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Notice April 17, 2018: REMINDER - Patrollers Drink & Club Presentations

5:00pm Saturday 28th April – Bar Open From 5:00pm.
· free drinks for Club Members will be from 5:00 – 7:30pm
· DJ Mal Smith playing from 7:30 – 10:30pm bar will still be open for purchased drinks.


All club members are encouraged to attend.
The beer & wine have been ordered – free to Club Members only;
nominations for various awards have been received;
100% Patrollers are confirmed;
and the swim handicap series is done & dusted.

Come along and enjoy a drink and a meal as the club thanks you its members, including patrollers,
bar volunteers, boutique volunteers, trainers, Nipper Age Managers, Nipper water safety & Nipper board managers,
Ocean Swim helpers and all our club members who contributed in other ways to ensure another wonderful season at Broulee.
Come and congratulate the award winners, and say thank you to the committee and your club mates for another successful season.
Well done Broulee!

Notice April 17, 2018: U2 Achtung Baby Tribute Show At The Tomakin Sports & Social Club - Saturday 26th May

Get your tickets now for the U2 Tribute Show at Tomakin Sports & Social Club on Saturday, 26th May 2018 from 8:00pm.
Tickets are only $15 each and are selling fast.
For more information go to:

Notice April 17, 2018: Swimming News

The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet Every Sunday 9:00am (Meet on the Beach).
Our regular Sunday swims continue at South till the end of April at 9:00am,
with a shift to North most likely from the beginning of May.

Be seen in PINK.
Pink singlets are available from the Club Boutique.
Any High Vis Singlet Acceptable.

Notice April 17, 2018: Reminders

  • Reminder PARKING IN THE SURF CLUB COMPOUND - show extreme care!
    Drive no faster than walking pace & pedestrians have right of way at all times.
  • South Brou Café
    Opening hours:
    Monday - Sunday: 8:30am - 2:30pm
    Friday Night: 5:30pm - 7:30pm (Club Bar Open Upstairs from 6:00pm)
  • Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge - 28th April 2018
    Register from Friday 23rd February at:
    or follow us on Facebook.
  • Tathra SLSC Paddle Clinic - 5th & 6th May 2018
    Contact Nick Huggins - 0417 010 965 or email:
  • Slipstream Double Ski For Sale $300 - available to view in the gear shed.
  • Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) Course A SMAR Course is scheduled
    to be run at Bermagui on the weekend of 14th / 15th of April.
    If you are interested, please email Wendy at
  • Two Important Dates to Keep Clear In Your Calendar
    * Saturday 28th April - Club Presentation & Patrollers Drinks (More Info to Follow).
    * Saturday 28th July 5pm. BSSLSC Annual General Meeting.
  • Club Bar Open Friday Nights From 6:00pm.
  • Sunday Swimmers.
    Sunday Swimmers - The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet on the Beach at South Broulee At 9:00am every Sunday.

Notice April 17, 2018: Community News

Notice April 10, 2018: Far South Coast Paddlers News Winter Ski Series Back For Another Season

It's back!
The 2018 Winter Ski Series is back for another season.
Dates for the series are:
Saturday 12th May - Tomakin Boat Ramp (2nd weekend in May to avoid the paddle clinic in Tathra)
Saturday 2nd June - Nelligen
Saturday 7th July - Moruya River
Saturday 4th August - Narooma
Saturday 8th September - Tomakin (Final Round)

The start time is 8am on the water, there will be a 7.45am briefing before each round.
Please make sure you are a NSW Paddle Member or at least an associate member of a Surf Club and life jackets are compulsory.

Looking forward to seeing you all at Tomakin!
Far South Coast Paddlers

Notice April 5, 2018: Friends Of The Callahan Family (From Moryua SLSC)

Please Note.
A service of Thanksgiving will will be held for Liz Hallahan (Moruya SLSC Special Nippers Co-ordinator)
on Saturday 21st April, 11:00am at the Moruya Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
After the service there will be a get together at the Moruya Golf Club.
Mike & Family

Notice April 5, 2018: South Coast Surfboat Series Report

The final round of the series has been conducted and the outcome for Broulee was fantastic.
In the overall series the Club represented by 4 crews came third overall.
The first two places were North Cronulla and Bulli who were represented by 10 crews each and are the strongest Surf boat clubs in NSW.
North Cronulla has 20 crews in training and going to the Aussies.

First - North Cronulla - 925 points
Second - Bulli - 430 points
Third - Broulee - 347 points
Fourth - Wanda - 297 points
Fifth - Batemans Bay - 268 points

In the 10 racing divisions, Broulee were represented by Masters Men and Women, Open Women and Reserve Grade Men.

Masters Men crewed by Morgan Freemantle, Jeff Dunne, Steve Moore and Pete Shaw came first with 12 crews in the division.
Broulee had 126 points with Mollymook on 104 and Narooma on 86 in the next two places.

