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Notice June 12, 2019: 2019 SLS Pool Rescue Competition

Entries are now open for the SLS NSW pool rescue competition,
July 13th (Under 11s to Under 15s) and July 14th (Under 17s to Masters) in Woy Woy.
Age roups and SLS proficiency requirements are the same as the 2018-19 surf carnival season.
Please contact Steve Corcoran for more info on or 0421 616 757.
Entries close 30th June.
Go Broulee!

Notice June 12, 2019: 2019 Australian Lifeguard Service NSW

Recruitment Now Open!
All potential Lifeguards please note, Eurobodalla Council has opened tenders
for Lifeguarding Services to our beaches again this coming summer season.
ALS will be submitting a tender, as will I'm sure the current contractor (the Blue Shirts).
The successful tenderer won't be known for a while yet so you may wish to apply for a position under both organisations.

Australian Lifeguard Service NSW - Recruitment Now Open!
With over 330 positions available across 90 locations, the ALS is encouraging Surf Lifesavers
to apply as a means of offering local employment, building stronger relationships with clubs
and providing opportunities for club members to develop leadership and lifesaving skills as;
* Lifeguard Supervisors
* Season Staff
* Casual Staff

Notice June 12, 2019: 2019 Midford NSW Board Riding Championships

Surf Life Saving NSW is pleased to confirm the following venue and date for the 2019 Midford NSW Board Riding Championships.
Midford NSW Board Riding Championships (.pdf, 145Kb)

Notice June 12, 2019: Swimming News

The Broulee Brass Monkeys Meet at North Broulee Every Sunday 9:30 am (Meet at the toilet block).
The swimmers were glad to get back to North Broulee and swim behind the breakers last Sunday.
Although it was a bit of a challenge for some of us to get through the waves to swim down the beach,
but once out the back – all was good.
Gabi led the group walking down the beach and was happy with their distance.
The water was still a bit murky with some scraps of seaweed and a comfortable 19’.
The sun was shinning and we all enjoyed our swim.
Thanks again to our group of safety boardies.
Cheers Bev

Just so you know I'm not slacking, I did a kilometre in the 25mtr pool in Normanton on Sunday.
Now in Karumba and no I'm not swimming in the water here - but we did enjoy a Barra & Beer at the Sunset Tavern last night!
Wonderful barramundi, cold beer and great setting.
What more could you ask for!

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

Notice June 12, 2019: 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 Cafe
    Keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram pages for Friday night Specials
    and also our extended Summer hours.
    South Brou Café Opening hours
    Thursday to Monday 8:30am - 2:00pm (Closed on Friday nights until Daylight Saving resumes)
  • Masters Fitness Group - a bit of swimming, running, hill climbs and other activities.
    If you are interested, please give Gab Smith a call on 0401 495 901.
  • Football Tipping 2019
    Questions re NRL Footy Tipping see Gordon.
    Questions re AFL Footy Tipping see Kevin.
    Broulee is hosting the Far South Coast Branch Presentation dinner at the Tomakin Sports & Social Club on the 15th June.
    Tickets are now available for $60.00.
    Please send names and any special dietary requirements through to for all those attending.
    It should be a fun night with dinner and a DJ along with a photobooth for something special.
    Did we GET JACK BACK FOR OUR 40th - could be a big party!
  • Club Bar Open Friday Nights From 6:00pm.
  • Sunday Swimmers
    The Broulee Brass Monkeys meet at the toilet block on North Broulee at 9:30am every Sunday.

Notice June 12, 2019: Community News

  • What's On At The Tomakin Club - Go to:
  • Broulee Runners
    New Winter Start Time 4:30 PM - Every Wednesday at the Anchor On Mossy Point Headland:
    See story and Times on the Blogspot
  • Keep up to date with Broulee Rural Fire Brigade
    Follow our facebook page:

    Broulee RFB always welcome new members to our station.
    You will find someone at the station on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
    Meeting Nights: 2nd Wednesday of each Month at 7:00pm.
    Training Nights: 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.
    Location: Broulee RFB Station Broulee Road, Broulee.
  • Broulee Seniors are back in 2019!
    • Join up as a social member for $30.
    Includes a limited edition Dolphins stubby holder and discounted beverages.
    Want to play?
    Training is Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:00pm @ Captain Oldery.

    Junior registration is also open for our U10-U18 teams.
    For further information contact:
    Seniors: Ian Filmer - 0414712441
    Juniors: Jon Brady - 0412766605.

Notice June 6, 2019: Surf Life Saving Review Of Core Lifesaving Awards

Surf Life Saving is reviewing its core lifesaving awards – the Surf Rescue Certificate and the Bronze Medallion.
See attached review questions.
Surf Life Saving Review Of Core Lifesaving Awards (.pdf, 234Kb)
Please contribute if you can.

