Send any new items for Notices to Geoff Wells at


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 18, 2017: BRANCH NIPPER PARENT TRAINING SESSION - hosted by Moruya Surf Club

Welcome to the new season of Nippers across our Branch.
We look forward to seeing you and your families on the beach this season.
As we move into Season 2017-18 we would like to invite each of you to our Branch Nipper Parent Training Sessions hosted by Moruya SLSC.
Training will be held on 28th & 29th October 2017, with the below schedule:
Saturday 28/10/2017 8.45am - 1.30pm Nipper Management
28/10/2017 2.00pm - 5.30pm SLSA Age Manager Course
Sunday 29/10/2017 9am - 12 noon Youth & Member Retention
(Morning & Afternoon tea and lunch will be provided).

Delivering an engaging, safe and fun Nipper program is only made possible by as many parents
as able being involved... .and having those parents enjoying themselves at Nippers.
For more info see attached doc: BRANCH NIPPER PARENT TRAINING SESSION (.pdf, 95Kb)

Tracy Pike
Moruya SLSC

Please RSVP by 24/10/2017 (for catering + resources)

Phone: 0417 058 338

Notice October 18, 2017: Nipper News - NIPPERS IS BACK!

Proficiency Swim Our Proficiency Swim is Saturday 21st October, 10am at the Moruya Swimming Pool.
All Nippers must be proficient before participating in Nippers on Sunday mornings.
Please go online to the Broulee Surf Club website to renew / become a member.
Club merchandise will also be available.
If you have any questions please email the club at
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

First Day of Nippers.
First day of Nippers is Sunday 29th October, 10am.
Nippers briefing is in front of the gear shed at 9.50am to let Nippers know what is happening for the morning.
You will need a pink singlet, cap and smile!
Wetsuits are a great idea this time of year while the water is still chilly.
The Nippers handbook with all information about Nippers, dates and requirement is on the Surf Club website.
See you there!

WATER SAFETY NEEDED - Nippers needs Water Safety Volunteers!
Welcome back to all of our wonderful water safety volunteers!
We look forward to your help again this season, it is much appreciated! Amanda Smith is Co-ordinating water
safety again this year, she does an awesome job, please see her on the first day of Nippers if you are able to help.
Nippers cannot run without water safety, the more we have the more Nippers we can have in the water at one time.
You don't need to be a great swimmer but you do need an SRC or Bronze.
There will be an opportunity during the season to complete these awards, please email the surf club
at if you are interested.

Notice October 18, 2017: Two Important Positions Yet To Be Filled

The clubs needs to fill two positions for the coming season urgently.
The positions are:
Surf Sports Coordinator, and Cadets Coordinator.
NOTE: We have one volunteer for this role who is prepared to do the Administrative Role of the position
what we need is someone to take on the hands on role with the Cadets.
This will lighten the role considerably.
Please consider if you can.
Both these positions are vital for the continued success of the club.
To find out more about either of these roles, please give Wendy a call on 0438 740 779.

Notice October 18, 2017: Swimming News

The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet on the Beach at North Broulee from 9:30am every Sunday (Meet at the Toilet Block).
Last Sunday was nearly perfect for a swim, with 24 swimmers enduring slightly choppy seas,
but beautiful blue sky and the water not too chilly (about 16.5).
Good to see Jamie back and many of us enjoyed a cup of tea and a bikkie after our swim.
Al and Fuz also made a return after many weeks off the scene.
Some pathetic excuse not worth repeating!
We haven’t seen Jeff, Vesty or Gab in a long time.
I guess they’ll come up with some tale of woe!
Bev has been unwell of late but I believe hopes to be back next week, we’ve had to guess the water temp.
Get well Bev – hope to see you soon.

Note: Planned date for return to South Broulee – 1st Sunday in November.

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

Notice October 18, 2017: 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)
  • Broulee SLSC Membership Fees – Due Now – To Renew Go Online to the Club Website: membership.html
  • Upcoming Courses
    Nominations for the following courses are to be submitted to
    * Silver Medallion Beach Management - Bermagui 25th November
    * IRB Crew and Driver – Broulee 11th November and 9th December
    * ART – Broulee 9th December
    * First Aid – Broulee date TBC
  • Moruya Rotary Combine With Eurobodalla Surf Lifesaving Clubs For Major Fund Raiser
    Helpers Still Needed.
    Even If You Can Help With Just One Date.
    Please Give Al a Call.
    Please indicate what dates and times you would be able to assist by emailing Al at: or calling 0447 431 111.

    Saturday 25th November - Summer Nats High School - 9:30am to 12:30pm - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
    Saturday 26th November - Summer Nats High School - 9:30am to 12:30pm
    Saturday 9th December - Pool or Markets - 9:30am to 12pm
    Saturday 16th December - Pool or Markets - 9:30am to 12pm
    Saturday 23rd December - Pool or Markets - 9:30am to 12pm
  • Nipper News – Important Dates For The Diary
    Nipper Proficiency Swim - Saturday 21st October, 10am Moruya Swimming Pool - compulsory for all Nippers.
    First Day of Nippers - Sunday 29th October, South Broulee Beach, 10am.
    Nippers Bunnings BBQ - 11th November, 9:00am – 4:00pm.
    Please email Scott at if you can help and what time you would prefer.
  • Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim
    Registrations are now Open for the 11th March 2018 Swim.
    Register for the 2018 Hotondo Broulee Ocean Swim using the swim website:
  • UPCOMING DATES For All Competitors
    2018 NSW Country Championships - For further details:
    2018 NSW State Championships - For further details:
  • Club Bar Open Friday Nights From 6:00pm.
  • Sunday Swimmers.
    Sunday Swimmers - The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet on the Beach at North Broulee At 9:30am every Sunday (Meet at the toilet block).

