Merry christmas

Weekly Junior Report

A reminder that there is no Board training this week.  Nippers will be as per normal on Saturday, with the Canteen opening it’s doors for the last time before renovations.  The ever popular $5 Nugget rolls are back!


Next week will be the last Nippers of the year and to celebrate the festive season we’ll be holding our annual Nippers Christmas Party!  See below for all the details.



As mentioned previously Junior Carnival Number 2 has moved to Glenelg on December 17th.  More details on that coming soon.

See you on the beach!


Junior Weekly Report

Don’t forget this weekend’s junior disco.  Tickets are still available.  Check out the info here.

Junior xmas raffle tickets are still available.  If  you did not receive your book last Saturday, please see your age group manager this week. Prizes include Sky diving and family passes to both Adelaide and Monarto Zoos.

Last weekend’s Branch Carnival was at West Beach and we had a great turnout.  Thank you to all Nippers who attended.  The next branch carnival is 14th January and Henley Surf Club.

Junior Carvinal number 2 has been moved from Christie’s Beach to Glenelg on 17th of December.  More information will be available next week.

Board training is on this Friday evening subject to the weather.  Meet on the grass at 5pm.

Canteen this Saturday will be staffed by Under 13’s.  Volunteer parents please remember to wear closed in shoes.  We will need minimum of 4 helpers.

A reminder to everyone to check to ensure that your (including each of your children) Surfguard Membership renewals have been done.  If they haven’t you will not be covered by SurfSA’s insurance and so technically not able to participate in Training from 1 Dec 2018.

See you on the beach!


Port Adelaide Pageant – the festive season is here!

Semaphore SLSC has again been a proud entrant in the Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant.  We had a great turn out of members and were well represented on the streets of Port Adelaide.  A big thank you to Ian Biggs for towing the boat.  Thank you to all of the children who participated, especially at the end of a long day with the Branch Carnival as well!  Thank you to the wonderful parents of our Club who turned up and supervised their children throughout the parade.  We are a family club and that was evident throughout our involvement.



We need you at the Semaphore Street Fair!

We are lucky to be a part of the Semaphore Street fair again this Sunday.  We are seeking volunteers.  If you can help out between 1pm and 2pm or 2pm and 3pm please comment below this post.  Your help to promote our Club will be most appreciated.


Christmas Pageant – Come and join the parade!


We will be entering a float at this year’s Port Adelaide Christmas Pageant which is being held on this Saturday evening November 25th in Port Adelaide.  It would be great to have as many Juniors and Seniors marching as possible.


We will towing one Surf Boat and will take up to ten juniors in the boat. Names will be taken on a first come first served basis but with priority placed on the younger children getting preference over the older kids.  We would love to see any SRC’s and Bronzies in uniform to assist in supervising while the floats are in motion!!!

Dress for the day is:

  • Semaphore Skull Caps for all juniors and red Semaphore Shirts for all juniors that have them
  • Patrol hats and shirts for seniors and patrolling members.
  • If you are a non patrolling parent that wants to walk with the group, please wear any Semaphore gear that you have (you could always stop by the uniform shop on Saturday morning if you don’t)
  • Optional tinsel and Christmas decorations.

Participants should be at Lipson St (between St Vincent and Russell St – I think we’ll be closer to St Vincent St) anytime after 4:00pm and before 5:30pm. The Pageant kicks off at 6pm but there are many road closures and experience says getting a park starts getting tricky after 4:30pm. Our float should be recognisable with the Surf Boat but we are in section G.

The Parade ends at Lipson St / St Vincent St intersection.

For any questions and to confirm your attendance and claim a place in a surf boat, please email Steph Breden or call on 0429 046 362

More information can be found on the Port Adelaide website or on the Port Adelaide Pageant Facebook event page.

Look forward to seeing you there!



Click here for details on when and where to assemble, as well as other event details such as parking.






West Beach Junior Branch Carnival

This Saturday will see the first Junior Branch Carnival held at West Beach.  Following is some information about the running of the day, food options and an attachment showing the proposed program and site map.  Members are expected on the beach no later than 1pm for our usual catch-up.  Come and Try participants have the week off so we’ll see you in Semaphore next week.
  • It’s proposed that there are 1-2 people (AGMs etc) in charge of each station to coordinate the events conducted there & keep the group moving through efficiently with the assistance of other AGMs who will move from station to station with the age group.
  • Water safety personnel will be in each of the 4 water areas.  It would be fantastic to have some of our own water cover volunteers on hand to help out.
  • Team events will involve mixed club teams to promote branch integration.
  • No results will be recorded on the day as participation will be the focus to ensure everyone has a go.
  • WBSLSC will set the beach up so Semaphore SLSC will just need to bring trailers and park as per site map immediately north of club on dirt patch.  We’ve been asked to bring a couple of rescue boards for water cover folk. WBSLSC will provide IRBs including drivers/crew.
  • Food options for the day include a Sausage Sizzle from 3:15pm – includes a $5 meal deal – sausage in bread + juice box + small donut.  This will be located on the grassed area just to the north of the club.  There will also be lollies and popcorn available for sale.  The Surf Club Cafe will also be open all afternoon and evening for tea, coffee, drinks, chips/wedges, dip platters, ice creams and meals from 5:30pm (best to book at table if staying for dinner 8353 8503)
Click here for proposed program and site map.

Junior Weekly Newsletter

There’s a lot happening at the moment.  Further posts with more specific details will follow this newsletter.

A reminder there is a Branch Carnival this Saturday at West Beach Surf Life Saving Club for all Club Members.  Come and Try members have the week off and we will see you back at Semaphore next week.  Please be on the beach no later than 1pm for our normal Club catch up.

The second Junior Carnival on December 17th has been moved from Christies Beach to Glenelg.

Don’t forget the Semaphore SLSC Junior disco is on December 2nd.  Be sure to pop this date on your social calender.

Board training is on this Friday but for it to go ahead we still need 4 x water cover volunteers.  Meet on the grass at 5pm and sign in with Steph.

Junior Christmas raffle tickets will be handed out this Saturday.  The raffle will be drawn at the Club Christmas break-up on December 16th.

See you on the beach!


Junior training

A reminder that Junior Swimming training has begun at Largs Bay Swim Centre Wednesday nights 7-8pm.

Board training is on Friday evenings.  Meet at the Club at 5pm.

March Past training is on Saturdays at 12pm (but no training on Saturday 18 Nov).

Nippers gets underway Saturdays at 12:45pm.

See you on the beach!

Seniors Weekly Update

Unfortunately there will be no youth training this Saturday (18th November). There are a few things going on, so enjoy the morning and rest up for the carnival the following day. Iron person training is on as per normal at 8:30am, with trailer loading for the carnival happening after iron training.

Ski training will start on Monday the 20th.  This is especially aimed at new ski paddlers, but is open to everyone. Please meet at the club at 4:45pm, then we will then head to the lake for training.

Senior carnival two is on this Sunday at Aldinga, further details to come, but if you have nothing on we would love to see you down there for some support.


Junior Carnival 1 – Spectacular start to Competition season at Port Noarlunga

Almost sixty Semaphore junior members hit the beach in Port Noarlunga today for Carnival 1 of the season.  The weather was perfect and all competitors did the Club proud with their commitment to giving it their best.

Special congratulations to the Under 8 and Under 9 members who were participating in competition for the first time.

Thanks to all of the Managers, Assistants, Officials, Water Cover and parent helpers who made the day a success.

A reminder there will be junior swimming training Wednesday nights for proficient members every Wednesday 7-8pm at the Largs Bay Swim Club.

See you on the beach!