Masters women crewed by Belynda McNaughton, Susan McKeag, Robyn Trenton and Vikki Fischer came first with 4 crews in the division.
Broulee had 120 points with North Cronulla on 105 and Mollymook on 58 points in the next two places.

Open Women crewed by Annie McAppion, Jackie Jones, Jaymi Matthews and Claire Forbes came fourth in their division on 83 points.
First was Wollongong City on 110 points, next North Cronulla on 96 and Bulli third on 95 points.

The Reserve men rowed three of the 4 rounds were crewed by James Flick. Marty Vant, David Hodgen, and Brendan Matthews
came 7th on 62 points in a 13 crew division.
Batemans Bay came first on 123 points followed by Warilla on 105 and Cronulla on 89 points.

All crews were swept by Gary Pettigrove.
Congratulations to all Broulee crews at the South Coast series.
Gary (Boat Captain)

Notice April 5, 2018: Expressions Of Interest In UAV Training

SLSNSW Branches have recently been asked to submit expressions of interest in potential future UAV operations within each Branch.
To gauge the level of interest within FSC, the Branch is asking if you or anyone you know, is interested in undertaking training to pilot UAVs.
If interested, email us at
- start a new email to to let us know.
Please also Cc: our club at

You dont have to be a patroller to take the training, its open to anyone who is interested, even people who aren't currently members.
There are no specifics around the training at this point but an indication of commitment involved
is that the last course was run over 2 weeks.

The cost was covered by SLS but participants had to take the time off work or studies.
Email us with your name and club by COB on Wednesday, 11th April, if you're interested.

At this stage, it is not known which branches or clubs in NSW will be selected for the UAV operations,
but in order FSC to be considered we are pulling together a business case and a list of interested members will assist.

Notice March 28, 2018: Tathra SLSC Paddle Clinic - 5th & 6th May 2018

Tathra is hosting a paddle clinic with Olympic Kayaker Peter Scott & Dean Little from Interceptor Surf Skis.
See Paddle Clinic (.pdf, 676Kb)

May 5th:
9am - 12pm - Beginners and Junior Paddlers Clinic:
Aimed at those starting out in surf or flat water paddling with Peter Scott and Dean Little.
1pm - 4pm: Interceptor Surf Ski Demo afternoon: Dean Little from Oceans Playground will be on hand
for you to test paddle the Interceptor ski range at Tathra SLSC - Free event open to all

May 6th:
9am - 12pm - Squad training clinic aimed at competent beginner paddlers to advanced on technique and stroke correction
with some personal one on one time with Peter and Dean.
1pm - 4pm - Coach the Coach Sessions: for surf clubs to structure their paddling and training sessions through the season.
Open to all interested in gaining knowledge in coaching and training at all levels.

Who: Peter Scott & Dean Little
What: Paddle Clinic - Ski & Kayak
When: 5th & 6th May 2018
Where: Tathra SLSC Andy Poole Drive
Bookings: Limited numbers so get in early
Cost: $40.00 for the weekend (BYO Lunch and Refreshments)
Equipment: BYO Surf ski/ ocean ski/ kayak and paddle, PFD and wet weather gear

Contact Nick Huggins - 0417 010 965 or email

Notice March 28, 2018: Companion Animal Management Plan 2015-2019 & Flying-Fox Management Plan

Please see attached correspondence regarding the above for your consideration.
Companion Animal Management Plan (.pdf, 150Kb)

Deborah Lenson
Divisional Manager Environmental Services

Notice March 21, 2018: NSW Boater Survey

Transport for NSW has launched a Boater Survey to better understand
the way people use their boats and watercraft on NSW waterways.
This represents an opportunity to help Transport for NSW and Roads and Maritime to identify key issues facing the boating public.
Results from the survey will help design programs that deliver more accurate
and efficient outcomes in safety, services and infrastructure to the boating public.
Please click here to complete the survey, it will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.
Completing the survey also puts you in with a chance to win a
Kannad Safelink sportpro+ GPS EPIRB and GMEGX800 Hand Held Marine Radio (combined value over $1,100)
or 1 of 10 L150N Auto Inflatable Pro Fit lifejackets (valued over $145 each).

Notice March 15, 2018: Record Numbers For Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

A perfect South Coast day; beautiful sunshine, a pleasant 23 degree water temp, no wind,
a nice small wave, a large sand bar which made the wade longer, great company and friends, and a large gathering.
We had 330 swimmers - a record for the swim.

Special thanks to Darren Phillips and Hotondo Homes our major sponsor.
Please see Darren about your next home.

Congratulations to:
Callum Elliott (18 min 41 sec)
Katie Drydan (18 min 55 sec)
who swam the 1.4km to win the open divisions.
Very fast swims indeed.