Notice October 18, 2017: Community News

Notice October 4, 2017: Skills Maintenance 2017 / 2018

Skills maintenance (annual proficiency) for patrol members will commence in November
on a patrol basis with discussions being held for a consolidated Run-Swim-Run (RSR) in December.
Patrolling members should be prepared to undergo RSR with their patrols.
The RSR determination will be made prior to the commencement of the skills maintenance program.

The proposed dates are:
* 11 November – Patrol 6
* 12 November – Patrol 7
* 18 November – Patrol 8
* 19 November – Patrol 1
* 25 November – Patrol 2
* 26 November – Patrol 5 (note change to patrol program)
* 2 December – Patrol 3 (note change to patrol program)
* 2 December – Patrol 4
* 10 December – Alternate if required for catch-up and club Run-Swim-Run.
Nominations required for catch-up.
* 16 December – Alternate if required for catch-up and club Run-Swim-Run.
Nominations required for catch-up.

All members undertaking skills maintenance are requested to undertake the online skills maintenance where appropriate.
A guide will be provided separately to assist members.
ART, spinal and IRB crew skills maintenance will be done in conjunction with the patrols.
IRB driver skills maintenance still to be determined.

Information for Delegates will be provided separately.

Queries in relation to skills maintenance should be directed to

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: Upcoming Courses

Nominations are sought for:
* Silver Medallion Beach Management - Bermagui 25th November
* IRB Crew and Driver – Broulee 11th November and 9th December
* ART – Broulee 9th December
* First Aid – Broulee date TBC

Nominations for these courses are to be submitted to

Notice October 4, 2017: IRB Drivers and IRB Training Courses

Dates: 11th November and 9th December 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Venue - Broulee Beach.
More information on the pre-requites and course requirements see PDF document attached:
IRB Drivers and IRB Training Courses (.pdf, 90Kb).

If interested in getting your IRB drivers (silver Medallion) or IRB Crew Certificate fill in the Training enrolment form
and send it back to Kerry Evans, the Club Training Coordinator at
Training Enrolment Form (.pdf, 280Kb)
Gary Pettigrove

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).

Notice September 28, 2017: Patrol Rosters & Patrol Lists

Welcome back to another season.
See Roster and Patrol list attached.
Patrol Captains and Vice Captains kick the season off this Saturday, 30th September - 10:00 - 14:00.
I apologise in advance if I have left you off the list.
If so please contact me on 0402306024 or Email:
Andrew Mizzi

Notice September 28, 2017: Surfboat Season Has Begun in Style For Broulee

Broulee had three crews in the Pambula Club to Pub on 23rd September.
The 10km course from Pambula and up the Merimbula river had strong head winds and choppy conditions.
The going was tough.
The Broulee Open Women swept by Polly came first in the division and Broulee Capitals swept by Gary came second.
In the Masters Men the Broulee Vets swept by David Maguire came a close second behind the Wanda crew.
The Broulee Vets rowed a minute faster over the course than the open male winners.
Fifteen crews presented at the start for the two divisions of Open and Masters surfboats.
Congratulations to the Broulee crews and a promising start to the season and the 20th George Bass Surfboat Marathon coming up in January.

Congratulations also to Scott Carver who won the 23km Ski Race in fine style.

Notice September 28, 2017: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

The Broulee Swim committee met for a strategy planning session in August.
Both the Surf Club and the BMPCA would like to see the event be more professional, mature its standards
and grow the participation significantly over the next few years.
We are looking at improvements to the electronic timings and reducing administration efforts.

The Broulee Swim organising committee has also made a small change to the procedures for the 11th March 2018 swim.

Swimmers need to wear FINA approved swimwear to be eligible for the cash prizes in all divisions.
People can still wear wetsuits in the age divisions but they will not be eligible for the cash prizes.
This is to lift the standard of the event in the eyes of regular ocean swimmers and to grow the event over the next few years.
Open swimmers must only wear FINA approved swimwear as usual.

Longer Swim
The committee agreed to incorporate a longer 3km Ocean Swim at the Hotondo Bay to Breakers event in March 2019.
The proposed course starts on North Broulee Bay from the toilet block towards the Island, and includes a 100m run
over the sand dune, then joins the normal course from Broulee Island Bay to the surf beach.
Swim 1.5km, run 100m, swim 1.4km.
We are seeking feedback on the proposed long course and any alternatives you think may be better.

Registrations are now Open for the 11th March 2018 Swim.
You can now register for the 2018 Hotondo Broulee Ocean Swim using the swim website:

Notice September 28, 2017: George Bass Surfboat Marathon

Broulee has entered a Broulee record of 4 crews in the 20th George Bass Surfboat marathon.
The Bass is a 180km surfboat and ski race over 7 days from Batemans Bay to Eden.
Broulee have two Open women’s squads entered, one from Canberra and one from the Coast.
In the Masters division we have entered one Male Masters squad from Canberra and one Female Masters squad from the coast.
That is 36 Broulee members rowing surfboats in the George Bass and then we appreciate all
of the IRB crews and support drivers and the water safety members assisting this race.
Andrew Edmunds is the race organiser for his second Bass and some of the committee are helping with the organisation.
Thanks Andrew.

Best of luck to the Broulee crews and train well for the next 100 days.

