louise Santos
  • Nipper Secretary Narelle Moore
  • Nipper Finance Manuel Vlandis
  • Nipper Admin
  • OH&S Officer Leo Hyde
  • Publicity Officer John Blanch
  • Higher Awards Damon Somerfield
  • Social Secretary Joanna Robinson
  • Chaplain Marty Nezval
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