I would like to thank the organising committee of the Broulee Surf Club and the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association,
and for the many club members who came down to give a hand with setting up,BBQ, Bar, for making this event happen.
Also a big thankyou to all the water safety people who did a fantastic job on and off the water.

Here are a few comments from some swimmers:
"Thanks for another brilliantly organised event with glorious weather – you really do run a top event."

"Huge thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it such a success."

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your team of helpers.
My friends and I all had such an enjoyable swim... a memorable time.
It was all so well organised and the volunteers all so helpful, efficient and cheerful."

"It was our second Broulee ocean swim and we are planning to make it a yearly tradition."

"Felt great for the rest of the day and good to see all the smiles!!"

"Thanks for the great swim, Gary!
I'm already looking forward to next year's."

Notice March 15, 2018: Hotondo Swim A Zero Waste Event

In a first for this event and and we believe anywhere, Anita Doherty from Bay Physiotherapy,
organised donated plastic cups from around the community to help make this event a zero waste event.
The cups will be washed and stored for next years swim and there were ZERO plastic cups taken to landfill.
I would like to thank everyone for donating cups,
helping at the drink station and for being enthusiastic about the "reduce and reuse" strategy.
A great initiative Anita, well done.
Bay Physiotherapy and Pilates:

Notice March 15, 2018: Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge is back for 2018

Entries are now open for Batemans Bay Paddle Challenge to be held on 28 April 2018, see link below.
There will be 3 race distances, with 26 categories for competitive paddlers including
K1s, K2s/doubles, Surf Skis, Ocean Skis, OC1s, OC2s and SUP for both males and females.
The main event is a monster 26km marathon race between the Batemans Bay and Nelligen bridges and return,
with a cash and prize pool for the top two in each of the male and female categories in the main events.

On the day there will be on-shore entertainment, canoe polo demonstrations, a novelty boat race,
beach volleyball, our cozy bonfire and spectacular fireworks on the Clyde River.

Challenge yourself and be part of this amazing event.
Register from Friday 23rd February online by vising our website: or follow us on Facebook.

Notice March 15, 2018: Coastal Issues Survey

Surf Life Saving Australia have released a survey designed to identify large-scale,
regional coastal issues as lifeguards and surf lifesavers experience them.
It is not club or council-based, and the data will be unidentifiable.
The survey does not contain any operational questions, rather focusing on understanding coastal problems.
The information will be used to identify the current and future issues that lifeguards
and surf lifesavers observe and will feed into a strategic plan to address these.
The survey contains 10 questions and should take about 5 minutes.

Notice March 15, 2018: Layne Beachley Foundation Aim For The Stars Scholarship Program

The Layne Beachley Foundation Aim For The Stars Scholarship Program is now open for applications.
The program offers a $4,000 scholarship opportunity for Australian females aged 12 years or older
who have initiative, passion and are committed to achieving a dream in their field of choice.

The closing date for applications is 31st March 2018 and winners will be announced on 1st July 2018.
The applications and guidelines can be accessed here.
More information is also available via Memo:
Layne Beachley Foundation Aim For The Stars Scholarship Program.

Notice March 15, 2018: Membership has its Perks

Not only is Holden committed to flying the flag for Surf Life Saving Australia,
but they are also treating you as a surf lifesaving member some ‘swell’ Members Offer’s.

To celebrate the new three-year partnership with Surf Life Saving Australia, Holden want to welcome you to the Holden family!
Whether you need a Colorado to fit the surfboard, an Equinox to pack in all the little nippers
or an Astra to zip from the café to the beach, we have you covered.

As a member of Surf Life Saving Australia, you have access to exclusive discounts across the Holden range*.
You’ll even get the latest warranty, roadside or servicing offer at no additional cost, depending on your choice of Holden^.
Just present your member certificate to the dealer, before commencing your purchase.
It's that easy.

What do I need to do?
1. Print and fill out your member certificate on the members portal.
2. Head into your local dealer.
3. Choose your model.
4. Purchase your new Holden.

Notice March 15, 2018: Silver Medallion Aquatic Rescue (SMAR) Course

A SMAR Course is scheduled to be run at Bermagui on the weekend of 14/15 of April.
This course has been attended by a number of our club members in the past
and they describe it as one of the best SLS Courses they have attended.
If you are interested, please email Wendy at

Notice March 7, 2018: Trivia Night A Huge Success

Last Saturday night the Social Club ran a terrific Trivia Night.
Lots of questions had people stumped, but it was amazing the cr#!* some people knew.
Thank you to our Social Committee for organising such a fabulous night, with lots of great prizes.
Thank you to our host, Pete Haselden, who organised some great party tricks;
our quiz master, Kevin McManus who posed some perplexing questions;
our Round Girls, Penny McManus & Vicki Haselden, who spiced up the night in their sexy gear;
and our wonderful Duty Managers Michelle Dubois and Cherise Walker who provided outstanding service at the bar.
A great night everyone, thank you!