Notice September 28, 2017: Wanted - George Bass Support Boat and Driver for Broulee Vets Men’s Squad

The Broulee Masters Men’s crew are in need of a suitable Support Boat and driver for the George Bass Surfboat Marathon.
The dates are 31st December 2017 to 6th January 2018.
The race is 7 days in a row from Batemans Bay to Eden.
The squad will cover fuel costs and car / boat / accommodation expenses and they will arrange car and trailer transport between towns if required.
We are keen to talk to any interested boat owner and plan to do two trial races on 26th November and 9th December from Broulee Beach for practice.
Please contact Gary Pettigrove (0417 069 826) or Steve Moore (0404 843 578) if you are interested or know of someone who might be.
What are great way to spend a week travelling the NSW South coast and watching the action and spectacular scenery pass by.

Notice September 28, 2017: Moruya Rotary Combine With Eurobodalla Surf Lifesaving Clubs For Major Fund Raiser

Helpers Still Needed.
Even If You Can Help With Just One Date.
Please Give Al a Call.
Following recent discussions with Eurobodalla Surf Clubs, Moruya Rotary are seeking lifesavers to assist in the sale of Raffle Tickets.
They would be working with Moruya Rotary Club and would hopefully assist in ticket sales and answering questions on Surf Lifesaving.

Our (and other clubs) assistance and presence at the major selling points would be invaluable.
Venues include the South Coast Nats at Moruya High School in November and 4 dates at the Country Markets
or outside the swimming pool entrance.
The SLSC presence will enhance ticket sales adding value to each clubs 25% of profits.
We are confident that with the cooperation of all parties we can again raise over $12000.

Race Day Flyer (.pdf, 156Kb)
Raffle Poster (.pdf, 154Kb)

Please indicate what dates and times you would be able to assist by emailing Al at: or calling 0447 431 111.

Saturday 7th October - Markets - 9:00am to 12pm
Saturday 25th November - Summer Nats High School - 9:30am to 12:30pm - 12:30pm to 3:30pm
Saturday 26th November - Summer Nats High School - 9:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday 9th December - Pool or Markets - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday 16th December - Pool or Markets - 9:30am to 12pm
Saturday 23rd December - Pool or Markets - 9:30am to 12pm


Please see here for the 2017 / 2018 Calendar.
The calendar has all Nipper and Senior local carnival dates and Nipper sessions.

Notice September 13, 2017: Nipper News

Nippers returns on Satruday 21st October with the compulsory proficiency swim being held at the Moruya Pool at 10am.
There will be some merchandise for sale on the day, help with registrations and information about Nippers.
Please see here for further information.

Nippers are running a Bunnings BBQ on the 11th November 9am - 4pm.
If you can help for a couple of hours please email Scott at

Notice September 13, 2017: SYDNEY WATER SERIES

Entries are now open for the Sydney Water Series.
Please see the attached flyer below for further information.
If you would like to enter please email Scott at


A HUGE thank you to Mick Lambert and Nick and Craig Goddard for giving up their entire weekend
to put 15 of our Nippers through their SRC (Surf Rescue Certificate) training this weekend.
It's great volunteers like this that make our club so great.
Congratulations to the 15 Nippers who completed their SRC.
They spent Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday leaning the skills they need
to become Surf Life Savers this season and wear for the first time the patrol uniform.
These Nippers are all Under 14's. This will be their last year of Nippers but the beginning of their Surf Life Saving journey as Life Savers.
It is great to see them giving back to the community and giving up their time to patrol our beach this Summer.
Well done to all.
Pics attached.

Notice September 7, 2017: Two Important Postions Yet To Be Filled

The clubs needs to fill two positions for the coming season urgently.
The positions are:
* Surf Sports Coordinator, and
* Cadets Coordinator.
Both these positions are vital for the continued success of the club.
To find out more about either of these roles, please give Wendy a call on 0438 740 779.

Notice August 24, 2017: Consider Becoming a 10,000 Club Member

Mike and Carol Martin have seen firsthand the positive impact
their Surf Life Saving Club Anglesea has had in the community over the years.
Their decision to leave a gift in their Will to their club ensures
volunteer Surf Lifesavers can continue saving lives for generations to come.
To find out how you can leave a lasting legacy to your club by becoming a 10,000 Club Member,
visit or speak with your Club Administrator.

Please listen to their story at: and consider joining the 10,000 Club

Notice July 27, 2017: Broulee SLSC Membership Fees – Due Now

To Renew Go Online to the Club Website:
All members require a “Member Portal”, except families with nippers who are able to have one Portal account for the whole family.
Online registration is done from inside your Portal account.

Membership Fees are levied primarily to cover individual insurance costs (levied against all our members) and a Far South Coast Capitation Fee.
Please initiate payment as soon as possible via the online registration on the club website:

The fee schedule is:
Active SRC, BM : $65.00
New Bronze (training) : $105.00
Junior Activity member : $60.00
Family Membership : $175.00
Non patrolling BM : $155.00
Associate member : $30.00

Notice July 27, 2017: New Committee

At our recent AGM a new committee was elected for the coming year.
Al Veness remains as our President, and Wendy Law and Lynda Mackay have stayed on as Secretary and Treasurer respectively.
Geoff has stepped out of the Vice Presidents role (but remains on the committee) to be replaced by Kirsty.
Andrew Mizzi has taken over as Club Captain.
A few of our long standing committee members have chosen to retire.
Most notably Gordon Harris and Mick Lambert.
Gordon was our club Secretary for many years and more recently acted as our Radio Officer.
Mick has fulfilled the role of Chief Instructor also for many years.
You have both contributed a huge amount to the ongoing success of the club.
Thank you.

The full list of committee positions is here, with a number of new faces:

Notice July 18, 2017: Canberra / Broulee Nippers Finalists

Initiative of the Year and Community Education Program of the Year.
2017 Surf Life Saving NSW Awards of Excellence.
Exciting news - the Canberra / Broulee Nippers are finalists in the nominations for two awards
at the upcoming SLSNSW Awards for excellence on 5th August.

Wendy Law and Bethany Williams will be going to Sydney to represent all of the parents
who threw their hands in and volunteered, making their first season such a success.
Bethany said "It’s such an incredible privilege to be involved in a program that has so many wonderful benefits to both the kids and their families,
and to have the initiative recognised at such a high level is really wonderful - and a credit to everyone involved."

Notice July 13, 2017: Murray Wignell - Bay Mechanical Services and Peter ‘Fuzz’ Mckay – Bay Metal

BSSLSC would like to extend a huge thank you to Murray Wignell at Bay Mechanical Services
for the repairs he carried out on our CAN AM 4WD Beach Buggy.
Murray donated over $500 of labour that went into the repair.
The Buggy also tied up space in his business premises for weeks.
Fuzz Mckay at Bay Metal also contributed to the refurbishment of the Buggy with some structural repairs and rust proofing.
Thank you both, greatly appreciated.

Notice July 13, 2017: Congratulations Kirra Dale - Silver Medal NSW SLS Pool Championship

Kirra Dale from BSSLSC won a silver medallion at the NSW SLS pool championship.
Well done Kirra, great effort.
See pic attached.

Notice June 26, 2017: New Pool Plans

Many of our club members use local pools and plans are again high on the council agenda for a new 25m indoor pool.
The 25m only option is popular amongst the counsellors however not swimmers.
A preferred option is both a 50m outdoor pool and a 25m indoor pool.
The patrons are there, if we have the right facilities.
The dual pool option is replicated throughout a huge number of towns throughout Australia.

The Batemans Bay Indoor Aquatic Centre committee has been campaigning for an indoor aquatic centre for some time.
Council is currently working on plans for a new centre that may be incorporated with an arts/cultural centre.
These plans include a 25m indoor pool as well as a hydrotherapy pool.
This will make a wonderful community facility and be a draw card for tourists.
HOWEVER, the proposed 25m pool will not be large enough to support the needs of our community.
If you go to Ulladulla Leisure Centre on any given afternoon between 3:30pm - 6:30pm or any morning between 6:00am - 7:30am
as a general lap swimmer you will be unable to get a lane.
We have many members who enjoy swimming.
Please write to your local council members urging them to reassess plans to include a 50m pool.
Swimming in our local area is struggling, we really need to get behind this.
The following link has all of the councillors email addresses:

Please consider writing to our councillors and encourage them to ‘Do-It-Once and Do-It-Right’
and go for the 50m outdoor option with a 25m indoor pool for winter and as back-up / overflow pool.

Notice June 26, 2017: Beyond Bank - A Great Way to Support your Club - Reminder

You now have the opportunity to support the Broulee Surf Club and help us achieve our goal of being the best surf club for our community at no cost to you.
The Broulee Surf club has partnered with Beyond Bank Australia and just by opening a Community Reward savings account and linking it to the Broulee Surf Club we will receive a bonus payment from Beyond Bank each year.
This is a great way to support us whilst you save for your next holiday, surf board or school fees at no cost to you.
The Community Reward Account provides a competitive interest rate and no fees (T&C’s apply).
So drop into the Beyond Bank branch in Batemans Bay which is located in Fenning Place, 2A-4A Orient Street Batemans Bay, one of the 8 branches across Canberra and Queanbeyan or give them a call on 132585.
See leaflet: BeyondBank Leaflet (.pdf, 134Kb)

Notice June 26, 2017: FSC Lifesaver of the Year – Darren Browning

Darren Browning was selected as Lifesaver of the year on the Far South Coast.
See him receiving his award from SLSNSW Director of Member Services Trent Thomas in the attached pic.


The Far South Coast Branch of Surf Lifesaving has honoured its top Lifesavers at the recent presentation evening, hosted by the Narooma Surf Life Saving Club last Saturday.
It was a big night for Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club who took home seven major awards as well as the Jack Beale Trophy for the highest combined point score.
Wendy Law, claimed three of Broulee’s seven awards including Administrator of the Year, Presidents Award for Services to the Branch and the Volunteer of the Year Award.
Wendy was recognised for her efforts as Secretary of the Broulee club, director of Finance for the Far South Coast Branch and George Bass Marathon, and her involvement in local carnivals as assistant director of sport and an official.

Peter McKay, of Broulee took out FSC Best & Fairest competitor, Darren Browning won Lifesaver of the Year as well as Competitor of the Year, and the Canberra Broulee Vets crew also claimed Team of the Year.

Far South Coast Branch President Tony Rettke congratulated all winners. “This year was another fantastic season on our beaches, with over 100 people rescued, some great competition and members taking part in development programs,” he said …….” and to have so many young people engaged and involved is simply amazing.”

The Branch winners are now State Finalists for Surf Life Saving NSW which is being held in August.