Notice June 6, 2019: Broulee Nippers Notice

A call out to all parents and new members whom have interest in attaining their SRC qualifications,
or renew their lost youth skills in surf lifesaving.
The dates for the new seasons training to be marked in your calendar;
Saturday 31st August, and 7th and 8th September.
This training is open to everyone, and will provide you with some valuable skills in the necessary
disciplines for helping patrols, water safety, Nippers Age manager, or simply personal self-development.
Any Under 14 nippers for the season 2019/20, this is also for you, and you will have developed
most of these skills already, and this accreditation will progress you toward your cadet years post nippers.
Please forward your interest to Jason Domeny 0403 316 698, or
so as to co-ordinate training numbers, facilities needed to run the course.
(u/14’s can also contact Simone).
Thanks to those who have responded so far!

Notice June 6, 2019: 2019 Surf Sports Member Research Survey

Please Take the Time To Complete The Survey.
SLSNSW have commenced member research to learn more about your needs and perceptions of surf sports across the state.
They are working with D&M Research to conduct a member survey and invite you to take part.
It will take about 10 minutes to complete and your details will not be provided to any third party.
All responses to this research are strictly confidential and will only be used in aggregate form.
Take the Survey

Notice May 28, 2019: Mystery Woman Reviews Our 40th Anniversary

Celebration Ball - Review Attached
Winter Ball Review (.pdf, 56Kb)
A wonderful Review of last weeks Ball is attached.
The Review was written for me by a Mystery Woman, who is this Mystery Woman?

Notice May 28, 2019: Reminder - Footy Tipping News

Get Your Fees in NOW Please.
If you haven't already, can all tipsters please pay their fees.
They are now overdue!

Notice May 22, 2019: 40th Anniversary Celebrations A Wonderful Success

Unfortunately, because of the federal election, I and many others were forced to miss the celebrations.
However, I've been told both the Founders & Life Members night and the Ball were a smashing success.
Congratulations to all involved in the organising of these events.

Notice May 22, 2019: Safeguarding children and young people – the role of the Code of Conduct

Did you know that each year when you sign your membership form you are agreeing to follow the SLSA Codes of Conduct?
Our Club is committed to the safeguarding of children and young people in Surf Life Saving.
One way we do this is by ensuring that our members behave in a way which creates a safe, positive and inclusive environment.
Surf Life Saving’s Codes of Conduct represent the minimum standards of member behaviour and must be complied with at all times.
Both of these Codes can be found in the SLSA Member Protection Policy.
Please take the time to remind yourself of what is included in the Codes of Conduct,
especially the ?Code of Conduct for People in Positions of Authority when Dealing with Children
or Young People which has been developed recently by SLSA to support the Safeguarding Children
and Young People Program being rolled-out this season.

Notice May 22, 2019: Masters Fitness Group

Gab Smith is looking to put together a 'Masters' Fitness Group, to train together over winter and beyond if successful.
She is planning a bit of swimming, running, hill climbs and other activities only Gab knows.
If you are interested, please give Gab a call on 0401 495 901.

Notice May 22, 2019: Far South Coast Paddlers News

What a great way to kick off the first round of the 2019 winter series.
Sunshine, good tides, great results, and even a new course record! (Hot lap Stenhouse!).
Thanks everyone for a great morning on the water.
Attached are the adjusted race results. (Thanks Daz)
Winter Ski Results (.pdf, 158Kb)
Apologies in the delay.
Please note the first email listed the 2nd paddle at Moruya on the 1st June.
This has been moved to Saturday 8th June.
Anyone up for a paddle challenge should check out the Burrill race Saturday 1st June.
This is a great day for all levels, with a range of race distances hosted by PaddleNSW and Makai crew.
Hope to catch you there! Full details including registration are here.

Look forward to catching you all at the next round at Moruya on Saturday 8th June.
It will be an 8:00am on the water start.
Other dates for the series are:

2nd Round - Saturday 8th June - Moruya
3rd Round - Saturday 6th July - Burrill Lake
4th Round - Saturday 3rd August - Moruya
5th Round - Saturday 7th September - Tomakin

Scott & Dylan

Notice May 15, 2019: National Review of Lifesaving Awards

There's a national review of Lifesaving Awards underway and we've been asked to provide some feedback.
Patrolling members, your thoughts on the following questions are needed.
Please email your responses to before 17th May.

a. Does the Bronze Medallion need to be kept proficient to maintain proficiency in the IRB Driver?
b. If they have completed an internationally recognised standard for self-survival is this sufficient?
This would allow members who may be extremely good power craft operators to continue being involved.

a. Do patrol captains and duty officers need to have held a Bronze Medallion?
b. Can a tailored module be created which would provide them with the knowledge required
to undertake these roles, rather than them having to come through the Bronze Medallion stream?

3. Are there any other operational requirements i.e., swift and flood water rescue and response
that you'd like to see included in training courses?