Notice March 7, 2018: Reminders For All Patrollers - Patrol Captains Please Note

The following general reminders have been sent out by the FSC Branch.
We aren't guilty - but a useful reminder anyway.
* Wearing of Lifejackets in the IRB at all times is compulsory.
* Radio Channel 3 is for emergency use only (not ordering lunch).
* Patrollers need to have a current drivers license and be inducted to operate the ATV
(Patrol Captains can induct new drivers in the use of the ATV and then forward
the drivers name and car license number to the Club Secretary at
* For Nippers - the Water Safety ratio is 1:5.

Notice March 7, 2018: South Coast Boat Series

The fourth and final round of South Coast Surfboat series is on 17th March at Shellharbour.
Four Canberra based Broulee Surfboat crews swept by Gary Pettigrove are competing in this series.
The points score after three rounds has the Broulee Vets men and Vets women in first place,
the Capitals open women in third place and the reserve men in 7th place after they missed round 1

Well done to the Broulee Surfboat crews and best of luck in the fourth round.

Notice February 21, 2018: A Big Thank You To:

* Vicki Haselden has been the club's grants application writer for the past few years.
Through her efforts, we were successful in acquiring funding for the club's new shed, the club extensions
and numerous other smaller amounts such as the new fridge used in the bar.
The club thanks Vicki for her time, skill and effort in achieving these great outcomes for us.
Thank you also to Clare Forbe for agreeing to take over this very important role for the club.
* Bethany Williams was the instigator and driving force in forming the Canberra based Broulee Nippers group.
She has decided that it is time to step aside and let others take over the decision making for the group.
We thank her for her hard work and congratulate her on what she has achieved as without her this program would not have occurred.

Notice February 15, 2018: Congratulations Callum Elliott FSC Junior Lifesavers of the Year 2018

FSC Branch SLS is excited to announce our Junior Lifesavers of the Year 2018.
Congratulations to Ava Weymans from Moruya and Callum Elliott from Broulee Surfers, our winners this year.

Callum will do an exceptional job representing Broulee and our Branch at the selection
of the SLS NSW Junior Lifesaver of the Year in Sydney in April.
Well done Callum, well deserved.

Notice February 15, 2018: Blue Ringed Octopus

Picture of a blue ringed octopus taken at the rock pools at Broulee Beach recently.
All patrollers need to be aware that the blue ringed octopus is prevalent in our waters and what to do if someone gets bitten.
Signs and symptoms of blue-ringed octopus bite Blue ringed octopuses secrete a nerve toxin in their saliva.
Their bite is usually painless, but the person bitten will feel numb around the mouth, tongue, face and neck
and will feel tight in the chest and may have difficulty breathing.
Respiratory failure occurs eventually which leads to death if the person is not resuscitated.
Most of the time, the victim is aware, but unable to move or respond
* Follow DRSABCD
* Call SURFGUARD urgently (Rescue-Rescue-Rescue) for an ambulance - medical help is needed as fast as possible.
* Pressure immobilisation bandages should be applied, using a broad pressure bandage and splint on the affected limb.
* Stay with the person, reassure them and keep them still.
* Assisted or artificial respiration may be needed.
* Person will need transfer to hospital – prolonged artificial respiration is often required until the effects of the venom wear off.

Notice February 15, 2018: Local Supply SLS Sunglasses

Local Supply have teamed up with SLSA to produce a collaboration pair of sunglasses designed for patrol use by lifesavers.
Featuring the iconic red and yellow SLSA club cap on the outside arms and Surf Life Saving Australia on the inside arm.
For every pair of Patroller sunglasses ordered by a club member, Local Supply will donate $10 to your local club.
Special surf club offers:
· For every pair of Patroller sunglasses ordered by a club member, Local Supply will donate $10 to that members local club
· Members will also receive a special discount of $30 per pair.
Orders are placed directly via the Local Supply website
· To redeem the $30 discount, members enter the following discount code at checkout.
Code: SLSA30
· Members include their local club name in the order notes to allocate their $10 donation

Notice February 7, 2018: RWC (Jet Ski) Operator Training

RWC operator training will be held in Bermagui over the next several weeks
and we’re looking for interest in a possible future course as well.
The goal is to increase the jet ski operator capacity in the Branch
to assist with carnivals, events, call outs etc.
The course has come together a little last minute and will start
this weekend and run over 6 sessions on the following dates:

Saturday 10th February - 11am to 4pm
Sunday 25th February - 12 to 4pm
Sunday 4th March - 12 to 3pm
Sunday 18th March - 12 to 4pm
Sunday 8th April - 11 to 4pm
Saturday 21st April - 11 to 4pm

Given the short notice and the conflict with the Moruya Boat Carnival on 10 Feb,
if someone is unable to join the first session we might still be able to make it work
depending on numbers if they're able to join the remaining five.

