Your Bondi Surf Club Surfer – 10 August 2018

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City 2 Surf Edition – 10 August 2018

Intro & Welcome

This Sunday is one of our main fundraisers. We will need some help to ensure it is a success. Please see the details below to register your name and the time you can help out.

There are often people that wish to join our Club who can’t complete their Bronze Medallion but still want to be a part of our Club. There is a membership type called Associate membership for these situations. It does cost more, but it is available for any of your family or friends that wish to join the Club who can’t be a patrolling member. Please contact the Office if you know someone who is interested.

One of our newest members, Anna Darby, has put her hand up to run the social side of the Club. I know how much everyone used to enjoy the trivia nights, the theme parties and other activities that were put on. We are looking to plan as many events as possible this year to keep you mixing and getting to know your fellow members. We need more people to assist Anna … this might be anything from running an event to just helping promote one when needed. Email Anna on

Just over seven weeks remain until the first Patrols. This means the annual proficiency test is on, too. Every patrolling member needs to complete the session, which generally goes for a few hours and includes a run-swim-run, rescues, rescuscitation and those dreaded signals! Make sure your brush up on your skills. The dates will be published soon. It needs to be completed before 31 December. (If you hold other awards such as ARTC or Gold, you will need to complete one for these awards, too.)

See you on the beach!

Jacob Waks
Club President

Events & Reminders

Key Dates

  • City 2 Surf – CLUB CLOSED; BBQ FUNDRAISER ON! – 11-12 August
  • Nipper Registration Is Open for 2018/19 – 1 August to 22 September
  • Gear off limits for inspection – 31 August to 1 September
  • 7th Annual Legends Lunch – 26 October, 12.15pm

Find more information on the club Facebook page.

Photo: Tim Read. The Club will once again be an official City2Surf First Aid site.

It’s City2Surf weekend

The Sun Herald City 2 Surf is one of the club’s biggest fundraising days, and Fairfax media have once again hired our clubhouse as a First Aid area.

For security and patient privacy reasons this requires exclusive access. Therefore, Bondi SBLSC members will not be able to use any part of the clubhouse from 11.00am Saturday 11 August to 5.00pm Sunday 12 August. Please do not store your bags in the change rooms for race end. Access will not be possible.

Thanks for your understanding and GOOD LUCK to all our runners.

Urgently needed: You ….

This is a call to action for City to Surf BBQ duties this weekend.

We need as many volunteers as possible to help out for as long or as little as you can manage this Sunday – 12 August 2018.

Our annual City 2 Surf BBQ is a major fundraiser for the Club. From Associates to Nipper parents and every membership in between, we appeal for your loan of extra hands if you possibly can help.

We have five shifts available:

5.00-6.00am, 6.00-9.00am, 9.00am-12.00pm, 12.00-3.00pm, 3.00-5.00pm

Jobs include:
BBQ- Cook food
Cashiers – Handle money transactions (adult position only)
Runners – Work with a cashier to fill orders
Stockists – Keep drink and sauce levels up
Preparation – Prep food to be cooked/ served
Set up/down – Clean up and put away

(Set up starts on Saturday. Please email manager if you can help Saturday)

Remember, many hands lighten the load. Your contribution makes a big difference. A successful day to get our new season off to a great start.

Thank you (in advance)

Choose your shifts on our City2Surf BBQ team here!

Your 2018/19 Season Membership

Membership fees were due before our AGM on Sunday, 22 July 2018. Memberships that were not renewed have been archived, and access tags have been deactivated.

2018/19 Membership Details

Mark it in your calendars

The 7th Annual Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club LEGENDS Luncheon will be

Friday, 26 October – 12.15pm
Doltone House, Darling Island Wharf, Pyrmont

More details to follow…

Our Gym: Rule Refresher

Each day our Club gym is used by many members.

To maintain an atmosphere in which all members feel comfortable, please take a moment to remind yourself of our gym rules. In particular, gym equipment is to remain in the gym at all times. Members are not permitted to store personal equipment in the gym (or elsewhere in the Clubhouse).

Gym Rules

1. Non-financial members and members who have not purchased gym membership are not permitted access to or use of the Gymnasium.