FSC Branch SLS - 2016 /17 Award Winners Winner Club
Junior Life Saver of the Year (FEMALE) Darcy Coppin Moruya SLSC
Junior Life Saver of the Year (MALE) Joel Doble Batemans Bay SLSC
SLSC Presidents Trophy Wendy Law Broulee
Best & Fairest Competitor of the Year Peter McKay Broulee
Carnival of the Year Narooma  
Team of the Year Broulee Vets Broulee
Coach of the Year Brendan Constable Narooma
Official of the Year Wendy Law Broulee
Club Person of the Year Glenn Bywater Narooma SLSC
Trainer of the Year Bruce McAslan Bermagui SLSC
Administrator of the Year - Myril Bunt Wendy Law Broulee
Young Lifesaver "Rookie" of the Year Ainslie Scully Moruya SLSC
Young Branch Person of the Year - Fergus Thomson William Vaughan-Smith Bermagui SLSC
Lifesaver of the Year Darren Browning Broulee
Rescue of the Year Tathra SLSC and Civilians  
Branch Person of the Year Wendy Law Broulee
Club of the Year Bermagui  
Jack Beale Trophy Broulee  
Competitor of the Year Darren Browning Broulee

Notice June 9, 2017: Broulee Surfboat Crew Support the Dawn service at Tuross on ANZAC Day

The Broulee Surfboat crew swept by Rob Pollock attended the Dawn service at Tuross on ANZAC Day
and their efforts were greatly appreciated by those in attendance.
Thanks Polly and the crew.
See letter attached: Anzac Day (.pdf, 131Kb)

Notice May 31, 2017: Friday Night Food At The Club - Clarification

The club has been made aware there is some confusion re the bringing of food on a Friday night.
For many years members and friends of the club have brought along a few nibbles to share.
This practice can continue, although we ask that you not bring along a ‘full meal'.
The Café is open downstairs for those looking for a meal.
Fish & Chips and burgers are available at very reasonable prices from the South Brou Café.
All our patrons need to be aware that Kirsty (the proprietor of the café) pays rent for the café and plus she donates a percentage of her takings on a Friday night to the club.
So, by supporting Kirsty, we support the club.

Notice May 8, 2017: Southern Phone Community Program Contribute $5000 To Broulee Surfers SLSC

Southern Phone is proud to be able to support the Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club
and will contribute $5000 toward the purchase of a second-hand inflatable rescue boat.
Southern Phone Company is a community company at heart and are committed to the area in which we live.
By contributing to Broulee Surfers Surf Club they hope to make a positive impact in the Eurobodalla community.
Southern Phone have organised a presentation event for 4:00pm, Wednesday 10th May at their offices at 6 Page Street Moruya.
Southern Phone are seeking representatives from our club, including nippers, patrollers and other members to attend the presentation.
Please wear either patrol uniform or our club shirts.
Please attend if you can - 4:00pm, this Wednesday 10th May at 6 Page Street Moruya.
We need to thank Southern Phone and the best way to do this is to have a good attendance at this short presentation event.

Notice May 8, 2017: 2017 SLSNSW Pool Rescue Clinics

To support the growth of pool rescue competition, SLSNSW will be conducting Pool Rescue Clinics in six locations
and will provide athletes and development coaches with the opportunity to be coached by some of the best Pool Rescue coaches in NSW.
For more information, please see the attached Circular:
Circular 3498 (.pdf, 153Kb).

Notice May 3, 2017: Club Presentations and Patrollers Drinks

Around 100 people (just under) enjoyed a great night last Saturday for our annual Patrollers Drinks and Presentation night.
Thank you Pete and Vicki for organising the food (it was nice Pete – next time don’t forget to feed yourself).
Thank you also to Rumpole, Andrew, Gab, Gordon and a few others for managing the bar.
The night was a big success as we celebrated the Club’s achievements over the past year.

Congratulations to Claire Forbes from Canberra who was awarded the Club Person of the Year.
Well deserved, good on you Claire.
Well done also to our Male Patroller of the Year – Nick Goddard and to Female Patroller of the Year – Annabelle Smith.
Great to see young people coming through and winning these awards.
Another example of our young members shining through was Aaron Flood, who took out the Junior Achiever of the Year Award.
Well done Aaron.

Perhaps in a few years we’ll see a few of our current Cadets coming through and taking out these awards,
in particular Tom Griffiths who was selected as the Cadet Coaches award winner and Jasper Motyka who is the Cadet of the year 2017.

Congratulations also to the Canberra Mens Vets crew who won the Gus McDonald Anzac Award.
This crew have won just about everything this year, including the World Title (in France) and the prestigious South Coast Boat Series.

Our Sunday handicap swims were a success again this year, but there is only one winner.
Congratulations to Steve Dubois who gained maximum points on the last swim of the season to hit the lead at the right time.

Other Awards included:

Patrol awards:
o 1. Ian Filmer
o 2. Jasper Motyka
o 3. Aaron Flood
o 4. Matt Goddard
o 5. Ken Murphy
o 6. Claire Forbes
o 7. Chelsea Rowley
o 8. Chris Park

100% Patroller Award:
There were 37 patrollers who completed 100% patrols this season, a great effort showing tremendous commitment.

There were also six patrollers who have completed five years of 100% patrols:
Cherise Walker
Amanda Smith
Ken Murphy
Andrew Mizzi
David Hosking
Jamie Griffiths

Patrol of the Year 2017 – Patrol 3

Notice April 26, 2017: Congratulations To Matt Goddard - NSW Rescue of the Month

Rescuing a heavily fatigued swimmer from a rip in late March 2017.
On Sunday 26 March at 1:30pm, Broulee Surfers lifesaver Matthew Goddard courageously rescued a male who was caught in a rip at Broulee Beach.
Matthew, a 14 year old SRC member, was board training at the time when he noticed a male struggling after being smashed off a sandbar by 2-3 metre waves.
In the heavy swell, Matthew immediately paddled over to assist the 25 year old from the rip.
Well done Matt! Read the full story at:

Notice March 22, 2017: Our Cadets Show Leadership At Wambiri Leadership Camp

The following cadets went down to Wambiri leadership camp last weekend to help out.
* Mentors were: Jack Griffiths, Fraser Wildman, Emma and Maddi Grayson
* Leaders were: Annabelle Smith and Sam O'Keeffe.
Without these young people passing on their wisdom each year,
these camps are not nearly as successful or fun for the younger participants

Notice March 15, 2017: Record Numbers Enter the Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

Smiles all round – 6th Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim.
By John Hicks

Sympathetic seas, surf and skies smiled on the 290 swimmers in Sunday’s sixth Hotondo Homes Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim.
After a week of heavy swell, seas abated enough to provide almost perfect conditions although the frisky shore break at South Broulee did remind swimmers that it was a fair dinkum ocean swim.
From nippers to septuagenarians, there were some wonderful performances.
At 79, Alan Cameron was the oldest in the field and came 6th in the over seventies.
“I pulled up OK but lost my goggles” Alan said.
He has swum in five of the six swims “missed one two years ago because of open heart surgery”, he explained.