* Minimum 18 years of age.
* Hold and be proficient in the following awards:
o Bronze Medallion.
o Silver Medallion Beach Management.
o HLTAID003 Provide first aid (NOTE: Broulee have a course scheduled for 25th Feb - get your name down if you want to be a RWC Operator).
o Advanced Resuscitation Certificate.
o Hold a valid motor vehicle license.
o Branch preference is for participants to also hold the Silver Medallion IRB Driver.

Because of the limited time till the commencement of the course,
please nominate directly to Cheryl McCarthy FSC Assistant Director of Life Saving.
Cheryl need names and email address of anyone wanting to take part in this course by 9pm this Thursday night (8th Feb).
Email to
Please also Cc

We’re also looking for interest in a possible future courses so send names
of those interested through to me if the timeframes of this course don’t
work or people still need to pick up any of the pre-requisites.
Please send names of those interested in future courses to me by 28thFebruary.

Cheryl McCarthy
Assistant Director of Life Saving
FSC Branch

Notice February 7, 2018: The Beyond My Club (26+) Development Program

See Circular 3535 (.pdf, 453Kb)
The Beyond My Club (26+) Development Program was introduced in 2015 and received overwhelming interest and support.
Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW) will be continuing the ‘Beyond My Club (26+) Development Program’ in 2018.
A large amount of feedback has been collected from the past two programs and a number of enhancements have been made to the program for 2018.
The program will continue to bridge the gap in formal development opportunities for new members aged 26 years and over.
It will encompass all aspects of Surf Life Saving from a club perspective including but not limited to
member recruitment and development, educational pathways, sport participation and lifesaving skills development.
A key focus of the program will be to promote best practice initiatives that can be tailored to an individual club’s needs.
Applicants should be aged 26 years or over, have attained their SLS Bronze Medallion within the past 3 years (since 1 June 2016).


Firstly, a big thank you for supporting our efforts through the sale of raffle tickets
and in helping out on the Rotary Christmas at the Races fundraising day and raffle.
Given that it was Christmas Eve, we had a very good crowd who seemed to really enjoy the festive atmosphere.
All the funds raised will be used to support the four Surf Life Saving Clubs in the Eurobodalla.
We know the funds raised will be well used to support the terrific work that you do each season.
I know each of your clubs have a wish list of equipment that will enhance your voluntary work.

This year as a result of our fund raising and the terrific support of the Moruya Jockey Club,
Rotary will be making a donation of $3000 to each of the four Surf Life Saving Clubs.

Again, many thanks for your support.

Notice January 31, 2018: Brewarrina to Bourke Surf Boat Marathon 30 Year Reunion

The inaugural Brewarrina to Bourke Surf Boat Marathon is planning a 30 year reunion on the October long weekend.
Crews from Yamba, Dee Why, Queenscliff, North Bondi, Port Kembla and Broulee are invited.
Contact Zom on 0402 139 844

Notice January 31, 2018: Dear Nippers Families

The water station at this year’s Bay to Breakers swim event is going green.
Single use plastics are creating significant problems for the oceans we all love.
Instead of providing single use plastic cups (used for about 3 seconds of drinking,
then thrown into landfill for who knows how many centuries)
we will be using plastic cups that can be washed and reused for many years of Bay to Breakers (or other Surf Club events).
Rather than purchasing new plastic, we reckon there are enough plastic cups
already floating around the cupboards of Broulee and Canberra to do the job.
We need about 300.
We hope you can help!

We would like you to bring in any spare plastic cups you have and can do without.
You know, the ones hanging around from the last Tupperware party or the excess ones in your picnic set.
They need to be in good condition, obviously.

Please bring your cups to Nippers this Sunday or any Sunday between now and March.
We will collect them, wash them and use them with much appreciation.
Also, please think about how you can avoid single use plastic every day.

Please contact Anita Doughty (mob: 0466 012510) if you have any questions.
Many thanks.

Notice January 25, 2018: Education Update - Upcoming courses

* The Training Officer Certificate Course has been postponed till 24th-25th March
due to insufficient numbers.
While the club has some nominations, if there are other interested members
please contact Kel Pearce on
so that more details can be provided.
The course overview is attached.
Canberra members are encouraged to consider.

* The First Aid Course is scheduled for Sunday 25th Feb at Broulee.
The course cost is $125 which will be covered by the club if you are a proficient patrolling member.
At this time there are not sufficient numbers for the course to be held;
we are looking for a minimum panel of 8 and numbers above that will be determined by the Club Executive
due to the course cost being met by the club.
A pre-course work book is required to be completed.
Nominations to

* The Advanced Resuscitation Techniques Course is to be conducted on Saturday 3rd March at Broulee.
The pre-course requirement for this course will be to undertake the Bronze Medallion online modules
for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Basic Oxygen / Defibrillation Techniques.
This pre-course will allow the course to be completed in one day.
Nominations to

* Silver Medallion IRB Driver Assessment.
The final assessment day for IRB Driver assessment for the season will be on Sunday 8th April.

