on the swingy thingy

Semafest is November 1st! Stick it in your diary and tell your friends.

Message from Heather:

“The countdown is on for one of best events this year, Semafest.

Our Sponsors will be there.

Western Sports Ortho & GP Practice will be offering free health checks.

West Beach Community Bank will be there to open accounts & answer any questions about their full banking services. Please bring id if opening accounts.

Discovery Holiday Park Semaphore are providing our outdoor movie cinema & offering discount accommodation for anyone who needs it.

Our new season merchandise will be available from our marquee as will Registration & come try forms.

See you there.

Heather Sibley

Juniors in their pink rashies

Juniors news from Pat

Message from Pat

“A warm welcome to everyone including our 47 come and try kids last weekend.

To assist us with our come and try kids, if anyone has any spare hi-vis tops that they can donate for these potential new nippers, it would be greatly appreciated. Please bring them upstairs and give them to one of the ladies on the registration table. With the weather predicted for Saturday we are expecting more come and try participants this weekend and if you have any spare hi-vis tops we will be very pleased.

This week we will again have pies, pasties, sausage rolls, donuts, coffee and salad rolls available from 11am upstairs have the a sausage sizzle at the end of training again this week and the cost for the sausage sizzle will be a $1.00 a sausage.

The lolly shop will be open at the conclusion of training this Saturday and thanks to Trudy for organising it, the lolly shop this week will be covered by the Under 11’s.

We congratulate those who competed in the ski and board series last weekend in Southport and a reminder to any Under 13’s and Under 14’s if you are interested in getting involved please speak with Karin on 0403221592.

Canteen Manager
As mentioned last week we are still looking for a canteen manager and anyone interested in taking on the role please contact Pat on 0419816911 or speak to me on Saturday.

The uniform shop will again be open from 10.45am to 12.15pm.

March Past and R&R
As mentioned last week if you are interested in finding out more about either march past or R&R please make sure you speak with your age group manager.

Anyone interested in finding out what is required to do your bronze please let me know.

Senior training camp

OPEN TO ALL SENIOR MEMBERS SRC AND ABOVE (beginners to experts, male and female).

SEMAPHORE CLUB TRAINING AND SURFING CAMP. Next weekend on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October. Approximate cost is $22 a night (camp is two nights)at Chiton Rocks surf club.

Don’t know how to paddle a board or ski in waves? Now is your chance, there will be multiple training sessions a day to learn the basics or hone your skills.

Please get in contact with Nick Penny 0423757900 or Karin Humphrey 0403221592 if you are interested in coming. Sorry for the late notice but we had trouble getting final confirmation from the booking agency.

Look forward to seeing everyone there to get the season started

Don’t forget Semafest! November 1st.

Well we’re certainly heading for a great Semafest Day with radio station Fresh FM coming to broadcast from our event.

Make sure you check us out on the front page of the Messenger this week.

More a Gourmet food Vendors too!

So if you haven’t told everyone about it yet start spreading the word. The best free community event is happening on the 1st November & it’s called Semafest 2014.

Read more about the day on Weekend Notes.

Beach Training

Beach training with Jeff Bampton will re-commence this Sunday 12th October at 10am.

This is open to all U14s, Seniors and Masters.

Come along if you would like to improve your beach fitness as well as techniques in the disciplines of sprints, relays and flags.


flags out the front

First Aid State Champs

First Aid State Champs are to be held on Saturday 15th November (venue and time to be confirmed).

We are looking for members that are keen to participate in this event. First aid is a two person team event where competitor’s must utilise their first aid skills over a 12 minute scenario.

We are also looking for a coordinator that would be interested in developing a first aid squad over a number of years. You will be given assistance in learning and understanding how the event works.

First aid is run from U14s up to Open.

If you are interested in competing or coaching the event please contact Karin Humphrey on 0403221592

juniors with boards at the starting line

Juniors Training Starts 11-10-2014

A reminder and clarification that Juniors training starts this Saturday 11/10/2014.

You can register online now but if you need assistance you can register on Saturday at the Club from 11am.

Be there for training from 12pm for a 1230 start and a 3pm finish

Food available from 1130am.

Free sausage sizzle after for everyone.


Pat Larven

Ex-Men Beach Party

Hey Folks, You’re ALL invited to the Ex-Mens Xmas Beach Party this summer.
How does having an ice cold drink on a warm Summer’s evening sound?? Then add listening to great music….overlooking the beach?? Pretty good I think.

We can’t wait and we hope you can join us!!

ticket price includes
– Live Entertainment
– Cocktail Food
– Complimentary Drink on Entry
– Discount Beverages
– Give Aways
– Door Prizes
– and more……
For tickets simply inbox the Ex-Men Facebook page or email robnic73@bigpond.net.au

Board and Ski Series – Event 1

Event 1 (of 2) of the 2014/15 Board and Ski Series is almost upon us! Event 1 is to be held at Southport SLSC on Saturday 11th October.  Marshalling will be at 8.30am for a 9am start with an approximate finishing time of 11am.

This event is open to all male and female U13/14/15 (board only) and U17/19/Open/Masters (board and ski) competitors.

If total numbers competing across all clubs are sufficient the aim is to have 3 races per age group per discipline.

Are you keen to compete?  If so, please contact Karin Humphrey on 0403221592 or at kaz412@bigpond.com prior to Tuesday 7th October 12pm.

What a great way to kick off the season!


Please note – Event 2 is to be held on Saturday 25th October at Christies Beach SLSC.  Marshalling for this event will be at 1.30pm for a 2pm start with an approximate finishing time of 4pm.

Feel free to nominate for both events when you contact Karin.

Age Group Managers for 2014/15 Announced

From Junior Chairperson Patrick Larven:

“A big thank you for those who responded to our recent request for age group managers. These are the age group managers for 2014/15 season. If you are able to offer any assistance with any age group please
do not hesitate to contact the age group manager direct or myself.

Age Group Managers 2014
Under 7
Di Christie

Under 8
Tracey Clee

Under 9
Brad Tunbridge

Under 10
Kirsty Low

Under 11
Andrew Edwards

Under 12
Aaron Low

Under 13
Bruce Moseley

Under 14
Chris Mahney

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you all on the beach. “