Notice May 15, 2019: Search and Rescue Exercise

Anyone interested in attending SAREX (Search and Rescue Exercise) training at Narooma on 1st/2nd June
needs to let Wendy ( know before 13th May.
They need to plan the exercises around numbers attending.
Any current Call out team members, or patrolling members that think
they might be interested in becoming a Call out team member can attend.
They are very worthwhile exercises.

Notice May 15, 2019: Notice May 15, 2019: Search and Rescue Exercise

Moruya pool is currently open on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 1pm and 4pm for lap swimming.
Mention Broulee SSLSC when you go along, or even better, get a training group together!

Notice May 15, 2019: Reminder Need A Designated Driver For The Ball - Give Jess A Call

Live in the Broulee/Mossy Point area and want a designated driver for the night of the Winter Wonderland Ball?
I will come and pick you up from your house and drop you off at the ball
and drive you home at the end of the night when you are ready to go!
All for $10 (An extra $5 for more than 4 people per household).
Message me to book and/or to get more information on 0498 639 687 or email me on

Notice May 8, 2019: Still A Few Tickets Available

Tickets for the 40th Anniversary Winter Wonderland Ball are now also available
for non-members to purchase from the Club on Friday evenings.
If any member still wishes to purchase tickets but can’t get to Club on Friday night
please ring Lynda on 0411 491 486 to arrange Direct Deposit Payment

Notice May 1, 2019: Club Presentations & Awards

Last Saturday over 80 members enjoyed a wonderful evening celebrating another excellent year for Broulee.
Congratulations to all award recipients for your dedication and commitment throughout the season.
Well deserved one and all!
* SWIM AWARD: Dan Beby: Runner up: Arusha Chew
* CADET AWARDS: Ryle Schuchmann and Sierra Chew
o Patrol 1 - Benjamin Nicholas
o Patrol 2 - Greg Leach
o Patrol 3 - Nat Browning
o Patrol 47- Orca - Jason Domeny
o Patrol 5 - Jenny Taylor
o Patrol 6 - Dave Hogden
o Patrol 7 - Don Szell
o Patrol 8 - Deb Bailey
* 5 YEARS OF 100% PATROL: Ted Pettigrove, Karen Senior & Gab Smith
* ANZAC- ETERNAL SPIRIT AWARD: Griffin Braves Crew: Vikki Fischer, Brenda Lofthouse,
Susan McKeag, Belynda McNaughton, Robyn Trenton & Gary Pettigrove
* PATROLLERS OF THE YEAR: Jason Domeny & Caroline Smith
* JUNIOR ACHIEVERS OF THE YEAR: Craig Senior & Jessica Campbell
* CLUB PERSON OF THE YEAR - Steve Corcoran

Notice May 1, 2019: Broulee Nippers Notice

What a spectacle on South Broulee beach on Sunday, with the most amazing relay event
of the season taking place under the glory of a spectacular Autumn day.
Three teams of all age nippers took on the flag relay against a seemingly determined team of parents and age managers.
The result was a convincing and glorious win to the Nippers, putting the elders down with two wins
from three races in what looked like the biggest flash mob on south Broulee in the history of parent’s vs nippers.
And if the beach win was not enough, the Broulee Nippers managed to show their outstanding abilities
in the combined adults and Nippers swim around the swim mark, beyond the breakers in the patrolled area of the beach.
The officials have come back with the results from the day, and it seems the over 35’s need some practice.
Well done Broulee Nippers!

The results from the season were released to the eager crowd in the clubhouse after the beach events,
and it was truly a season of outstanding individual and team performances throughout all the age groups in the Broulee Nippers.
The Junior Branch Championship “Dave Pheeney Memorial” Trophy will rest with Broulee this season!
(Full Results Attached) Well done to all the Broulee team for the tremendous successes we achieved.
The March Past trophy also will be polished and rested with Broulee for this season,
what an effort and proud moment in our club’s history again for the 2018/19 nippers group of champions.
See you all next season, and remember the words from a famous little blue fish… ”just keep swimming, just keep swimming”

Notice May 1, 2019: Have Your Say - The Use Of Drones For Shark Surveillance And Beach Safety

Southern Cross University has opened an anonymous survey to determine the levels of public
acceptability of drone surveillance at beaches along the coast of NSW.
It will assist in determining the role of drones in future shark mitigation strategies
and/or if further research and development into drone surveillance is required.
The survey will take approx 5 - 10 minutes to complete.

Notice May 1, 2019: Ski News The Winter Ski Series is back for 2019!

The Winter Ski Series is back for 2019!
The same format as last year with one new location.
The first round will be at Tomakin on Saturday 4th May.
It will be an 8am on the water start.
Other dates for the series are:
1st Round - Saturday 4th May - This Saturday at Tomakin
2nd Round - Saturday 1st June - Moruya
3rd Round - Saturday 6th July - Burrill Lake
4th Round - Saturday 3rd August - Moruya
5th Round - Saturday 7th September - Tomakin

Looking forward to another great Winter of paddling!
See you at Tomakin for the first round.
FSC Paddlers

Notice May 1, 2019: Free Racing Ski to a Junior Broulee Member

A racing ski is available free to an interested junior Broulee member.
Pick up is at Denhams beach.
Contact Craig Kentwell to express your interest at

Notice April 24, 2019: Scholarship Opportunity – Future 500 Leaders Governance Scholarship

Attached and below is information regarding a grant available for women members wishing to complete study in Governance.
Future 500 Leaders Governance Scholarship (.pdf, 172Kb)
Anyone interested needs to contact Wendy Law 0438 740 779 or the grant seeking unit directly.

