Your Easter Weekend Bondi Surf Club Surfer – 19 April 2019
The Bondi Surfer – Bondi Surf Life Saving Club Your update on all things Bondi Surf Club!
The Bondi Surfer No. 88
Easter and ANZAC Week 19 April 2019
Photo: Busy week ahead. Bondi LifeSavers are on Patrol through the long weekend and on ANZAC Day. Thrusie Maurseth-Cahill
Intro & Welcome
Congratulations to our surf sports competitors, coaches and managers for the last Season. There were some great results during the Season including another 1st place at National Championships for our Masters competitors (3 in a row).
This Sunday, we will be conducting the Club’s Anzac ceremony in the Hall prior to the surf race. Please meet in the Hall just before 10:30am for the ceremony. Then we will walk down to the beach for the race.
The Gala Ball is only a few weeks away. It’s a great way to celebrate the end of Season in style. Tickets are still available. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a night out with other members.
Every fortnight, this newsletter is completed and sent out by Thrusie, who has been editor since early 2017. In the next few months there will be a change as Thrusie heads overseas with her family for an opportunity, and will need someone to look after the Club’s newsletter. It will assist if you have some design skills and it is only a few hours a fortnight to plug in the stories that everyone sends you. Please contact the office on infoif you are interested, and Thrusie can assist you to understand what’s needed.
Lastly, two more weeks left for the surf race, so come down on Sunday morning for a swim. It’s always good to mix with other members on the start line then go round at your own pace. If you are nice to Peter, he may help you with your handicap. Just ask Martin Greenberg on Sunday morning for some tips. He is off at go now, whereas Courtney Date has to wait on the beach for longer than 4 minutes to start his race.
See you on the beach,
Events & Reminders
Lifesaver’s Labyrinth on the beach – 19 April
Pre-dawn New Beginnings gathering – 21 April, 5:45am
ANZAC Ceremony in Club Hall – 21 April, 10:30am
Blue and White Ball ticket sales close – 22 April
Bondi Blue Water Challenge – 28 April
Gold Medallion Assessment at Cronulla – 28 April
Blue and White Ball – 4 May
Nippers Season 2019/20 Registration Opens – 1 August
Local Supply are our new sunglass sponsor. A couple of weeks ago the Local Supply team came down to see us in action and gifted some of our patrolling members with some new sunnies from their SLSA range.
This is just the beginning of our partnership and we look forward to have them on board for next Season.
To celebrate this partnership they’ve given us an exclusive offer of 20% off their entire range until 30 April. Use the code BONDI20OFF at checkout.
Clubbies, our charity donation box will be at Grill’d Bondi Junction tills until the end of April. So pop in and supports us over the holiday week!
We are a ‘Local Matters’ partner with Grill’d this month. Every burger sold comes with a token that you can pop into our Bondi club box. At the end of the month, we will get a donation, and the more votes we have, the higher the gift!
Also, look for the Bondi sticker in windows of local businesses that offer great Clubbie discounts!
Don’t’ forget to check out the Member benefits poster in the Club to discover new businesses supporting us.
The 2018-19 season came to a nail biting conclusion at the Australian Masters Championships at Broadbeach, QLD. Bondi retained top place by 3 points over the powerhouse clubs Kurrawa and Northcliffe. The team brought home 14 gold, 9 silver, and 10 bronze medals.
Simon Nothing: 40-44 surf race, 40-44 2km ocean swim
Mal Allen: 45-49 surf race
Dori Miller: 45-49 surf race, 45-49 2km ocean swim
Juliann Desjardins: 30-34 iron woman
Maddi Blomberg: 3-34 2km ocean swim
Christie Krenkels: 50-54 2km ocean swim
110 yrs surf team: Maddi Blomberg, Fiona Nay, Robyn Hill
150 yrs surf team: Dori Miller, Laura Thurtell, Christie Krenkels
150 yrs taplin relay: Dori Miller, Louise Santos, Laura Thurtell
40-44 board rescue: Fiona Nay, Robyn Hill
45-49 board rescue: Dori Miller, Louise Santos
Other than the wind blowing up a storm and creating havoc with the waves, all is well in sunny Bondi.
We always try to innovate. This Sunday, Sam and Siobhan set the buoys, and we swam right to left to take advantage of the rip and bank. No one complained and we had some good racing.
John C and Martin G were down, but out of the water. John has had another delayed decision with his battles with the sun and has lost a little skin and what was underneath it. Martin, well the perils of going skiing in the cold.
Siobhan got three of her Cadets to race. Out of a Patrol of thousands, she led by example; many others followed. In the scheme of things, that is all that one can ask.
I was having a coffee with John R Sunday morning. He tells me he will be back racing next season , and to his latest training aid (a pacemaker) those in B Grade do not have anything to worry about. He has set his sights on A Grade. Let’s all wish him well. If you see him in the water, keep out of his way or expect to be run over.
A Grade saw Dori at her best, in the third and final round of the Jack Cox. In a very determined swim that blitzed the field, she brought cheers from the crowd as she powered up and over the finish line. Susan, our very compact pool swimmer with the Amateurs, came in second after mastering a good shoot over the bank and ploughing into the shore. She beat out a strong JP, whom we do not see enough of.
In B Grade, we saw Mary beat out a strong field, with Paul not stopping for a wave and coming in second. Mark was hot on his heels and finished just ahead of Courtney (who as back marker, has an amazing swim).
Cadets saw three competitors go around. It was great to see. Mary got a double with Tom having a close tussle with Lazlo.
Only two weeks to go! Come down and have some fun, have a natter with your mates and get wet. The water’s great.
To encourage you, next week everyone will get an extra point for starting.
3 consecutive races & no placings = – 15 seconds.
5 weeks & three races & no placings = – 10 seconds &
Over 5 weeks & three races = – 5 seconds.
Attend & race cancelled = +2 points.
Also, allocated special race days where everyone gets an extra point for starting.
Spinal Management 3 hour course – 27 April
Silver Medallion Beach Management at Little Bay – 24/26 June/1 July
Any questions regarding Higher Awards? Call Neil 0432 268 217 or email higherawards
Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) Training
Bondi Surf Club is committed to providing a safe, fair and inclusive environment for everyone associated with our Club, free from harassment and abuse for everyone, promoting respectful and positive behavior and values.
The Club has a number of members trained as Member Protection Information Officers (MPIOs) who provide a safe and professional way to raise any concerns or complaints. An MPIO is responsible for providing information about members’ rights, responsibilities and options to a member making a complaint or raising a concern, as well as support during the further process.
Surf Life Saving Sydney is running two MPIO face-to-face training courses in May: