Bondi Surfer No. 95

Intro & Welcome

The season begins!  This Saturday the flags will be raised for another season.  Thanks to everyone who has worked so hard over the past couple of months to be ready for this day, especially the Lifesaving team who have had to raise two new patrols, integrate Patrol Logging and Swaps apps, setup new Patrol iPads and complete many other tasks in the lead to the season.  You will also see two Bronze squads already on the beach and massive numbers of new Nipper sign-ups.  Behind the scenes the Admin team welcomes Romy Meerkin to the Office. Marketing has secured many new sponsors, and rebuilt the website.  It is only a few weeks to the Legends Lunch and the Bondi to Rose Bay Ski Race.

During October we will also be developing and then sharing the overall club strategic plan.  A key input to the plan will be the Club survey, so please take a few minutes to provide your thoughts.

Brent Jackson

Events & Reminders

Key Dates

  • Patrol Season starts – 28 September
  • Sunday Surf Races start – 29 September
  • Nippers Season starts – 13 October
  • Surf Sports Training starts – Monday 14 October
  • Legends Lunch – 18 October
  • Bondi to Rose Bay Ski Race – 26 October

Find more information on the Club Facebook page.


Parliamentary Support for Our Club

On 21 August, our local MP Gabrielle Upton delivered a very strong statement of support for our Club in a speech to the NSW Parliament. You can read a full copy of the speech here.

Renewals and Payments

The 2019/20 membership renewals and payments are now past due. The security tags for members who have not renewed have been deactivated.

Members who are returning must renew memberships by 1 September to ensure our patrol numbers are allocated. If you have not renewed your membership please do so ASAP! 

Renew and pay your membership fees in your Members Area Account or contact the Office to arrange payment.

Men’s and Ladies’ Lockers are now available. Please register for a locker by emailing the office at Annual locker fees are $60 with a $10 one-off key deposit.

Marketing & Sponsorship

Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club has announced a line up of six major sponsors for their upcoming 2019/20 Nippers season kicking off early October.

The Club has secured Australian commercial television network Channel 10, along with renewing existing partnerships with Sydney City VW, Mammoth, Royal Oak, Sydney Roosters and Porebski Architects for another year.

First time sponsor Channel 10 has a significant history with the Bondi Surf Life Saving community, with their popular TV show Bondi Rescue running for over 10 years.

“The Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving community couldn’t be more proud to welcome Channel 10 officially to our club. It brings me great pleasure to see the Bondi Surf Club rashies sporting the Channel 10 logo around our beaches,” said Narelle Moore, Bondi’s Director of Junior Activities.

Podcast Coming This Season

Announcing ‘Bondi on Air.’ From the ocean waves to the air waves, we’re telling the stories of the people behind the iconic surf club we call home. Have a story to tell or know of someone who does? Email to discuss an interview.


The flags go up this weekend with Nightingale, Fletcher, Bassingthwaite, and Walsh patrols leading us onto the sand!

On behalf of the Board of Directors and the lifesaving team, we would like to wish all members the very best for the patrolling season.

Our captains, office and lifesaving team have been working very hard in the run up to the season start. Your support and encouragement has been outstanding.

Remember, we train hard in our education and fitness to protect and assist those that come to Bondi, so keep it up and build on it.

All the very best for the season, and if you need any support at any point, your lifesaving team and Club are here.

Patrols This Weekend

Saturday 28 September
8:30am-1:15pm    Nightingale
12:45pm-4:30pm   Fletcher

Sunday 27 September
8:30am-1:15pm    Bassingthwaite
12:45pm-4:30pm   Walsh


Higher Awards

There are plenty of great courses coming up. We need more members for Spinal and ART – minimum 10 required on the course – so rally your mates. Don’t forget swim trial dates are coming up for SMAR and Gold Medallion. You cannot be registered for either without completing the prerequisite swim times / courses. Gold Medallion swims have already completed by Mark Fabik, Kristy McIntyre, Charlie Allen and Neil Collins.

Book onto courses by following this link and clicking on “book in here now”.

Upcoming Courses

First Aid – 29 September
Spinal Management – 5 October
First Aid – 12 October
First Aid – 27 October
ART – Starts 9 November
First Aid – 10th November
SM Aquatic Rescue – Starts 19 November (Registration closes 25 Oct. Look out for swim trials)
Spinal Management – 23 November
SM Beach Management – 25 November (Registration closes 25 Oct)
Gold Medallion – 30 November (Registration closes 25 Oct. Look out for swim trials)

All Branch Circulars for course information can be found via the following link.

Any questions, email Neil Collins.


Summer Training starts Monday 14 October

No more excuses! Get yourself to the beach and get fit.

6:00 am: Ski with Greg Byrnes (Intermediate – Advanced)
7:15 pm: Pilates with Harries (all levels)

6:00 am: Ski with Greg Byrnes (Intermediate – Advanced)
6:00 am: Boards with Robert Chapman (Intermediate – Advanced)

6:00 am: Boards with Robert Chapman (Intermediate – Advanced)
6:00 pm: Beach Sprints

6:00 am: Ski with Greg Byrnes (Intermediate – Advanced)
6:00 am: Boards with Robert Chapman (Intermediate – Advanced)

6:00 am: Surf with Gary Emmerton (all levels)
6:00 pm: Beach Sprints

6:00 am: Ski with Robert Chapman (Beginner)
7:00 am: Craft training with Robert Chapman (all levels)

New time for Pilates with Harries

Starting Monday 14 October, Pilates will start at 7:15 pm.

Cost: $10 for all participants. Non-members are welcome so bring your friends.

2019 Bondi to Rose Bay Ocean Race

Greg Byrnes and his team are organising a fundraising ski paddle race from Bondi to Rose Bay. It’s supported and assisted by Shark Island Paddlers (SIP) of Rose Bay. For more information go to the event Facebook page.

Bondi Blue Water Committee needed

We’re looking for a few volunteers to help with the organisation of the Bondi Blue Water Challenge in February. If you’d like to help with event organisation. email Simon Smith, Race Director.


This Sunday 29  September is the first Bottles of the Season! Come down from 5pm to celebrate the beginning of the season!

Member Benefits

For great Clubbie discounts, look out for the Bondi sticker at friendly local businesses!

Clubbie Discount participating businesses post this sticker

Don’t forget to check out the Member Benefits poster in the Club to discover new businesses supporting us.

Director of Marketing, Sponsorship and Merchandise


Office Hours
Monday – Friday 9:00am-4:00pm. Closed weekends and public holidays.


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

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

Office Bearers  2019-20


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