Notice April 15, 2019: Broulee Carnival

I don't want to jinx us, but I think we might have done it - Jack could be coming home.
We're still waiting for official results, but looking at the great team effort
displayed last Saturday, I think we can be quietly confident.
A common theme throughout the day was for our swimmers, and our board and ski paddles, to complete their 'age event'
and then almost immediately (and sometimes despite being almost 'dead' on their feet) front again for the Open Event.
A fantastic Team effort.
Even more pleasing was how incredibly supportive the group was, whether they won their event
or finished last - they were still a hero for the team.
Well done Broulee!!!

There are many people who should be thanked for their help in the setting up and running
of both the Senior and Nipper Carnivals, however, in particular, the club thanks the efforts of Wendy Law
who seemed to be everywhere, Darren Drewsen our Sports Coordinator, Andrew Mizzi for setting the buoys,
David Law Carnival Referee, Ian Banford and Kim Pritchard who cooked up a storm on the BBQ,
Jason Domeny our Nipper Coordinator and general workhorse, Cherise Walker and Michelle Dubois
for running the bar on Saturday night, and others who I haven't named (sorry) but were a great help.
Thank You!

Notice April 15, 2019: 100% Patrollers

Jackets All Past Recipients – Get Those Jackets Returned NOW - This Weekend.
All past recipients of the 100% Patrollers Jackets who are eligible for the award again this season
(see updated page) are asked to return their (cleaned) jackets to the club no latter than this weekend
so that this seasons award can be embroidered on.
Jackets can be returned to the Club during Patrols and left in the Patrol Room.
(Please ensure the jackets are clean and have your name clearly marked on the label or on paper pinned to the jacket).
New & past 100% Patrollers jackets will be presented to recipients at the Presentation Day on Saturday 27th April.


Saturday, 11th May 2019 from 6:00pm to 11:55pm (AEST).
Broulee Surfers Surf Life Saving Club

Come along to Jay's Longest Melanoma March Music Night Fundraiser at Broulee Surf Club on May 11th.
Entertainment includes Little Forest Duo, Aly Palmer, Izzy Smith, Mallee Smith & Rody Reason.
Your ticket price includes pizza dinner supplied by Cut and Run.
You will also be able to buy tickets in a raffle and participate in a silent auction on the night.
Prizes include things like 90 minute massage, pizza vouchers from Cut & Run,
2 nights accommodation at Lake Crakenback Resort, 1 week accommodation in Noosa,
quilts donated by The Sticher of Eastwick, wine and much more!
Tickets are limited due to location capacity so please get in quick!
Please note, this event is not BYO.
Drinks can be purchased at the Surf Club Bar.
Share this event on Facebook and Twitter.
We hope you can make it!
Lee Louttit

Notice April 4, 2019: SLS NSW President Vacancy

Please find a link and attachment for the nomination form for SLS NSW President, after Dave Murray’s resignation this week. - 2019 SLSNSW President Nomination Form.pdf

Notice March 27, 2019: 40TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER WONDERLAND BALL - Saturday 18th May

See Attached Poster: 40TH ANNIVERSARY WINTER WONDERLAND BALL (.pdf, 496Kb)
Members are invited to purchase their tickets on Friday nights for the Anniversary Ball.
Tickets - $50.00.

Notice March 13, 2019: Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim

Hotondo Broulee Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim The Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers is growing from strength to strength,
with a record number of swimmers of over 400.
The Club, the Community Association and, for the first this year, the Make-a-Wish Team
will all benefit from this very successful event staged by the Broulee community.

This success would not be possible without your help. Race Director, Gary Petigrove,
and the organising committee offer a huge thank you to Team Broulee for pitching in
and making the Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers Ocean Swim a great event again.
A crew of helpers were at the club before the sparrows woke to get the buoys ready for the IRB drivers and Crew.
The Registration Team were in place soon after to register everyone and help out the late comers.
Our water safety team hit the water around 8:30am to ensure all our swimmers were safe.
Our race starter, timekeepers and recorders did their best, despite the huge numbers
(a new timing system may be necessary in future and we may need an electronic timer
- all swimmers wearing a micro chip) if the event continues to grow.
Then the clean up crews did a sterling job packing all the gear away.
In the mean time, our BBQ boys & gal were cooking up a storm, and the bar was doing a roaring trade.

Thank you to all our Broulee SSLSC Members and friends, and to the Broulee & Mossy Point Community Association
for helping to make the 2019 Hotondo Homes Bay to Breakers Swim a success again.
Thankyou also to the Batemans Bay Yacht Club for the loan of their large marker buoys.

Notice March 13, 2019: Hotondo Bay to Breakers Swim Results

We had 413 swimmers this year, a record and 80 above the 2018 swim.
Hotondo Bay to Breakers Swim Results (.pdf, 103Kb)

Notice March 13, 2019: Xade Borwick – A True Lifesaver!

See the Full Story Attached: Xade Borwick – A True Lifesaver! (.pdf, 71Kb)
For those of you who don’t know Xade, Xade is in the Under 9s Canberra/Broulee Nippers.
Recently, Xade displayed maturity and courage beyond a lot of adults, in saving the life of a toddler at a Canberra pool.
Xade had come across a toddler lying under the water – he observed that no one was watching,
and subsequently picked her up and helped her get to the edge of the pool.
Broulee SSLSC is very proud of you Xade, well done!!

Notice March 13, 2019: Great New Video Series Produced by Surfing NSW and Surf Life Saving NSW

Last year, Surf Life Saving NSW and Surfing NSW signed a historic agreement,
the first since the 1960s, to work together to improve water safety by empowering surfers
to perform rescues where lifeguards aren't available.
This represents a good example of how the Broulee Surfers started 40 years ago when they founded BSSLSC - A need recognised by surfers.

Notice March 6, 2019: South Coast Boat Series Winners Broulee

Three Broulee surfboat crews competed in the fourth round of South Coast Boat Series at Shellharbour last Saturday.
The conditions were windy and in a swell increasing during the day from Cyclone Oma.

In great results, the Broulee crews all won their divisions on the day.
The Broulee Capitals won the open women.
The Broulee Griffin Braves won the Masters Women and the Broulee Mixed Grill won the Masters men’s division.

The best news is that the Broulee Crews also announced as series winners in their three divisions.

The Broulee Capitals crew of Annie McAppion, Jackie Jones, Teresa Commicchio and Claire Forbes
won the Open Women’s boat series ahead of the Coogee and North Cronulla crews.
The Broulee Griffin Braves crew of Robyn Trenton, Susan McKeag, Vikki Fischer and Brenda Lofthouse
won the Masters Women’s series ahead of Tartha and Mollymook crews.
The Broulee Mixed Grill crew of Morgan Freemantle, Jeff Dunne, Steve Moore and Pete Shaw
won the Masters Men’s series ahead of Gerringong and Mollymook.

Congratulations to the Broulee Surfboat crews.
Two World Championship medals, a ASRL Open medal and now three South Coast series wins.

Notice February 13, 2019: Australian Surfboat Rowers League Open Championships

See The Great You Tube Videos Attached.
The ASRL Open championships were held at Elouera NSW last weekend.
Broulee entered 3 crews 4 Divisions.
The results for Broulee were excellent:
* Masters Over 40 Women’s, had the Broulee Griffin Braves win the silver medal.
The crew of Brenda Lofthouse, Vikki Fischer, Susan McKeag and Robyn Trenton raced well to come second in this division.
* Masters over 45 men, had the Broulee Mixed Grill come fifth in the final.
The crew of Pete Shaw, Steve Moore, Jeff Dunne and Morgan Freemantle raced well in the final to be second with 40m to go to the
finish line when all other crews caught a wave to catch us and the sprint to the line saw Broulee finish 5th in a tight finish.
* The Reserve women’s division saw two Broulee crews racing.
The Broulee Capitals Annie McAppion, Jackie Jones, Teresa Comacchio and Claire Forbes
and the Masters crew Griffin Braves raced in this division.
Both crews qualified through the round robin rounds and were both drawn in the same Elimination final heat.
Unfortunately both crews were eliminated in this 7 boat heat.
* The Masters men Mixed Grill also entered the reserve men’s division
and battled the large surf and raced well but failed to make it past the round robin races.

Congratulations to all Broulee crews and well done to the Griffin Braves on their excellent medal.
Looking good for the Australian Championships in April 2019 at Broadbeach QLD.
Below are a selection of internal boat videos (GoPro) and external live streaming videos (ASRL) of our surfboat races.
2019 ASRL videos:
160 Women Masters Griffin Braves Round 3
180 Men Masters Mixed Grill Round 2 and
Reserve Women (Capitals) Round 3

Notice February 13, 2019: SLS Guidelines For Safeguarding Children & Young People

Attached is the latest guidelines from SLS regarding safeguarding children & young people.
Guidelines For Safeguarding Children & Young People (.pdf, 666Kb)
It covers what we, as a Club should be aware of, and doing in this area.
Please read it in conjunction with the online training course that is now available.

Notice February 6, 2019: Working With Children (WWC)

A reminder to all coaches, Age Managers and Water Safety members, club policy
is that you must complete the full NSW WWC check by completing the section online
and then attending the Roads & Maritime Office with your ID.
This is also a FSC requirement for carnival water safety.