Fastest on the day was John Fox (in the over 50s) whose time of 19 min 59 sec just shaded the winner of the open (Jarrod Killey in 20min 3 sec).
Nina Thorne was particularly impressive in winning the U12 500m by over 30 seconds.

Expectations for swimmers varied.
Andrew Sneddon of Canberra, who was swimming in his fourth ocean swim for the year to get fit, had modest ambitions.
He just wanted to finish with a pulse and be standing up which he did.
For others, family bragging rights were to the fore.
Charlotte Dunn of Canberra came seventh in the under 14s but because she didn’t swim faster than her dad Vincent (11th in the over 40s) she will have to wash his car.

Gary Pettigrove, the swim coordinator, applauded the number of swimmers who had swum in all six swims and expressed thanks
for the terrific support the event has got from local businesses, particularly the major sponsor for the last five years - Hotondo Homes.

The swim raised $9000 which will be split between the Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club and the Broulee Mossy Point Community Association.
Wendy Law, secretary of the SLS Club said the money would go towards replacing an all-terrain vehicle that had recently rusted out.
Ross Hayward, President of the Community Association indicated that the Association will use the funds to progress a shared walkway at Mossy Point.

Sponsors of the event included Hotondo Homes (major Sponsor), and Tomakin Sports and Social Club, Total Eco Adventures & Broulee Surf School,
Broulee Supermarket and Cellars, Offshore Surf Shop, IGA the Moorings Tomakin, The Lodge Broulee, fx Business Centre, Mogo Zoo,
Bay Physiotherapy & Pilates, Woolworths Moruya, Kardinia Wines, Bridge Plaza/Village Centre and the Vikings Group Club ACT.

A huge thanks to the Water Safety team led by Andrew Mizzi.
A lot of tired swimmers turned the last buoy and head to the beach and the swimmers with tubes, board paddlers, and Darren on the Jet Ski
did a fabulous job supporting them to the finish.
Darren your skills on that jet ski were amazing to watch as the waves tumbled a few more swimmers towards the beach.
The Club is also very grateful for a hard working Swim Committee who diligently applied themselves to make this Broulee swim special.
The committee includes Lynn Bain, Lynda McKay, Al Veness, Geoff Wells, Ray Vest, Peter Halpin, Bede Webster, Jeff Lucas and Gordon Harris.

Thanks to the Sailing club for the use of their Buoys (Andrew Bain).

Some swimmer feedback on this year’s swim:
"I just wanted to say a personal thank you to all the organisers and the water safety team during yesterday's main swim event
and especially in the junior event where my youngest son swam his first competitive ocean swim in very challenging conditions for a little kid.
If it wasn't for water safety he may not have made it back in as he was getting swept out wide.
He had a big grin plastered over his face as he dragged himself from the wash and across the finish line.
So a big thank you to the water safety guy that swam with Nathan back in.
He said he would like to do it again but in better conditions if you can arrange that."

"Thank you for the results and a well organised day.
The assistance provided by everyone made it relaxing and very ordered for the number of people attending.
This was the first time we have competed.
We will definitely try to come to next year’s event.
We had 10 people come from Wagga Wagga to compete in our group.
For some it was their first ocean swim.
Very nervous Saturday but they made it through and loved it."

"A big thanks to you and all the volunteers who made it such a great day!
See you next year!"

"I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all your team for such a fun swim today.
It was my first ocean swim and it was terrific.
The event was so well organised and everything flowed so seamlessly.
I felt really safe and supported in the water with all the polite and helpful support crew.
I would love to come back next year."

In appreciation:
"Another great event (my second B2B)."

"Many thanks to the Broulee SLSC and all the volunteers involved in the organisation for the day (and not just on the day as well).
Congratulations on a wonderful community surf event.
It's people and clubs like yours that make us proud and thankful to be lucky enough to live where we do – locally and indeed on this planet.
Thank you."

"Many thanks also for the speedy posting of results.
It's great to see where you finish with your peers – and to find out so quickly.
The breakers and small rip caught me out at the end (I'm not a great ocean swimmer) but I still managed to keep my head above water.
Makes me more determined for next year!"

Notice March 15, 2017: Broulee U19 Women’s surf boat crew “Sum Yum Guns” Silver at NSW State Titles

Broulee Womans U19 crew scored a second at the NSW titles.
Read the full story and check out a couple of images.
Well done girls (and Polly) - Congratulations!!!

Notice March 2, 2017: A Big thank you to Moruya Rotary

A Big thank you to Moruya Rotary for their Generous offer to fund a new First aid kit to the value of $700.00.

Notice March 2, 2017: Latest Results News

Outstanding results for Broulee at the South Coast Surf Boat Series.
Read the full story.

Notice February 23, 2017: Latest Results News

Outstanding results for Broulee at the ASRL Australian Surfboat Open at Shellharbour.
Read the full story and check out a couple of images.

Notice February 9, 2017: Survey A Huge Success – Thank You

217 people responded to the Survey about the club over the past week, thank you.
The survey results will be used as part of our Grant Application for the Second Stage Development.
The results will also help the club plan a path ahead over future years.
Thank you again to those who contributed.