* Bronze Medallion / Surf Rescue Certificate o Nominations are sought for BM/SRC course in both Broulee and Canberra.
The proposed courses include:
? SRC to BM upgrade with Radio Operators component – Broulee based.
Most likely in 17th-18th March.
Nominations required. ? Accelerated BM Course for Pool Bronze Holders.
Assessment 17th Feb TBC ? Broulee based BM/SRC Feb – Apr.
Dates TBC.
Assessment dates 17th-18th March and 14th-15th Apr ? Canberra based BM/SRC Feb – Apr. Assessment dates 17th-18th March and 14th-15th Apr.
Proposed swim test Sunday 4th Feb in conjunction with Canberra Nippers.
Course brief to be conducted as well.
o Swim tests are to be completed prior to the commencement of theory/online component.
Course syllabus are attached.
o Nominations are by way of email.
There is no need to provide a training enrolment form. o Course numbers may be limited.
o Training dates can be discussed with those interested.
Training dates will reflect the carnival schedule, trainer availability and provide flexibility
through a blended delivery (face to face and self-paced online modules).
Please contact for further details.
* Radio Operator Certificate.
Nominations are sought from patrolling and non-patrolling members of the club
who wish to undertake the Radio Operators Certificate.
The award allows you to patrol without the requirement to undertake aquatic rescues.
Dates to be confirmed based on interest.
Course syllabus is attached.
Please contact for further details.
Course syllabuses:
Training Officer Course Syllabus (.pdf, 240Kb)
IRB Crew Course Syllabus (.pdf, 112Kb)
IRB Driver Course Syllabus (.pdf, 242Kb)
Silver Medallion Beach Management Course Syllabus (.pdf, 147Kb)
Advanced Resuscitation Course Syllabus (.pdf, 110Kb)
Radio Operator Course Syllabus (.pdf, 203Kb)

Notice January 18, 2018: Broulee’s four crews complete the Bass

25 surfboats started the George Bass Surfboat marathon on 31st December
for a 190km row to Eden over 7 days.
Four of those crews were from Broulee.
The biggest representation of any club in Australia and one sixth of the fleet.
The four Broulee crews were:

1. Broulee Bluebottles open women swept by Rob Pollock finished 2nd overall
2. Broulee Capital open women swept by Gary Pettigrove finished 4th overall
3. Broulee BATS masters women were swept by Justin Zutt finished 3rd overall
4. Broulee Capitals masters men were swept by David Maguire finished 6th overall

Andrew Edmunds was the Bass coordinator for the second time and worked tirelessly for a good result.
Thanks Andrew.

An amazing fact on this bass was the every beach entry and exit
over the seven days was dead flat and there was no carnage at all.
Very different to the large shore dumps of the last few basses.
Our 32 Broulee rowers tried their best on every leg and we are proud of
everyone of the surfboat rowers.
It was an amazing effort by the crews.
Every bass squad was heaps of helpers who man support boats, irbs,
provide beach safety, drive cars and trailers and prepare food.
We thank them all and we could not do it without them.

We thank our families for allowing us to train hard and for arranging their
schedules and routines to allow us to do our best at the bass.

We thank the club committee and members for their support and for the go
Broulee cheers as we went around the Broulee buoy on leg 1.

We experienced tough southerly winds on 5 days, an easterly wind on leg 6
and finally a northerly tail wind on day 7.

Congratulations crews on a fine effort.
See some great pics of the Broulee Capitals.

Gary Pettigrove
Boat captain

Notice January 9, 2018: Local Broulee Crews Perform Well in the George Bass Marathon

Broulee “Bluebottles” Open Women’s team and Broulee “Bats” placed second
and third respectively in the World’s Longest ocean oared race which started
on New Year’s Eve Batemans Bay.
7 legs over 7 and days finished in Eden on January 6th.
Read the full stories and see pics of crews:
BATS Win Bronze (.pdf, 90Kb)
Local Crew Win Second (.pdf, 66Kb)
GBM Images

Notice January 9, 2018: Coastal Erosion and Coastal Inundation

My name is Anna Attard, I’m a research assistant at the University of New South Wales
and am working on a project which analyses how NSW communities
understand the coastal hazards of coastal erosion and coastal inundation.
I’m surveying 5 specific communities; NSW Surf Lifesavers, NSW teachers,
coastal decision makers, coastal holiday park managers and tourists.
Through surveying these communities, we’re hoping to gain a broad spectrum of understandings that
can help to shape future communication and adaptation efforts to address coastal management issues.

I’m writing to you to ask if you would be able to complete my online survey (attached below).
The information gained from the SLS community is vital, as many members have a close affinity
with the beach and we want to know their views and perspectives.