Notice February 6, 2019: Welcome to the Surf Life Saving Australia online store

Home to SLSA’s official branded merchandise, the store stocks a range of other items
selected for their relevance to surf lifesavers and tested to be rescue-ready.
Go to:
If you have any comments about the store or suggestions for new additions to our range,
please email us at

Notice January 30, 2019: GET JACK BACK FOR OUR 40th

See Results of Enduro Carnival Attached.
The campaign to get Jack back for our 40th Anniversary got off to a great start
at the Batemans Bay Enduro Carnival, with Broulee surging to a big lead in the Point Score.
This was a fantastic team performance from Broulee with contributions from across all age groups.
I mentioned a number of fine performances following the 16th Dec event,
but the results sheets attached show a number of other outstanding winning contributions,
including Sierra Chew in the Open Swim;
Todd Hayward - Open Swim and Over 40 Swim, Board & 1.5k run;
Daniel Beby O30 Swim &1.5k run;
Jo Flood 1.5k Run;
and Kerry 1.5k Run.
They all also placed in other events throughout the day.
Congratulations to all.
Our next Carnival is at Tathra on Saturday 23rd March.
Sounds like a good excuse for a weekend away.

Notice January 15, 2019: Andrew Constance MP Bega Announces a Building Grant of $350,000 for Broulee SLSC

On the morning of Friday 11th January 2019 a group of members gathered at the surf club
to meet with our local member Andrew Constance MP for Bega (see attached Pics).
Andrew announced that the Broulee Clubhouse building infrastructure submission
had been successful and that $350,000 was granted to the club to enable the extension project to commence in 2019.

The news was warmly received by President Al Veness and Secretary Wendy Law,
and lots of loud appreciative noise from the Broulee members in attendance.
Al thanked Andrew for coming to inform the Club of the grant success
and he looks forward to completing the next stage of the improvements to the club house.

Andrew thanked the Broulee Club and its members for its excellent life saving services
and in assisting to make the beaches a safe and welcome place for the swimming and surfing public.

Stay tuned for more developments.

Notice January 9, 2019: Surf Club Bar News - Important

A reminder to all our patrons, entry to the bar area of the club is restricted to our Duty Managers only.
To work behind the bar, you must hold a Responsible Serving of Alcohol Certificate (RSA).
Our Duty Managers have their RSA and have offered their time to assist with managing the bar.
Until you have completed an RSA Course and been accepted by Club Management as a Duty Manager,
you can not enter the bar area.
This is a legal requirement and we could lose our Liquor Licence if not enforced.
This requirement applies at all times, whether during Friday night drinks,
at a function or during after Patrol Drinks.
Thank you all for your cooperation.

Notice January 9, 2019: Spike in Drownings Throughout Australia

This Christmas/New Year period has sadly seen a spike in drownings throughout Australia.
Last year, 249 people drowned in Australia, 87 in NSW alone and of these 19% were at the beach.
Many of these drownings occurred because swimmers were caught in a Rip Current.
Our patrollers may be able to identify a Rip and know what to do if caught in a Rip,
however many of our non patrollers, their families and friends may not know.
Rips need not be dangerous if you do not panic and you know what to do.
In fact, our swimmers often love Rips because it can get them out the back of the break easily and quickly.
Have a look at the two U-Tube clips below to help you identify a Rip and what to do if caught in a Rip.
Please pass the clips on to friends and family who may not be familiar with beach safety.

How to Spot A Rip Current:

How To Survive a Rip Current:


Over the years Broulee Club has had many officials at carnivals, but these days, there are very few left.
If you think you could spare some time at a carnival to help with officiating,
the link below will help you register for the online course and next year
we can get you mentored for your practical work at either Tathra or Broulee carnivals.

The course has a fee attached, and unfortunately you'll need to pay that up front.
However, if you forward your receipt to the Club at
along with your bank details, the Far South Coast Branch will reimburse you for the fee.

Any questions regarding becoming an official, please call Wendy on 0438 740 779.

Thanks for your support
FSC Surf Sports

Notice December 11, 2018: Boutique News

New shirts now for sale in the boutique.
40th Anniversary - $35
Collard Pollo - $25
See Boutique Pages:
Boutique - New Designs
Boutique - Price List

Notice December 5, 2018: Caution - Brown Snakes Active

All patrollers please be careful walking around the surfclub, particularly near
the gear shed as a couple of brown snakes have paid us a visit recently.

Notice December 5, 2018: Safeguarding children and young people – the role of the Code of Conduct

Did you know that each year when you sign your membership form
you are agreeing to follow the SLSA Codes of Conduct?
Codes of Conduct Page.
Commitment Policy Page.

Notice December 5, 2018: Broulee Twice World Champions Masters Surfboats

- Pics Attached
The World Life Saving Championships were hosted at Glenelg Beach and Pool in November 2018.
Broulee sent three surfboat crews across to South Australia and came home with Two Gold medals and two fifth places.

