lifesaving

2016-17 NSW CHAMPIONSHIPS, Blacksmiths Beach, Swansea-Belmont

Mar 15, 2017 NSW State Championships 2017- Blacksmiths Beach, Swansea/Belmont Opens Pointscore – Bondi-22nd from over 75 clubs, Masters Pointscore -Bondi-3rd from over 80 clubs Last week saw massive seas hit the coast causing dangerous surf conditions and the suspension or cancellation of some water events for the Masters and Opens Surflifesaving Titles. Well done […]

Nippers U13 Development Camp Review by Grace Hefferan

Dec 08, 2016 Last weekend I, along with seven other Bondi nippers, had the privilege of attending a camp for selected U13 nippers along with 70 other kids our age from eleven different surf clubs that are part of Sydney Branch. The aim of the camp was to improve our skills in surf lifesaving, in […]

The Doctor Race Report

Dec 07, 2016 Team Bondi Race Report World Ocean Ski Race = The Doctor Perth Saturday 26th November 2016: https://www.facebook.com/ken.wallace.au/videos/541483112728664/ You wouldn’t believe it …! The only real reliable thing is Western Australia is the 1.30pm cooling wind they call the Fremantle Doctor. Well the basted Doctor decided to have a flexiday! Defiantly another one of Western Australian […]

Bondi Surf Club 2016 Legends Lunch – by Adam Nezval

Oct 28, 2016 Legends Lunch reviewed The fifth annual Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club Legends Lunch, sponsored by the Royal Oaks, Double Bay, was held at Dolton House, Pyrmont, on Friday October 21. To coincided with the original inception of the Legends Lunch, the day was themed around the athletes who represented Australia at […]

Bondi Surf Club Annual Legends Lunch – Fundraiser – October 21st 2016

Oct 12, 2016 Bondi Surf Club Annual Legends Lunch is back in 2016 with a huge number of stars from the Rio Olympic Games – including gold medalist Chloe Esposito (Modern Pentathlon), silver medalist Cameron Girdlestone (Rowing), bronze medalist Shane Rose (Equestrian) and Jess Thornton 400m relay runner. The Olympians will be joined by NSW Blues […]

Life Saving Season Figures

May 12, 2016 Our 2015/2016 Year to Date No’s: Years on Duty: 109 Members: 1332 Patrol hours: 14,475.75 *Rescues: 410 *First aid and preventions: 6077 *No. beach goers ~ 440531 *Stats are not a true reflection of actual figures but based on patrols who take the time to complete in the log book

Bondi Surf Club Building Works

Feb 01, 2016 30th January 2016 Over several years, a Building Sub-Committee has been working towards the Clubhouse development component of the club’s Mission Statement developed by a previous Board of Management under President Andy Winters which reads: “The Bondi Surf Bathers Life Saving Club Board of Management wishes to maintain and develop the traditions […]

1997 – Radio National Transcripts: The Sports Factor

– Friday, October 17, 1997 Surf Lifesaving Amanda Smith: This week, the Surf Lifesaving Association of Australia celebrates the 90th anniversary of its foundation. And so The Sports Factor is plunging into the past and present of this unique facet of Australian culture. Surf beach atmos. Douglas Booth: Australians really militarised the beach. They were […]

1990s – Xmas day at Bondi “Orphans Christmas”

1990 – 1999 While most Australians are enjoying opening their presents on Christmas day and relaxing with their family a group of special people are preparing for their busiest day. It has become the tradition for large numbers of tourists (30,000 plus) separated by distance from their families, to congregate with their countrymen on Bondi […]

1960s – This R&R Life Part 2

May 13, 2017 Unreliable History This (R&R) Life: Part II Our fabulous and famous R&R coaches, Harry Nightingale and Mick Cooksley, were sharp-eyed and unrelenting in forcing us to do everything in the same way and at the same speed. We spent many, many hours practicing it all — before and after school or work, […]

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