Notice February 9, 2017: Broulee Women Win Gold and Silver at NSW Country Championships

Broulee Women’s surfboat crews travelled to South West Rocks for the NSW Country Championships
held at South West Rocks on the Far North Coast NSW, winning Gold and Silver Medals.
Read the full story attached and check out a couple of picks of the girls.

Notice February 2, 2017: Broulee U19 Women Win National Short Course Championship

Broulee U19 Women’s crew “ Sum Yum Guns” have secured the National Short Course Surfboat Championship held at Manly.
The Crew Violetta Favaloro, Isabella Bussa, Paris Hadley, Topaz Eaton and sweep/coach Robert Pollock, had their maiden appearance on the weekend
as a crew with only the stroke Violetta Favaloro competed in surfboats before.
They also took on the Nations best U19 Women crews on the Saturday in the normal long course competition and made the final and came 3rd in a tight final.
Read the Full story attached (also a pic of the successful crew).

Notice January 18, 2017: Beach Briefing On Rip Awareness - Thanks Kel

A good crowd of around 100 people watched a brief presentation by Kel Pearce on Rip awareness a few weeks ago.
Kel kept the crowd captivated with many people saying afterwards the presentation was a useful and informative exercise.
Thanks Kel!
Pics attached.

Thanks also to Mick Lambert and Peter Halpin who gave a similar presentation to campers at the Broulee Caravan Park.

Notice January 12, 2017: Door Knock! Thank you!

Thank you to the small number of members and friends who walked the streets of Broulee last week.
Special thanks to the couple of Canberra rowers who drove down from Canberra to help out,
and to Bev Dent – one of our regular ‘Brass Monkeys’ who walked the streets instead of going for a swim.
Our efforts raised $4,000.
Thanks again!

Notice January 12, 2017: South Coast Boat Series Warilla Carnival

Broulee Capital Vets Remain Undefeated Since Their World Championship Victory.
Broulee had two crews at the Warilla Surfboat carnival last weekend.
The Broulee Vets and the Open Women (Capitals) raced in perfect conditions at Warilla.
The 3 round robin racing and the final were hotly contested all day.

The Broulee Vets (Jeff Dunne, Morgan Freemantle, Pete Shaw, and Stephen Moore) won each of their three round robin races in tight finishes
and were 2 boat lengths in front in the final when Wanda and Narooma caught a wave up to us.
A sprint finish happened with Broulee crossing the line first, Narooma second and Wanda came in third.
Since winning the World Masters Surfboat Championship in Netherlands in September, the Broulee Vets (Next Top Boaties)
have one every event they have entered at FSC and SCBS and are strong chances at the ASRL surfboat championships in February.

The Broulee Open women (Claire Forbes, Teresa Comacchio, Vikki Fischer and Robin Trenton) raced well all day
but finished 7th overall and just missed the final race by a point.
This was a new crew combination and a few minor technical mishaps during two of the races caused the girls to miss the final but it is a learning experience.

The next Surf boat racing is at Narooma on 28 January which will be the branch championships for Surfboats only with the rest of the championships
happening at Pambula which is on the same weekend as the ASRL open at Shellharbour.
Photos attached: Broulee Vets and Ladies crew in action.


At the end of last season ANDREW MIZZI from LAWMANS FRAMES AND TRUSSES kindly donated a new race board and cover to our CADETS programme.
On behalf of GARRY, JAMIE AND ALL THE CADETS we say a huge THANKYOU to Andrew Mizzi and the LAWMANS team.
We are currently on the lookout for a second board which again Andrew is donating.

Notice December 7, 2016: Clubs NSW Support The Broulee SSLSC

Our President, Al Veness, travelled to Ulladulla on Tuesday night to receive a cheque from Clubs NSW for $2000.
These funds are greatly needed, with club funds very low following the recent extensions.
The money will assist the club purchase much needed rescue equipment, including 20 new rescue tubes.
Seems our tubes have gone walkabout (if anyone knows where all the tubes have gone – can you please advise Kirsty).
Our club was nominated for the award by the Tomakin Sports & Social Club. Thanks Tomakin Club.

Notice December 2, 2016: Official Opening A Wonderful Night

Last Saturday night saw the official opening of the new Club extension.
Al gave a warm speech welcoming all our members and friends, including Kel Wehner one of our original club members
and one of those who helped build the original clubhouse in the early 1980s.
Al also thanked the Building Committee, (Vicki Haselden, Kerry Evans, Andrew Mizzi, Wendy Law & Al Veness),
the concept designer Greg Sparrius and our builder Peter Louttit.
The ‘Pollies’ were there, with our local Federal MP Ann Sudmalis and State MP Andrew Constance both giving encouraging speeches
indicating that funding for the second stage of the redevelopment was possible and that they would assist where they can.
After the speeches, a tremendous night of celebration and dancing was enjoyed by all.
Mick had his dancing shoes on and repeatably dragged Berni onto and around the dance floor.
Poor Bern was exhausted at the end of the night.

Our wonderful social committee organised a very special night.
Thank you all.
Special thanks also two our two dapper Duty Managers, Matt Green and Simon Fearn, who were kept very busy behind the bar for most of the night.
Great job guys.

Notice December 2, 2016: ‘New’ Boat Christened – The ‘Claudia Dixon'

Last Saturday night also saw our Boat Captain, Garry Pettigrove, invite our Club Patron – Claudia Dixon to christen our ’new’ surf boat the ‘Claudia Dixon’.
Claudia is a Life Member, a former Secretary and Committee Member, and has been a friend of the club for many many years.
This is a well deserved honour.
Congratulations Claudia!