2. All members must wear t-shirt/singlet, shorts and shoes.

3. A towel must be used to protect floors and equipment.

4. Equipment and mats must be wiped down with the provided disinfectant after use.

5. Weights are to be replaced in racks and no equipment is to be removed from the gymnasium.

6. Damaged, broken or missing equipment should be reported to the office.

7. A child under the age of 13, whether or not a member, is not permitted access to or use of the gymnasium .

8. A member under the age of 15 years may not use the gymnasium unless accompanied by an active adult gym member.

Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in offenders having their gymnasium and/or membership privileges cancelled.

Collect your gear before Gear Inspection Day

Our annual gear inspection is fast approaching. We always use this time to spring clean and ensure all Surf Club gear (ATV, IRB, Education, FA, Patrol, Radios) is in working order, recorded, and in its proper place.

This year, it will happen on 1 September. All gear will be off limits from 4.00pm on Friday, 31 August and 11.00am on Saturday, 1 September.

Unfortunately, we do not have the space to accommodate personal items other than in the paid storage racks or by prior agreement with board and ski captains. Any non-surf club craft and equipment found during the clean up will be removed from the Club. This will include private boards stored above the surf boats and the surfboards left in front of the paid storage racks. Similarly, personal equipment is not to be stored in the changerooms or gym areas. Please collect your private craft and equipment as soon as possible


Courses 2018-2019

We need your interest and registration right away, so book now below!

Book Now

Marketing & Sponsorship

Thanks and kudos, Harris Farms

Huge thanks and a big shout out to the team at Harris Farm!

They’ve donated all the fresh produce to the Club for our annual City 2 Surf BBQ fundraiser. Harris Farm have always been the first to put their hand up whenever we need to fundraise. They also supply goods for our weekend BBQs over the summer.

We are incredibly grateful for all their donations. Don’t forget to tell them how much we appreciate it when you pop in to our local Harris Farm store!

And it gets better…

Harris Farm have led the way recently by banning plastic bags in all their stores around Australia – what an awesome achievement – congratulations!

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


Nippers registration is now open!

You can now register your aspiring lifesavers for Nippers and their swim proficiency!

‘Absolute Must’ Swim Proficiencies will be on two dates only in September:

Saturday, 8 September – 1.00-4.00pm
Sunday 23, September – 9.00am – 1.00pm

Use this helpful proficiency criteria information as a guide for the level of swim competency your child needs to qualify for their age group. (We do not accept swim certificates as proof of competency.) All enquiries can be sent to

Your registration and proficiency information is here

Community News

Free tickets to Game of Games

Warner Bros. are giving Sydney Surf Life Savers free tickets to Ellen De Generis’ hit show Game of Games!

Follow this link to select any of the Daytime Sessions and enter promo code SLS



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 Marissa Saunders
  • Deputy of Administration Jim Kornmehl
  • Director of Education Brent Jackson
  • Deputy of Education Kristy McIntyre
  • Director of Finance Alex Nothling
  • Deputy of Finance Thomas Wetula
  • Director of Junior Activities Narelle Moore
  • Deputy Director of Junior Activities
  • Director of Lifesaving James Rogers
  • Captain of Life Saving Belinda Hartmann
  • First Aid Officer Shauna de Launey
  • Gear Steward Michael Delaney
  • Radio Officer Dan Gillespie
  • Director of Mkt & Sponsor Brett Pattinson
  • Deputy of Mkt & Sponsor
  • Surfer Editors – Thrusie Maurseth-Cahill & Barclay Rabbidge
  • Director of Surf Sports Dori Miller
  • Deputy Surf Sports Nick Nezval
  • IRB Paul Thompson
  • Handicapper Peter Quartly
  • Welcoming Officer​Almog Koren
  • Masters Captain Gary Emmerton
  • Ski Captain Greg Byrnes
  • Board Captains Ryan Jenkin & Jason Taylor
  • R & R Captain
  • Swim Captain Nick Nezval
  • Surf Boat Captain Pat Moore
  • Beach Events Chris Cooper
  • Ocean Events Organiser Dori Miller
  • Archives Officers Leo Hyde and Peter Quartly
  • 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 Shein Wang
  • Nipper Admin
  • OH&S Officer Leo Hyde
  • Publicity Officer John Blanch
  • Higher Awards Damon Somerfield
  • Social Secretary Anna Darby
  • Chaplain Marty Nezval
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