The attached file gives a quick outline about the research, a picture and the link to the online survey:
UNNSW SLSC Survey (.pdf, 128Kb)
Participants can go into the draw to win one of three iPads.

Thank you for your assistance,
Anna Attard
Research Assistant
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
UNSW Australia
Sydney, NSW 2052 Australia
Mobile: 0404 325 058

Notice January 4, 2018: Thank You From The Broulee Sandcastles Competition Committee and The George Bass Crews

A few thank you's to a few people who have helped out on recent events lately.
* Thank you to Kerry Evans and Cath Prow for assisting with 1st Aid at the annual
Broulee Sandcastles competition on New Years Eve.
Your assistance was greatly appreciated by the Broulee & Mossy Point Community Association.
* Thank you also to Al Veness, Scott Kemmis, Pete Halpin and Geoff Wells for the assistance
given with the launch of the boats and crews for the George Bass out of Tuross on Tuesday.

Notice January 4, 2018: NSW Country Titles

The NSW Country Titles are on the 3rd and 4th February at South West Rocks.
If you would like to enter please email Scott at by the 3rd January.

Notice December 14, 2017: Canberra / Broulee Nippers Club

Win the Sport Minister’s Award for Innovation at the Canberra Sports Awards.
This is a great article posted by SLSNSW after the Canberra / Broulee Nippers
win at the ACT Sports Awards recently.

Congratulations to Bethany Williams, Wendy Law and the many Canberra
based Broulee members & parents for your fantastic effort and achievemnt.
This award is well deserved reward for your outstanding dedication and hard work.

Notice December 6, 2017: Can I change the way I patrol? - YES

There are some patrolling members who may find it a challenge to maintain their skills
to meet the requirements of the bronze medallion skills maintenance.
These members can still be valued contributors to our operational capability
and may allow for a longer career on the beach.
There are options of undertaking a “dry pathway” for patrols.
Rather than patrolling as a bronze medallion holder (a rescuer), members can patrol
as a first aid officer, radio operator, or as the ART operator.
In fact, if you have previously held a bronze medallion and currently hold one of the above awards
you can attend the Silver Medallion Beach Management award course.
If any club members wish to progress this as an option,
please discuss with your patrol captain and the Education Team.

Notice December 6, 2017: Mollymook South Coast Surf Boat Carnival (Warilla Series Round 2)

Broulee took 4 crews to Mollymook for round 2 of the Warilla South Coast Boat series.
Spike, the surfboat, had 15 races and won 7 and came second 4 times.

This Series is a point score over 4 rounds.
At this stage the following progress scores up to round 2 are:

Broulee Male Vets lead their division and are on 65 points, ahead of Mollymook on 49 and Narooma on 45.
Broulee Female Vets lead their division and are on 64 points ahead of Mollymook on 54 and North Cronulla on 47.
Broulee Open Women are in third place on 49 points behind Wollongong on 57 and Bulli on 51.
Broulee Reserve Males had their first carnival and sit in 10th spot on 20 points behind Batemans Bay on 66 points.

The Broulee Vets male and female crews won all their heats and both came second in the final after a
crew from behind, caught a wave that was not behind us and beat us to the line.
The Capitals open women had their best race day for a while and had two seconds
and a third to finish overall second for the day.
The Broulee reserve crew had their first ever row at a carnival and made the final and came fourth.
A great effort first up.

The surfboats now move their focus to the Bass before returning to the sprint series in February.

Notice November 21, 2017: Canberra / Broulee Nippers Finalists for the CBR Sport Awards

In the category: Ministers Award – Innovation.
CBR Sport Awards (.pdf, 426Kb)
The Canberra / Broulee Nippers have just been announced as one of only three finalists
for the CBR Sport Awards in the category: Ministers Award – Innovation.
A well-deserved recognition for Bethany and Wendy for the innovation of bringing Nippers to Canberra,
and for all the work involved in establishing the program.
Great news as well for all the volunteers that have helped make it a reality,
and thanks for all the support and training provided by the club.
Winner is announced on 1st December.

Notice November 15, 2017: Social Committee

For many years our club has had a tremendous social atmosphere, largely due to a very active Social Committee.
Unfortunately, in the past 12 months a number of people on that committee
have dropped out and the committee has floundered a bit.
The remaining members of the committee are looking for ’new blood’ to help revitalise this vital part of our club.
If you are interested, drop me line and I’ll put you in touch with others in the group.
Write to Geoff at

Notice November 15, 2017: Broulee Open Men Surfboat perform well in opening round of Ocean Thunder

Broulee, with “Jack Links Beef Jerky” as the boats sponsor, started their campaign with a second place
following a huge sprint up the beach by debutant Haydan Connor to just edge out rival Sydney crew South Curl Curl.
Sweep Jack Paterson, who filled in for regular sweep Rob Pollock,
was full of praise for the crew and was impressed with their boat speed.
The next round is on December 9th.
There are 4 rounds which will be televised on Fox Sports and replayed numerous times
during summer in Pub/Clubs/homes both in Australia and overseas.
The crew is Steve Kenna, Brendan Ellis, Hayden Connor, Craig Shepard and Rob Pollock and Jack Paterson as sweeps.
Read the full story: Ocean Thunder (.pdf, 63Kb)
See pic attached.
Also, go to: for more Ocean Thunder action.