Our new boat is actually a refurbished boat, however the refurbishment was of such an outstanding quality – you could claim it as a new!
The Club has Gus McDonald to thank for this work.
Clearly Gus’s skills were wasted as a dentist and his true calling was as a Surf Boat Builder.
Thanks Gus - great job!

Notice December 2, 2016: NIPPER NEWS: Awesome Job Broulee Nippers

Congratulations to Broulee Nippers for giving it 100% effort last Sunday at Bermagui for the first Nippers Carnival of the season.
Thank you to Bermagui Surf Club for hosting a great day and to all of our awesome officials (Wendy, Kel and Angie)
and water safety personal (Paul and Darren B, Aaron, Jack, Alec, Annabelle and Craig for giving up their time.
It was great to see some of our cadets providing some much needed water safety.
Thank you to all Nipper parents for getting the Nippers there, it was a big day but a rewarding one!
Thanks to the Lenehan family for towing the trailer down and back and to Tony Dale and Wendy for their efforts in organising the carnival.
Thanks Age Managers for their time and effort!
Four Bermagui photos here!

Notice November 15, 2016: Broulee Senior Carnival

The first of three Far South Coast Carnivals was held at Broulee last Sunday.
Broulee competitors were there in numbers, unfortunately the representation from the rest of the Branch was very poor. Despite the poor attendance from other clubs, this is an opportunity for Broulee to get together as a team and practice their skills.
Thank you to all who participated.
Thank you also to all those members who helped set the carnival up.
Many hands make light work.
Too risky to name everyone who helped (might miss someone), however your assistance is appreciated.
Thank you!

Notice September 20, 2016: Broulee Crews Continue Success In France

The Broulee men's crew won the French surfboat open male section at Biarritz.
In large 2m surf the Broulee crew performed perfectly and caught the wave of the day to win the event.
Soon after the open events were held further racing was postponed for the masters divisions due the pool boats becoming unseaworthy
in the rough conditions and a shortage of sweep oars in one piece.

The Broulee crew were presented with their French berets monogrammed to recognise their achievements
(See Attached Photo - Steve Moore, Morgan Freemantle, Pete Shaw and Gary Pettigrove).
The basque after party was great until they started more "boat races" and then the rot set in.

Notice September 14, 2016: Broulee Crews Win Gold & Silver At World Championships In The Netherlands

Broulee surfboat crews in the Netherlands for the World Masters Championships won gold in the over 160 male masters
(Pete Shaw, Morgan Freemantle, Gary Pettigrove, Steve Moore and Jeff Dunne)
and silver in the over 120 females
(Jackie Jones, Claire Forbes, Gary Pettigrove, Vikki Fischer & Ronny Trenton)
after some hard racing in very flat ocean conditions.
"Like Lake Burley Griffin".
Congratulations to the Broulee crews on a fine performance.
See Pics attached

The Broulee male masters crew followed up On their gold medal in the over 160s on Thursday
with a hard fought silver medal in the Reserve surf boat Division on Friday.
The crew of Jeff Dunne, Morgan Freemantle, Steve Moore and Peter shaw were leading by a length with 50m to
go to the finish when the Long Reef crew caught a wave and surged at the line to just beat Broulee.

The crews left the Netherlands with a gold and 2 silver medals and now head to Biarritz to the French Surf Boat open events.
A world tour of surf boats.

Notice August 18, 2016: CLUB TOWING POLICY – Important Reminder For All Members

“It is a requirement of the Club for members (or any other persons) to have current comprehensive motor vehicle insurance before carting or towing any BSSLSC equipment.
Any costs incurred or damage occasioned to said equipment remains the responsibility of the member, or driver concerned.
The Club MAY assist in exceptional circumstances, but this shall be at the Committee’s absolute discretion.”


For the information of all members.
Please be aware that we have a Child Protection Officer (John Edmunds) ( )
and a fully trained Member Protection Information Officer (Wendy Law) ( ) on our Club executive.
The Member Protection Information Officer (MPIO) is a new position that can receive complaints or grievances from members
and is able to spell out the available options and direct them to the correct channels and processes.
For further information or clarification, please email the Club on
Thank you.

Notice July 21, 2016: Lynda McKay Receives Life Membership

Congratulations to Lynda McKay on her award of Life Membership of the Broulee SSLSC.
Lynda has been a tremendous supporter of the Club for many years, including being the Club Treasurer from 2001 to 2004 and from 2009 to present.
Have a read of the Nomination attached and look at a few pics of a very happy Lynda.
Nomination: Lynda McKay Nomination (.pdf, 373Kb)
Images: Lynda McKay Images.
Good on you Lynda – well deserved.

Notice May 23, 2016: Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim Bronze Dolphin Awards

The following swimmers have been awarded their Broulee Bay to Breakers "Bronze Dolphin Award" for swimming in 5 Hotondo Broulee ocean swims.
We congratulate these swimmers for swimming in our first 5 ocean swims.
They will be presented with their moniker Polo Shirts at the 2017 Broulee Ocean Swim
as they progress towards their silver dolphin award for 10 years of Broulee Swims.
Eventually the plan is that we will have Gold, Silver and Bronze Dolphins awarded every year at the Broulee Swim.

Five Year Swimmers Broulee Bronze Dolphin Award in 2016:

Terry Bailey;
Tim Booth;
Wendy Dunn;
Simon Fearn;
Damien Kennedy;
David Lorimer;
Mal Mann;
Andrew Oberg;
Rachel O’Loughlin;
Ken Ryan;
Katalin Sallai;
Carolyn Seal;
Sophie Taplin;
Ian Thompson;
Allan Veness

Congratulations to all,
Gary Pettigrove