Congratulations to the Broulee 180+ men’s crew who won all their divisional races
and crossed the line in a very tight final ahead of Mordialloc and Bondi crews.
The Men also competed in the Reserve Division in the Open sections and made the final and Came fifth.

Congratulations to the Broulee women’s 120+ who won Gold in their final ahead of the Yeppoon crew.
This crew is coached by Jaymi Matthews, our first female surfboat coach.

Well done to the Broulee women’s 160+ crew who had some tough races and came fifth in the final in tough conditions.

Well done to the Broulee 120+ crew who also rowed in the Reserve Women’s division
and made the Semi finals and just missed the final race of 6 boats.

The first day of the championships was deferred due to 70km/hr winds and 2m choppy surf.
The first day of racing for the masters and open heats saw 45 km/hr winds and a 1m choppy surf that was about 3 m apart.
The final day of racing for the Opens was much more like Lake Burley Griffin and suited the Canberra based crews better.

The Anklam Surf Boat crew from Germany which is coached by Gary Pettigrove also performed well
and made the semi-final of their masters division and the third round in the Open division.
The German crew enjoyed meeting the Broulee Committee at its November meeting.

They all rowed in Spike (Spellacy) the Broulee Surfboat

Notice December 5, 2018: Daniel Harding Wins Silver & Bronze At The World Life Saving Championships at Glenelg Beach

Congratulations to Daniel Harding (Canberra based Broulee member)
who competed at the recent world championships in the pool.
Daniel won the following medals:
* Silver - 100m carry with fins (55-59 mens)
* Silver - Line throw (50-54 mens)
* Silver - 4 x 50m medlay relay (200+ mens)
* Bronze - 100m tow with fins (55-59 mens)

Hopefully we will see Daniel and other Canberra based competitors come down to Malua Bay
on Sunday week (16th Dec - swim starts at 10am) for the first Far South Coast Carnival of the season,
and help Broulee win back the Jack Beale - GET JACK BACK FOR OUR 40th

Notice November 28, 2018: The Passing of Shane Madden

Hello to all,
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you all that Shane Madden passed away last Friday.

Shane had been a member of our club committee for many years coordinating training activities.
He also was a member of a number of "boards of enquiry" helping the club investigate
a number of disciplinary issues and an official complaint made against on of our members.
I also relied upon him when dealing with council regarding license and lease negotiations.
He was a very wise voice in committee discussions and always a complete gentleman.

I am sure we will all miss him and I, for one, consider myself privileged to have known him.
Allan Veness
President Broulee Surfers SLSC

The funeral of the late Shane Godfrey Madden will be held on Saturday 1st December 2018 at 12 noon,
Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Moruya, 36 Queen Street, Moruya NSW.


As a Club, Broulee already has a strong commitment to safeguarding all children.
Please see the Club Policy.
If you have any concerns or issues you wish to discuss, our Safeguarding Children Contact
is Wendy Law (0438 740 779) and our Member Protection Officer is John Edmunds (0427 225 121).

Notice November 28, 2018: Companion Animal Management Plan 2018E

Eurobodalla Council recently adopted the revised Companion Animal Management Plan 2018,
which sets out dog exercise areas across the Eurobodalla.
This is of particular interest to you in relation to dogs on beaches.
Dogs are prohibited on Broulee Beach (south) around the rocky platform and inclusive of Shark Bay and Broulee Island.

As a valued club and contributor to community service it is important that your patrols,
volunteers and the community adhere to the dog permissibility at your beach.

We also are aiming to increase Ranger presence over summer and rely heavily on responsible dog owners.
So we hope that you can help by ensuring your members understand and abide by the dogs on beaches requirements.

Where you have dog owners flouting the rules or problems with dogs on beaches please contact Council Rangers on 4474 1019.
Yours sincerely
John Gomez
Senior Ranger
t 02 4474 1019 | f 02 4474 1234

Notice November 28, 2018: Broulee Win Gold at World Championships

Broulee won 2 masters gold medals at the recent world champions.
Men’s 180+ and women’s 120+ gold medalist.
5th in 160+ women in the final.
Go Broulee.
More info to follow.

Notice September 12, 2018: Sprint and Beach Flags Clinic

Circular Attached:
Circular 3566 (.pdf, 243Kb)
Surf Life Saving NSW is calling for nominations from athletes wishing to further their development
in sprints and flags beach disciplines by attending a Beach Development Clinic.
This clinic will provide athletes with first class coaching, including coaching from NSW State Coach Daniel Robberds.
The clinic will start with a pre-screening and goal setting session,
followed by practical drills and technique on the beach, theory sessions and sessions on recovery.

