Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club

No Lives Lost at Bondi Beach

Month: December 2021

Yesterday the Club held a Chri

Yesterday the Club held a Christmas lunch for all-comers. We served more than 100 meals in the Blue Room and outside on the back deck and sent 50 more to a homeless shelter in Surry Hills at the end of the day. Enormous thanks must go out to @ourbigkitchen and @harrisfarmmarkets for supplying food to feed so many.
To Sebastian Cassie for organising the day, to chef @edwardtutaki who showed up early and took charge in the kitchen, to Club members Romy Meerkin, Peter Magdas, Lucy and Guy Alder and Dan Rosado who helped out along with so many others who answered our call for volunteers, thank you too!
Days like these show what a great community Bondi Surf Club is part of!

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Merry Christmas With Love Fro

Merry Christmas
With Love From Bondi

The generosity of our community, Surf Club members and local businesses has shone through yet again! Our Giving Tree is positively heaving with gifts for those less fortunate which will be distributed at our Christmas lunch and afterwards.

Everyone will receive a hamper too thanks to Kathmandu, Bondi Wash and many others.

We look forward to seeing you all later this morning. Again, if anyone is able to help out, please come down and join us!

Wishing you all a safe, joyful and happy Christmas Day!

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot L

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas …
The Blue Room is looking very festive ahead of tomorrow’s Christmas lunch, with decorations generously supplied by Chas Clarkson Christmas & Illumination!
Everyone is invited to join us and, if you can’t be there for any reason, you can still contribute by leaving a gift under the Giving Tree in the Main Hall right up until Christmas morning.
If you have time to spare and are keen to help out, come down on the day for set up (8-11am), lunch and entertainment (11am-2:30pm) or clean up and pack down (2:30-4pm).
We’re looking forward to a great Christmas Day, welcoming everyone to our Club for a special meal and entertainment (all free).
Come down and be part of the fun!!!
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Christmas at Bondi This year

Christmas at Bondi

This year the Surf Club is hosting Christmas lunch for all-comers in the Blue Room.

You’ll notice plenty of activity around the Club in coming days. From today the food will be arriving and we’ll be starting to decorate and set up.

We’d love your help! If you can’t be there on the day but would like to contribute to this great community event, feel free to place a gift under the Giving Tree in the Main Hall up until Christmas morning. If you have time to spare and are keen to help out, contact organiser Sebastian Cassie on He’ll get back to you via email with all the details this week.

Or just come down on the day and join us.

We need helpers for:
* Set up (cooking, preparing the food and setting tables) – 8am-11am
* Lunch and Entertainment (serving food, sitting, chatting and sharing the meal) – 11am-2:30pm
* Pack down (clean up and packing everything away) – 2:30pm-4pm.

We’re looking forward to a great Christmas Day, welcoming everyone to our Club for a special meal and entertainment (all free).

Come down and be part of the fun!!!

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Christmas Bottles and Bronze G

Christmas Bottles and Bronze Graduation

Tonight’s Bottles (19 Dec) is the final one of the year and it’s going to be huge!

Almost 80 new lifesavers are graduating and joining our patrols for the busy holiday season. BM1 and BM2 have completed their eight-week training course, the one-week Lightning Course completed their course this week and a large group of SRCs completed theirs last Tuesday. Come along to Bottles, introduce yourselves and welcome them to the fold.

With Christmas only days away, there’s also a caroller coming to sing acapella for us in the Main Hall along with our special Surf Club Santa on his throne so you can make your Christmas wishes and take that holiday snap. The action kicks off at 5:30pm with treats for the kids, and pizza and music from 6:30pm.

Upstairs, the Blue Room is open from 5:00pm. Given that summer has finally arrived this week, we’ll be opening up the back deck so you can enjoy the sunshine and there’ll be plenty of room for everyone. Graduations will be on from 6:30pm. Then there’ll be music and dancing to celebrate as we head into the silly season on the beach.

Come along and join in the fun. See you tonight from 5pm!

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Well done all with a busy day

Well done all with a busy day today!

Days like today make you very proud of every section of our great club.

So good to see all the Nipper crews having a great day with a special guest visiting, and a busy BBQ

Big kudos to Educations trainers and assessors completing the Bronze and SRC courses for a record number of candidates, who will join patrols in time for summer holidays.

Meanwhile the lifesaving patrol was treating a dislocated shoulder and keeping an eye on the growing crowd of a hot day, while IRBs and boards provided water safety.

Marketing have a large boxing activation this morning and will have Bottles and Bronze Graduation this evening.

While all this activity was buzzing, we had Dave Sharma MP visiting to see the ski, IRB and new motor funded from federal grants, along with funding support from a donation from John Rantzen and sponsorship from Adam D’Angelo’s Niche Tenant Advisory

If you have some great photos from across the day post them in the comments so we can capture all the energy!

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*******BOTTLES UPDATE*********

*******BOTTLES UPDATE************

In light of the number of COVID cases reported in recent days, the Board has decided to scale back Bottles celebrations this Sunday. There’ll still be graduations for our first two Bronze groups. There’ll still be great food and drinks from 5pm in the Blue Room. There’ll still be music and dancing afterwards. But Surf Club Santa’s appearance and carols in the Hall will no longer go ahead.

The Blue Room, balcony and deck will all be open for those wishing to attend. Make sure you have your proof of vaccination (the Blue Room will be checking) and stay away if you’ve been pinged as a contact or if you have any symptoms,

We want everyone to enjoy a happy, healthy and safe Christmas and to ensure we are able to protect those who’ll be spending time at our beach over the busy holiday period.

Meet our member Rozanne Green

Meet our member Rozanne Green who is an inspirational surf lifesaver and athlete. She is a highly accomplished runner, swimmer and ski paddler and now at 62 is taking on another new sport in an OC6 (Outrigger Canoe 6).

She also leads Bondi’s Silver Salties and has been instrumental in setting it up and leading the walking groups. The Silver Salties created a wonderful biography for Roz. Please click the link below to read more.

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Our new Surf Lifesaving Austra

Our new Surf Lifesaving Australia yellow patrol shirts have an Ampol logo on the arm – but Ampol has been concerned with improving beach safety for a long time, as seen in this article from the Bondi Surfer from 1962. Ampol commissioned a colour movie to showcase surf lifesaving techniques with the aim of educating the general public in resuscitation methods.

You can see more of the Bondi Surfers from the 1950s and 1960s here

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