Notice November 15, 2017: Matt Goddard Receives a National Meritorious Award

On the 26th of March 2017, Matt Goddard, a 14-year-old SRC member from Broulee Surfers SLSC
was training on a race board when he noticed a man struggling to keep his head above water.
He immediately went to the man’s aid.
Matthew remained calm and successfully carried out the rescue in challenging conditions,
on a board not designed for this purpose.
His maturity beyond his years allowed him to provide reassurance and keep the man calm throughout.
The ’spooky’ thing about this event is that his Grandfather received a similar award
for a rescue perform on exactly the same date, but 45 years ago.
Congratulations Matt!
See attached pic of Matt receiving his award.

Notice November 15, 2017: Bulli Surfboat Carnival Report

On a cold (12C), windy (Southerly) and with showers and a 1.5m wave, three Broulee surfboat crews
huddled under the tent to keep warm.
The results were fantastic for the Broulee crews.
Must have been the cold winter training in Canberra.

The results had the Broulee Male Vets and the Broulee Female Vets in first place with maximum points
and the Broulee Capitals women in 4th place.
The male Vets make it five carnivals in a row undefeated and the female vets are a newly formed crew
with Belynda McNaughton, Susan McKeag, Vikki Fischer and Robyn Trenton.
The Broulee Capitals raced well without luck (a boat load of water in the final) to finish 4th overall.

It was nice to drive back to sunny/warm Canberra for a change.
Well done to all crews.

Notice October 25, 2017: Rooster River – Broulee Wins Open Women

Broulee entered three crews in the annual Rooster River Run and all three crews were on the presentation dais at the end of the race.
The Broulee Capitals won the open women’s division in a time of 1 hour 17 minutes in difficult strong SE winds.
The crew of Vikki Fischer, Teresa Comacchio, Annie McAppion and Robyn Trenton
held off the North Cronulla crew in second and the Broulee Bean Pee Wah crew swept by Polly.
The Broulee Vets were leading their masters division at the 3.4 stage when the under 23 Wanda crew collided
and turned the Broulee boat 180 degrees into a girls crew, allowing North Cronulla and Tathra to sneak past and take out the first two places.
Broulee Vets battled on but did not get their mojo back to finish third in one hour and 13 minutes.

42 crews entered this years Rooster Run in 6 divisions.
The race starts at Picnic Point on the Georges River and goes 12 km to St Georges Sailing Club at Sans Soui.
The houses along this trip are amazing and the scenery and boats spectacular although only the sweeps have time to look.
The rowers were focused on making their boats go faster for longer.
Looking great for the Bass.
Go Broulee!

Notice October 18, 2017: Editors Note:

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome the many new members to the Broulee Surf Club.
Your name has been added to my address list for the newsletters (Notices).
The Notices are distributed to over 750 addresses through Broulee, Mossy, Tomakin, Moruya and Canberra.
The Notices are normally published weekly throughout the year and advertise upcoming events, courses,
social activities, achievements by club members, results of our various sports stars (young & old) and numerous
other activities the members and friends of the surf club may be interested in.
There is also a small area at the bottom of the Notices for any Community Announcements.
However, the Notices are only as good as the information I receive.
This is essentially a ‘cut and paste’ exercise on my behalf.
Write the article and I will cut and paste it into the Notices.
Please keep them brief.
Longer articles will be included, but will normally be attached as a document.
Pictures will (normally) also be attached.
Please keep the size of the pictures below about 350KB.
Shrink the photos please so I don’t have to.
I can’t send out huge documents, there are too many addresses and the email won’t go out through the server.
So get writing if you want something included and send to Geoff at

Notice October 4, 2017: Ken Filmer – RIP

Ken Filmer, a long standing and founding member of the BSSLSC passed away last weekend.
Ken’s funeral is at 2:00pm at the St Johns Anglican Church Moryua tomorrow, Thursday 5th October.
The Club extends their sympathies to the Filmer family.

Notice October 4, 2017: Surfboat Rescues Two Kayakers on Lake Burley Griffin

The first rescue of the season – complete!
I’m gonna call it early – that has to be the BEST rescue of the season!
Well done girls.
A great tale, read the full story attached:
Surfboat Rescues Two Kayakers on Lake Burley Griffin (.pdf, 79Kb).