Notice September 12, 2018: FSC WINTER SKI SERIES

Results Attached:
Winter Ski Results (.pdf, 111Kb)
Well done to all paddlers who paddled on Saturday in the last round of the series.
Congratulations to the winners of the handicap trophy Chris Smithers and Oscar Reedy
and to Nancy Costin and Pete Halkett who took out 1st female and 1st male.
A big thank you to our awesome BBQ cookers who helped on the day.
Thanks for a great series, enjoy your Summer paddling and see you all next Winter!

Notice September 5, 2018: Leadership Excellence Program 18-30yrs

The attached circular outlines the details and process of application for SLSNSW members
to apply as Participants in the 2018 UQ SLSQ Leadership Excellence Program.
SLSNSW has partnered with SLSQ to offer members aged between 18-30 years
the opportunity to travel to QLD to partake in this key leadership program.
We encourage interested members to apply for this amazing opportunity.
Circular 3562 (.pdf, 171Kb)

Notice August 29, 2018: NSW SLS Awards of Excellence 2018

Broulee Surfers SLSC was awarded the NSW SLS Awards of Excellence for Community Education, for Broulee Canberra nippers.
Well done to all involved!

Thanks to the nippers team at Broulee for showing the Canberra age managers the ropes
and helping to educate so many of our Canberra parents and kids about nippers and SLS.
Thanks to the trainers and assessors that educated our Cbr members to assist
with water safety and the Canberra boat crews for helping with water safety at Civic pool and training.
Thanks to Wendy and Bethany for getting the program up and running, and to the Canberra/Broulee sub-committee,
water safety and age managers, for their efforts in running this award-winning program.
Looking forward to a great 2018-19 season of nippers!

Notice August 29, 2018: Far South Coast Awarded NSW Branch of the Year for the 2017/18

A special message to all of our Far South Coast Lifesavers, Clubbies, Nippers, friends, family and Sponsors;
I am so proud to inform you that you have been recognised at the highest level for your outstanding efforts
and support in keeping our beaches safe and building better communities through surf clubs.
At the SLS NSW Awards of Excellence on Saturday night we were awarded SLS NSW Branch of the Year for the 2017/18 season.

We were shortlisted from the 11 branches in the State and selected as one of 3 finalists
with Central Coast Branch and Sydney Branch.
Within our small towns and communities here in the Far South Coast, our surf clubs
are the social glue that keep our community together and our beaches safe.

On the same night we were presented with another 4 major awards;
SLS NSW Administrator of the Year - Cheryl McCarthy, Bermagui SLSC
SLS NSW Rescue of the Year - Moruya, Broulee and Batemans Bay Support Operations
SLS NSW Community Education Program - Broulee/ Canberra Nippers
SLS NSW Services Team of the Year - Tathra, Pambula & Bermagui Bushfire Response

Thank you so much for contributing your valuable time to surf life saving,
building great Australians and better communities.
Looking forward to your continued service into the next season and hope to catch you on the beach.
Tony Rettke
Very proud President
FSC Branch SLS

Notice July 24, 2018: Drew Parbery

With much sadness that I notify you of the passing of Drew Parbery,
eldest son of Kerry Parbery - FSC Branch SLS Life Member.
Kerry was for many years our Director of Administration and has played
an integral part in making our Branch, and the George Bass, so successful.
Our thoughts and prayers go to Kerry and her family at this heartbreaking time.

Notice May 3, 2018: Club Presentation 2018

Another wonderful Presentation and Patrollers Drinks night was held at the Surf Club last Saturday night;
a night enjoyed by close to 80 club members.
The food was yummy, the wine and beer flowed and good cheer was enjoyed by all.
Special thanks to Wendy and Al for their organisation of the night;
Lynda, Kirsty & Caroline for their delicious salads;
'Rumpole' for his skill on the BBQ;
and Pete & Jeff for their efficient service at the bar.
The best thing about last Saturday was getting together with all our friends!

Congratulations to all the major award winners:

  • Handicap Summer Swim Series Winner - Roy Booker
  • Long service and Special awards:
    • Matt Goddard – SLSA Certificate of Merit for Rescue of the month
    • Gary Pettigrove - 40 year Officiating Service Award
    • Tony Dale – 40 year Officiating Service Award
  • Patrol awards:
    • Patrol 1 – Jeff Lucas
    • Patrol 2 – Michael Griffiths
    • Patrol 3 – Caroline McDonald
    • Patrol 4 - Cherise Walker
    • Patrol 5 - Justin Zutt
    • Patrol 6 – Morgan Freemantle
    • Patrol 7 – Kerry Evans (2nd year in a row)
    • Patrol 8 – Sean Brogan
  • ANZAC “Eternal Spirit” Surfboat Award:
    • Vets crew - Jeff Dunne, Morgan Freemantle, Pete Shaw and Stephen Moore
  • Male Patroller of the Year – Bruce Grant
  • Female Patroller of the Year – Cherise Walker
  • Junior Achiever of the Year:
    • Male – Scott Senior
    • Female – Annabelle Smith
  • Patrol of the Year – Patrol 5
  • Club Person of the Year – Simone Elliott

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).

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